Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Sherlock Holmes Fountain Pen

You see, I consider that a man’s brain is like a little empty attic, and you have to stock with such furniture as you choose. A fool takes in all the lumber of every sort that he comes across, so that the knowledge which might be useful to him gets crowded out, or at best is jumbled up with a lot of other things, so that he his difficulty in laying his hands upon it.



Sherlock Holmes

On his powers of deduction


Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was one of the highest paid authors of his generation and a knight of the British Empire. His life was intertwined with the creation of his most memorable character, the indefatigable detective Sherlock Holmes. Holmes is a 19th century creation who lives on at the dawn of the 21st century due to one essential fact; Doyle’s superb storytelling.



The duo first appeared in A Study in Scarlet, published in 1887. It is a melodramatic story of revenge that takes the reader from the Mormon community in Utah through the Middle East and finally to the streets of London, thus creating one of the most enduring characters in literary fiction. Conan Doyle had not only created a larger than life hero in Sherlock Holmes, but was himself a heroic figure and literary lion of Victorian England.