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"Estudio en escarlata" es una novela de misterio escrita por Sir Arthur Conan Doyle y publicada en julio de 1887. Hubo que esperar un año para que fuera publicada esta primera novela de la serie de Sherlock Holmes, y su autor cobraría 25 libras esterlinas por todos los derechos del texto. Se la reconoce por ser la primera de las novelas en las que figura el personaje del detective, que más tarde se convertiría en uno de los mayores iconos de la novela policíaca.
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Overview

"Estudio en escarlata" es una novela de misterio escrita por Sir Arthur Conan Doyle y publicada en julio de 1887. Hubo que esperar un año para que fuera publicada esta primera novela de la serie de Sherlock Holmes, y su autor cobraría 25 libras esterlinas por todos los derechos del texto. Se la reconoce por ser la primera de las novelas en las que figura el personaje del detective, que más tarde se convertiría en uno de los mayores iconos de la novela policíaca.
Sherlock Holmes es un detective asesor en el Londres de finales del siglo XIX, que destaca por su inteligencia, su hábil uso de la observación y el razonamiento deductivo para resolver casos difíciles. Es protagonista de una serie de 4 novelas y 56 relatos de ficción, que componen el canon holmesiano, publicados en su mayoría por "The Strand Magazine".
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781481171540
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 12/5/2012
  • Language: Spanish
  • Pages: 170
  • Sales rank: 967,360
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.36 (d)

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Arthur Conan Doyle
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930) fue un escritor escocés, célebre por crear al detective ficticio más famoso del mundo: Sherlock Holmes. A pesar de su amplia y famosa obra literaria, nunca recibió ningún premio a lo largo de toda su carrera. Además de escritor, fue médico y jugador de fútbol rugby.

Biography

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh in 1859. After nine years in Jesuit schools, he went to Edinburgh University, receiving a degree in medicine in 1881. He then became an eye specialist in Southsea, with a distressing lack of success. Hoping to augment his income, he wrote his first story, A Study in Scarlet. His detective, Sherlock Holmes, was modeled in part after Dr. Joseph Bell of the Edinburgh Infirmary, a man with spectacular powers of observation, analysis, and inference. Conan Doyle may have been influenced also by his admiration for the neat plots of Gaboriau and for Poe's detective, M. Dupin. After several rejections, the story was sold to a British publisher for £25, and thus was born the world's best-known and most-loved fictional detective. Fifty-nine more Sherlock Holmes adventures followed.

Once, wearying of Holmes, his creator killed him off, but was forced by popular demand to resurrect him. Sir Arthur -- he had been knighted for this defense of the British cause in his The Great Boer War -- became an ardent Spiritualist after the death of his son Kingsley, who had been wounded at the Somme in World War I. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle died in Sussex in 1930.

Author biography courtesy of Penguin Group (USA).

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    1. Also Known As:
      Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    1. Date of Birth:
      May 22, 1859
    2. Place of Birth:
      Edinburgh, Scotland
    1. Date of Death:
      July 7, 1930
    2. Place of Death:
      Crowborough, Sussex, England

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