Posted on December 4, 2023 at 3:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Sherlock Holmes made — and has kept — Sir Arthur Conan Doyle famous.

But a historian says that the author came to resent his career-making creation.

Lucy Worsley notes that the publishers who accepted the detective stories weren't the highbrow, upmarket printers that Doyle wanted to work with.

And so while Holmes brought him great wealth, Worsley told the BBC, he didn't bring him pride or happiness. (The Guardian, in covering Worsley's comments to a different publication, notes that Doyle's historical fiction made little to no mark on readers in comparision.)

You can read more from their conversation, inspired by Worsley's upcoming show that serves as a parallel biography of Doyle and Holmes, at the BBC.

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