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Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes is one of the most beloved fictional characters of all time. At the turn of the nineteenth century, the famous sleuth brought to the reading audience a higher level of confidence in the emerging science of the day. Holmes' brilliant deductions were always based on the facts of the case. Because he used the scientific method to solve crimes, the reader could always feel sure that justice was done. Holmes always got his man, and Holmes never got the wrong man.

Sherlock Holmes' character is revealed throughout the series of tales spun by Conan Doyle. He is a man deeply passionate about justice, committed to rationalism and factual deductions. Holmes has an amazing grasp of human nature, and therefore, of criminal motives. Ironically, he does not allow himself to experience his own human nature; Sherlock Holmes prides himself on being an emotionless thinker and actually...

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