THE IMAGE OF SHERLOCK HOLMES IN CONTEMPORARY BRITISH-AMERICAN FICTION

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Alexey Germanovich Melikhov
Olga Olegovna Nesmelova
Yuri Viktorovich Stulov

Keywords

Sherlock Holmes, A.C. Doyle, Postmodernism, Contemporary literature, Comparative analysis

Abstract

Purpose: The article analyzes the image of Sherlock Holmes in the works of some of the contemporary authors. The great detective created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle had a major impact not only on literature but on the world culture as a whole. This image spawned a lot of works featuring similar characters or even himself long before the series became public domain, and after that point, the number of works featuring Sherlock Holmes raised drastically.


Methodology: The primary method is comparative analysis; we use it to compare the original image of Sherlock Homes with later versions


Result: As one would assume, the perception of the image is different from author to author and therefore is different from the original created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. In this article, we will analyze several works of fiction of contemporary authors (for example, Neil Gaiman and Mitch Cullen), the image of the great detective presented in then and compare it with the one from the original literature series. In conclusion we will discuss Sherlock Holmes as a modern archetype and its most prominent features.


Applications: This research can be used for universities, teachers, and students.


Novelty/Originality: In this research, the model of The Image of Sherlock Holmes in Contemporary British-American Fiction is presented in a comprehensive and complete manner.

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