The Enduring Popularity Of Sherlock Holmes

The Enduring Popularity Of Sherlock Holmes

A popular BBC series and a lawsuit over whether his stories are in the public domain are drawing attention once again to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of one of literature's most iconic characters: Sherlock Holmes. We consider the enduring appeal of the "canon" of four novels and 56 short stories featuring Holmes and Watson, and the many interpretations they've inspired on page and screen.

A popular BBC series and a lawsuit over whether his stories are in the public domain are drawing attention once again to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of one of literature's most iconic characters: Sherlock Holmes. The adventures of the detective and his steadfast companion, Dr. Watson, have been popular with generations of readers and viewers. We consider the enduring appeal of the "canon" of four novels and 56 short stories featuring Holmes and Watson and the many interpretations they've inspired on both page and screen.

Guests

Daniel Stashower

historian; author, "Teller of Tales: The Life of Arthur Conan Doyle"; editor, "Arthur Conan Doyle: A Life in Letters"

Laurie King

author, The Mary Russell mysteries, The Kate Martinelli series and other works of fiction and non-fiction

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