English Novels Every Proficiency Student Should Read No. 3

British Novels Which Have Added To The English Language 

No. 3 A Study in Scarlet (Sherlock Holmes) by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Conan Doyle wrote 60 Sherlock Holmes stories. It doesn’t really matter which one you read as neither of the phrases these books have given the language actually appeared in his writing. You may as well start with the first: A Study in Scarlet. Written between 1887 and 1927, the stories are set in Victorian and Edwardian England and provide an interesting portrait of the manners and mores of the time – a time from which, arguably, many British stereotypes originated. Holmes is a great detective who solves many overcomplicated crimes with his partner, Dr Watson.¬†

Themes Crime, detection, justice

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