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Sherlock Holmes—The First Great Detective

Lecture no. 16 from the course: Heroes and Legends: The Most Influential Characters of Literature

Sherlock Holmes—The First Great Detective

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.

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