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Meeting Sherlock Holmes: 

Meeting Sherlock Holmes Robin Ryder David Papoular December 9th, 2004

Meeting Sherlock Holmes: 

Meeting Sherlock Holmes Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Watson and Holmes The Canon: Doyle's original stories A gallery of portraits Everything you've always wanted to know about Holmes

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: 

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Born May 22nd, 1859 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Medical degree from the University of Edinburgh. First short story in 1879. Wrote more than fifty books. Died July 7th, 1930.

Dr. John H. Watson: 

Dr. John H. Watson Crippled during the Second Afghan War. Survived enteric fever in India. Looks for lodgings when he returns to London. Stamford introduces him to Sherlock Holmes. Narrator of many of the Holmes stories.

Sherlock Holmes: 

Sherlock Holmes Born January 6th, 1854. His grandmother was Vernet’s sister. Expert in criminology and chemistry. Secretive and not very sociable. Studies bees after his official retirement.

The Original Stories: 

The Original Stories A Study in Scarlet, 1887 The Sign of Four, 1890 The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, 1891-1892 The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, 1892-1893 The Hound of the Baskervilles, 1901-1902 The Return of Sherlock Holmes, 1903-1904 Reminiscences of Sherlock Holmes, 1908-1913 The Valley of Fear, 1914-1915 His Last Bow, 1917 The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes, 1921-1927

Mycroft Holmes: 

Mycroft Holmes Sherlock’s brother. Appears in only two stories, mentioned in two others. Particularly eccentric. Possesses deduction and observation powers similar to Holmes’s. Early member of the SIS ?

Professor James Moriarty: 

Professor James Moriarty Holmes’s arch-enemy. Appears in two stories, mentioned in two others. Professor of Mathematics Doyle wanted to use him to kill Holmes off, but … Holmes succesfully dismantles his organisation.

Irene Adler: 

Irene Adler Appears in A Scandal in Bohemia, as the villain! Retired contralto who sang at La Scala and at the Imperial Opera of Warsaw. The Woman. Possibly inspired by Sarah Bernhardt.

The Genesis of Sherlock Holmes: 

The Genesis of Sherlock Holmes François Vidocq, Les vrais mémoires de Vidocq (1828). Edgar A. Poe’s Dupin, in The murders in the rue Morgue (1841). Emile Gaboriau, Monsieur Lecoq (1869). Dr. Joseph Bell (1837-1911).

Holmes On Screen: 

Holmes On Screen Basil Rathbone Nigel Bruce Jeremy Brett

Letters to Holmes: 

Letters to Holmes

The Hound of the Baskervilles: 

The Hound of the Baskervilles Set in Dartmoor, and uses local folklore. Doyle would have stolen the plot from Bertram Robinson, then persuaded his wife to poison him with laudanum!

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