A handful of further literary characters such as Sherlock Holmes in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle stories, were also clearly important predecessors to twentieth-century detective and espionage fiction. “According to Holmes, the “ideal detective” needs not only “the power of observation and that of deduction” but also “knowledge”. Though Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) is more known as a author of detective fiction, some of his stories are in matter of fact early examples with the spy elements, e.g. The Naval Treaty, The Second Stain. In His Last Bow is the main protagonist Sherlock Holmes himself even as a double agent giving false data to the German army during the World War I. Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) was an American writer, poet, literary critic and editor who is also worth of mentioning as for the authors engaged in detective story.
5. Conclusion Having launched the first fin de siècle detective series, Arthur Conan Doyle established a certain tradition in writing such fiction. Over decades, his Sherlock Holmes has become the model for a successful literary sleuth: slightly eccentric, standing outside the society, but, at the same time, highly sagacious and observant, and – most importantly – nearly unfailing in his pursuit of justice. Since then, many writers complied with the tradition and introduced into their works the figures of the master sleuth and his faithful sidekick. Also Agatha Christie, despite the existence of the newly coined rules of the genre, followed Holmesian tradition and created in the 1920s the character of Hercule Poirot, a little shrewd foreigner who, due to some personal circumstances, has to practice his investigational skills in Great Britain.
Almost all stories are structured in the fashion of described in The Hero With A Thousand Faces and can be illustrated in new and unique patterns such as in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Two of such works, Hamilton and The Walking Dead: Season One not only apply the monomythic structure in a new and creative way but relate to each other in several key factors. Alexander Hamilton, protagonist of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton, and Lee Everett, protagonist of Telltale Games The Walking Dead: Season One both follow a very similar monomythic journey; they are both heroes who suffer immense tragedy but are given a second chance through a forced crossing of the threshold, and are given guidance by an influential helper who slowly becomes an unpredictable rival that betrays them before they can become master of their two worlds, ultimately leading them to their
Mark Twain (the pen name used by Samuel Langhorne Clemens, 1835–1910) was the first major American writer to be born away from the East Coast – in the border state of Missouri. His regional masterpieces were the memoir Life on the Mississippi and the novels Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Twain 's style – influenced by journalism, wedded to the vernacular, direct and unadorned but also highly evocative and irreverently humorous – changed the way Americans write their language. His characters speak like real people and sound distinctively American, using local dialects, newly invented words, and regional accents.Other writers interested in regional differences and dialect were George W. Cable, Thomas Nelson Page, Joel Chandler Harris, Mary Noailles Murfree (Charles Egbert Craddock), Sarah Orne Jewett, Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, Henry Cuyler Bunner, and William Sydney Porter (O. Henry). A version of local color regionalism that focused on minority experiences can be seen in the works of Charles W. Chesnutt (African American), of María Ruiz de Burton, one of the earliest Mexican American novelists to write in English, and in the Yiddish-inflected works of Abraham Cahan.
Sherlock Holmes is a fictional detective and genius from the imaginative of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. While the character has been portrayed in various different mediums, through modern television shows, and big-budget Hollywood movies, the original character derives from a series of short tales from the late 1800’s. The iconic character is a household name due to the modern adaptation which are all owed to the brilliant writing of Doyle. Doyles character is a quick-witted braniack who is able to use his talents to solve crime. Sherlock Holmes observes everyone and looks for minsule details to understand the perceive the person he is studying.
Thus presentation of real life experiences in a modified form is called auto biographical novel. Charles Dickens Great Expectations is almost like an autobiography of his own life. Dickens uses his own life stories and experiences to implement into the life of his protagonist Pip as any good author does. As this paper will explore, there are many similarities between the life of Pip in Great Expectations and Charles Dickens own life. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens is an auto biographical novel that deals with themes of guilt and punishment.
Authors use many literary devices and tools to keep readers absorbed in their fascinating adventures. In The Hounds of the Baskervilles, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle uses mistaken identity to maintain interest. What is the purpose of these smoke screens of mystery? Mistaken identity could be anything from picking up the wrong name tag to arresting the wrong suspect. The function of mistaken identity in The Hounds of the Baskervilles is not only to keep readers engaged but to introduce something new; a character or a possible motive.
Travel Literature Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe, Topic: The Footprint From ' Robinson Crusoe' by Daniel Defoe Daniel Defoe c. 1660 – 24 April 1731, was an English trader, writer, journalist, pamphleteer, and spy, he was known for his novel Robinson Crusoe. First published on 25 April 1719 the first edition credited the work's protagonist Robinson Crusoe as its author, leading many readers to believe he was a real person and the book a travelogue of true incidents. It was published under the full title The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, Of York, Mariner: Who lived Eight and Twenty Years, all alone in an un-inhabited Island on the Coast of America, near the Mouth of the Great River of Oroonoque, Having been cast
DETECTIVE FICTION “ The term ‘Golden Age’ stands for a particular blessed era of crime writing” – Susan Rowland. Golden Age of Detective fiction is regarded as the period between World Wars I and II, an era of classic murder mystery novels of similar patterns and styles, predominantly in the 1920s and 1930s; however, classic novels had been written since 1911 and still, are being written. Most of the Golden Age writers are British, however, in America the genre of ‘Hard-Boiled’ fiction is dominant. In this age, the major theme is ‘whodunit’ or the ‘clue puzzles’ in which the reader solves the mystery of a codified game. Golden Age of Detective Fiction was preceded by an age, which began with Sir Arthur Canon Doyle’s set of short mystery stories
He became lawyer in 1887. The prisoners of zenda (1894) his sixth novel and its sequels. This novel describe the adventures of the english man Rudolph Rassendyll in the mythical kingdom of Ruritania. Although he was a profolic writer specially of adventures novels. “PREVIEW” The content of the book is too much interesting and catches the reader attentions towards it.