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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Sherlock Holmes, one of the most famous characters in fiction , wasthe creation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, a surgeon who began writing to supplement the income from his medical practice. Doyle was born in Edinburgh, Scotland , and attended schools in Scotland andGermany before studying medicine at the University of Edinburgh . He was ship surgeon on voyages to the Arctic and to Africa before he married and practiced medicine in Portsmouth , England.
Doyledecided that he would try to invent a new kind of story that he hoped many would enjoy. He modeled the character of Sherlock Holmes after a medical school instructor whose deductive powers amazedeveryone.
The first Sherlock Holmes story , “ A Study in scarlet “ ( 1887) , received little attention when it was published after many rejections. A couple of years later , an American magazineeditor asked him to write another Sherlock Holmes story. That story , “ The Sing of four “ launched Doyle´s career as master writer of detective stories. The public demanded and received so manySherlock Holmes stories that Doyle became boarded with the character he had created . In “the final problem” (1893) Holmes was killed by his archenemy . Public protest was so great that Doyle had tobring Holmes back to life in the next story he wrote.
Doyle wrote 56 stories based on the character of Sherlock Holmes . He was knighted in 1902 for is history of the South African (Boer) War , and forhis work in a field hospital in South African.
Sherlock Holmes, uno de los personajes más famosos de la ficción, fue la creación de Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, un cirujano que comenzó aescribir para complementar los ingresos de su práctica médica. Doyle nació en Edimburgo, Escocia, y asistió a escuelas en Escocia y Alemania antes de estudiar medicina en la Universidad de Edimburgo. Fue...