Sherlock Holmes Against Conan Doyle
130 years after it was created by Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes is a literary myth who turned out to be a fertile ground for inspiration beyond expectations. Despite Doyle’s determination to escape his creature and forge a wider literary work he found himself trapped and overshadowed. The public of the time quickly embraced and shaped this character, to the extent that he was thought to be real and that people were asking Doyle to contact Holmes for help in their investigations. Find out the true story behind the myth and revisit a fascinating icon of our Times…which lives on…2017 is the year of the 130th anniversary of the first novel featuring Sherlock Holmes, A Study in Scarlet, published in 1887.
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