Essay The Power Within The Mind

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The Power Within the Mind
Sherlock Holmes first appeared in A Study in Scarlet, which was published in November 1887 in Beeton’s Christmas Annual. This short story was the first of what would eventually comprise of sixty mysterious adventures featuring the famous detective and his faithful sidekick, Doctor John Watson. Between 1887 and 1927, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle produced fifty-six short stories and four novels describing their escapades together. Despite attempting several times to kill off Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was constantly obliged to revive him in order to satisfy an unquenchable public appetite for detective mysteries; The Final Problem is an example of an endeavor to execute Holmes. The detective held an enduring fascination for his late-Victorian readers, which one has hardly diminished. There has since been an endless generation of theatrical productions, film and television adaptations, video games, merchandise, fan fiction, and parodies. Holmes is arguably one of the most recognizable fictional characters worldwide, and certainly one of the most reproduced. His incredible popularity is both historically specific and in a contradictory sense, broadly generic. He, Mr. Sherlock Holmes, is inseparable from a particular historical moment at the end of the Victorian era, and has undergone a process of circulating through a wide range of pop cultural contexts, which functions as both a detective archetype and a kind of popular metaphor for ideas and…

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