REFLECTION OF 19TH CENTURY VICTORIAN AGE THROUGH SIR CONAN DOYLE’S LITERARY PROLIFICACY - A LEGEND WAS BORN

Rudra Tapash, Saremi Sarvenaz

Abstract


Detective stories and novels draw the attention of a wide array of readers. These were mouth- watering prospects whenever being catered to its readers and audiences over the decades. However, if we could go back through the time machine, we would see that late 18th and later half of 19th century developed the foundation of such kind of fictions and not to mention, afterward, detective fictions progressed leaps and bounds, as it rampaged its authority on the English literature. Although such stories are considered as potential crowd pullers but above all, if we intricate such stories and novels in depth, we would be able to see a sizeable reflection of 19th century Victorian Age and its social perspectives. Therefore, in this essay, we would like to emphasize primarily to illustrate the socio-economy of Victorian Era, in relevance to the contribution of detective fiction stories and novels by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

 

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detective fiction, Victorian age, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes, British Empire

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