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Sherlock Holmes

  1. 1. Sherlock Holmes
  2. 2. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle <ul><li>1859-1930 </li></ul><ul><li>Born in Edinburgh, Scotland </li></ul><ul><li>Studied to be a doctor and set up a practice at the age of 25 </li></ul><ul><li>His practice ended up being unsuccessful, but he ended up meeting strange patients that inspired several characters in his stories </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Bell, a professor, inspired Doyle to base his most famous character, Sherlock Holmes, due to his ability to diagnose disease through deductive process </li></ul>
  3. 3. Sherlock Holmes (The Beginning) <ul><li>Sherlock Holmes first appeared in A Study in Scarlett in 1887 </li></ul><ul><li>His second appearance was in A Sign of Four in 1890 </li></ul><ul><li>The beginning of his popularity was in Strand Magazine, where a series of short stories entitled “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes” rocketed his popularity among readers </li></ul>
  4. 4. Sherlock Holmes The Essential <ul><li>His sidekick is John H. Watson, referred to as Dr. Watson, and is also a retired military doctor </li></ul><ul><li>His address 221B Baker Street, London, England (This is also the address of the museum) </li></ul><ul><li>Professor Moriarty is his nemesis/arch enemy </li></ul><ul><li>Usually has a deerstalker hat, pipe, and magnifying glass </li></ul>
  5. 5. The End of Holmes …Or So We Thought <ul><li>Sherlock Holmes and his nemesis, Professor Moriarty, were both killed in 1893’s “The Final Problem” </li></ul><ul><li>The public DEMANDED that Doyle bring Holmes back to life </li></ul><ul><li>Doyle did so in 1902 with “The Hound of the Baskervilles” </li></ul><ul><li>His last story was “The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes” in 1927. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Quick Facts <ul><li>Sherlock Holmes appeared in 4 novels and 56 short stories </li></ul><ul><li>Many stories were translated to film </li></ul><ul><li>Doyle wanted to escape the popularity of Sherlock Holmes, but never could </li></ul><ul><li>The 2009 movie is not based on any of Doyle stories, just the characters </li></ul>

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