He was born in 1859 in Edinburgh, Scotland. He began studying in medicine and to earn money he went to help a doctor, Joseph Bell, who became Arthur’s model for Sherlock Holmes. His first book was “A study in scarlet” which became a success. His stories about the famous detective were published in magazines and when Doyle planned Sherlock’s death, the public had a strong reaction, so the writer had to write a new novel about Holmes. The died in 1930.
The Byronic Hero
A Byronic hero is a character that is modelled after Lord Byron (English poet of the second generation). The Byronic hero is market by splendid personal characteristics:
* He rebels against convention or society;
* He is often isolated form society;
* He has great abilities and pride;
* He had the tendency to be self-destructive;
* He is passionate, superior to common man; arrogant but always charismatic.