À propos

«In the year 1878 I took my degree of Doctor of Medicine of the University of London, and proceeded to Netley to go through the course prescribed for surgeons in the Army...» A Study in Scarlet is a detective mystery novel written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, introducing his new characters, "consulting detective" Sherlock Holmes and his friend and chronicler, Dr. John Watson, who later became two of the most famous characters in literature.
Conan Doyle wrote the story in 1886, and it was published the following year. The book's title derives from a speech given by Holmes to Doctor Watson on the nature of his work, in which he describes the story's murder investigation as his "study in scarlet": "There's the scarlet thread of murder running through the colourless skein of life, and our duty is to unravel it, and isolate it, and expose every inch of it." (A "study" is a preliminary drawing, sketch or painting done in preparation for a finished piece.) The story, and its main characters, attracted little public interest when it first appeared.

Rayons : Littérature > Littérature

  • Auteur(s)

    Arthur Conan Doyle

  • Éditeur


  • Distributeur

    Dod & Cie

  • Date de parution


  • Collection


  • EAN


  • Disponibilité


  • Nombre de pages

    152 Pages

  • Longueur

    18 cm

  • Largeur

    11.5 cm

  • Poids

    140 g

  • Support principal


Infos supplémentaires : Broché  

Arthur Conan Doyle

Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930), médecin de formation, publie en 1887 Une étude en rouge, roman dans lequel apparaît Sherlock Holmes, qui va devenir le personnage le plus célèbre de la littérature policière, et sans doute de toute la fiction ; héros de quatre romans et cinquante-six nouvelles jusqu'en 1927, Sherlock Holmes est à la base de toute la littérature policière.