Sherlock Holmes—The First Great Detective
Lecture no. 16 from the course: Heroes and Legends: The Most Influential Characters of Literature
Taught by Professor Thomas A. Shippey | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Literature & Language Courses
We are familiar with Sherlock Holmes’s methodology—using clues, facts, evidence, and reason to solve the case. Here, go inside the world of the 19th century and see what circumstances paved the way for such a hero. Then, turn to some of Sherlock’s most exciting cases.