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Andrew Lycett - The Worlds of Sherlock Holmes: The Inspiration Behind the World's Greatest Detective

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Questing was Sherlock Holmes’s business. He famously adopted the latest forensic techniques, channeled the Victorian passion for enquiry, kept abreast of the key scientific breakthroughs of his age, and conducted his investigations in an enigmatic and stylized manner. And the brains behind it all was, of course, the great Arthur Conan Doyle.

In this deep dive into the contemporary world of Holmes and Conan Doyle, biographer Andrew Lycett 
explores all that encompasses the world of the great detective – tracing the infamous character’s own interests, personality and mythologized biography alongside that of his creator’s.

From the Victorian crazes for detection and séance, to contemporary developments in science and psychology, Lycett weaves together everything that inspired Conan Doyle in 
creating the world’s most famous detective and one of fiction's most enduring, enigmatic and recognizable characters.

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