October 31, 1892: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Is Published
On this day in 1892, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes was published. The book, written by Scottish writer Arthur Conan Doyle, was the first collection of Holmes stories after Holmes began being featured in The Strand Magazine in 1887.
Doyle’s inspiration for Sherlock Holmes’ character was based on his college professor, Dr. Joseph Bell, and Bell’s skill in observing minute details of a patient’s condition.
Photo: Cover of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, by Arthur Conan Doyle. First edition. (Wikimedia Commons)