Posted on: July 2, 2020

SHERLOCK HOLMES

Rivers of ink have flowed about Sherlock Holmes since 1887 when he was introduced to the world in A Study in Scarlet, first published in “Beeton’s Christmas Annual”. Over all, Sherlock Holmes was featured in 4 novels and 56 short stories.

It is commonly agreed that the character traits of Sherlock Holmes were inspired by Dr. Joseph Bell, one of the teachers at the medical school of Edinburgh University. Arthur Doyle was seventeen years old when he first met Dr. Joseph Bell, who was then thirty-nine. The doctor left an indelible impression upon the young student.

This is how Conan Doyle described Dr Bell: A “thin wiry, dark” man, “with a high-nosed acute face, penetrating grey eyes, and angular shoulders.” Dr. Bell “would sit in his receiving room with a face like a Red Indian, and diagnose the people as they came in, before they even opened their mouths. He would tell them details of their past life; and hardly would he ever make a mistake”.

Portrait of Sherlock Holmes by Sidney Paget inspired by his younger brother

Portrait of Sherlock Holmes by Sidney Paget inspired by his younger brother

Conan Doyle dedicated The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes to Dr. Bell, who gave credit to the author for Sherlock Holmes’s genius: “You are yourself Sherlock Holmes and well you know it,” he wrote him.

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—A SCANDAL IN BOHEMIA 3
—THE RED-HEADED LEAGUE 29
—A CASE OF IDENTITY 56
—THE BOSCOMBE VALLEY MYSTERY 76
—THE FIVE ORANGE PIPS 104
—THE MAN WITH THE TWISTED LIP 126
—THE ADVENTURE OF THE BLUE CARBUNCLE 153
—THE ADVENTURE OF THE SPECKLED BAND 176
—THE ADVENTURE OF THE ENGINEER’S THUMB 205
—THE ADVENTURE OF THE NOBLE BACHELOR 229
—THE ADVENTURE OF THE BERYL CORONET 253
—THE ADVENTURE OF THE COPPER BEECHES 280

 

 

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