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Sherlock Holmes () is a fictional created by British author . Referring to himself as a "consulting detective" in the stories, Holmes is known for his proficiency with observation, , and that borders on the fantastic, which he employs when investigating cases for a wide variety of clients, including .
First appearing in print in 1887 (in ), the character's popularity became widespread with the first series of short stories in , beginning with "" in 1891; additional tales appeared from then until 1927, eventually totalling . All but one are set in the or eras, between about 1880 and 1914. Most are narrated by the character of Holmes's friend and biographer , who usually accompanies Holmes during his investigations and often shares quarters with him at the address of , London, where many of the stories begin.
Though not the first fictional detective, Sherlock Holmes is arguably the best known, with listing him as the "most portrayed movie character" in history. Holmes's popularity and fame are such that many have believed him to be not a fictional character but a real individual; numerous literary and fan societies have been founded that pretend to operate on . Widely considered a , the character and stories have had a profound and lasting effect on and as a whole, with the original tales as well as thousands being into stage and radio plays, television, films, video games, and other media for over one hundred years.Ws or Fs