Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Analysis

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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. Poe is known for his tale of mystery and is considered as an inventor of the detective story. Two Edgar Allan Poe´s stories are regarded as early spy stories. The Purloined Letter (1845) featured C.Auguste Dupine who was more spy than detective. Poe´s Gold Bug (1843) can also be considered to be a spy story, as the focus…show more content…
“Fleming is somewhat Dickensian in his villains. The Bond is not a one-dimensional figure, he is the narrator almost in all the novels (except The Spy Who Loved Me). Although Holmes and Bond have something in common, Bond does not have his Baker Street and Holmes does not have Bond´s sexuality. The mission of Bond is central, and he is a dedicated servant of the right cause. What is common for them, both are gentlemen and each of them is significant for the detective literary genre. “Unlike the “Queens of Crime” – Agatha Christie, Dorothy Sayers, Patricia Wentworth or P.D.James – with their emphasis on domestic settings, there was a strong interest in a wider world in both Doyle and Fleming
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