sherlock holmes was real he was based of a dude named Dr Joseph Bell, a renown forensic scientist at Edinburgh University whom Conan-Doyle(author) studied under.
yeah well I thought he was just a fictional character that had similiar characteristics with Joseph Bill like when they can both pick a stranger and scrutinize them to make a diagnosis. HOWEVER, I want to explain this topic in a way that people once thought of it as a hoax, do you get what im sayin?
OR if it was never a hoax in history than I will shoot myself .-.
To be completely honest ive never read the book Sherlock Holmes. So i couldn't be any help. Though i have friends who have so i know a little . But from my point of veiw i would hope that it was a hoax. i agree with ypu i think the character was based off of Joseph Bell not literally a story about him and his adventures.
Yeah well thanks for trying to help and again I am just looking for any type of source where it explains how people(the society) after it was written believed that Sherlock Holmes existed besides the author because I already have one for that
Sherlock Holmes is in fact based on a real person but Sherlock is not his name
He is based on a doctor named Joseph Bell
The man who rote Sherlock Holmes was one of Dr.Bell's pupils.
Arthur Conan Doyle (The author) graduated from the university (Edinburgh University) the doctor teached at in 1881. Arthur struggled to make a living as a doctor so he turned to writing. He tried writing a detective story. He wanted to create a new type of detective for his book. In that time of desperation he thought of his teacher Dr. Joseph Bell. The surgeon had a talent. Just like Sherlock Holmes Dr. Joseph Bell could know something about someone without knowing them.
Sherlock Holmes himself is not a real person but he is based off of a real person.