A Study in Scarlet | Baker Street Wiki | FANDOM powered by WikiaThe story was first published in Beeton's Christmas Annual in , though it was at the time not very popular, and later reissued in novel format. It is the first story to feature the character of Sherlock Holmes , who would later become one of the most famous and iconic literary detective characters, with long-lasting interest and appeal. Conan Doyle wrote the novel at the age of A general practice doctor in Southsea, England, he had already published short stories in several magazines of the day, such as the periodical London Society. A second edition appeared the following year and was illustrated by George Hutchinson; a year later in , J. Lippincott Co. Numerous further editions, translations and dramatisations have appeared since.
Book Review: A Study in Scarlet ~ Sherlock Holmes By Sir Aurthur Colan Doyle
A Study in Scarlet
Being a Reprint from the Reminiscences of John H. Watson, M. This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, The author died in , so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 80 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works. It is the first story to feature the character of Sherlock Holmes , who would later become one of the most famous literary detective characters, with long-lasting interest and appeal.
The story marks the first appearance of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson , who would become the most famous detective duo in popular fiction. The book's title derives from a speech given by Holmes, a consulting detective, to his friend and chronicler Watson on the nature of his work, in which he describes the story's murder investigation as his " study in scarlet": "There's the scarlet thread of murder running through the colourless skein of life, and our duty is to unravel it, and isolate it, and expose every inch of it. The story, and its main characters, attracted little public interest when it first appeared. Only 11 complete copies of the magazine in which the story first appeared, Beeton's Christmas Annual for , are known to exist now and they have considerable value.