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The Sherlock Holmes Phenomenon

Sherlock Holmes is often said to be the world’s most recognizable fictional character. The stories featuring the Great Detective and his friend Dr. John Watson have been almost continuously in print since A Study in Scarlet was first published in 1887, and there are also many translations that testify to their worldwide popularity. Shown here are a selection of early editions and translations as well as a sample of the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection’s extensive selection of “new” Sherlock Holmes stories in which other writers create their own adventures for Conan Doyle’s characters.

Many of these works can be read online through the Gutenberg project or other websites.

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A Study in Scarlet in Beeton's Christmas Annual The Sign of the Four The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
The Hound of the Baskervilles The Boston Sunday Post Magazine Nov. 22, 1914 His Last Bow Black Peter in Collier’s Weekly, February 27, 1904
“The Adventures of the Lion’s Mane” by Arthur Conan Doyle in Liberty, November 27, 1926 The Pursuit of the Houseboat A Double Barrelled Detective Story Nonsense Novels
Early plagiarisms