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Transcript of Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes is a fictional detective created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
He is known for his:
forensic skills (collecting and observing evidence)
solitary life (he has very few friends)
His first appearance was in the story "A Study in Scarlet" written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in 1887.
In the story "The Final Problem," the audience is lead to believe that Sherlock dies in a battle with his arch enemy. However, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle brought the character back 8 years later in his novel
The Hound of Baskervilles
Detective Sherlock Holmes
Dr. Watson & Sherlock Holmes
221B Baker Street
Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Born: May 22, 1859
Occupation: Author and physician
Inspiration: His famous character Sherlock Holmes was inspired by one of his professors, Dr. Joseph Bell.
Writing: Although he wrote on other topics, he wrote 56 short stories and 4 novels featuring Sherlock Holmes.
Died: July 7, 1930.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Setting: Victorian Era London
Arch Nemesis: Professor Moriarty
221B Baker Street
The famous street address of Sherlock Holmes's apartment.
Located in London, England
Described as being up a flight of 17 stairs.
Holmes lived here alone before renting the spare room to Dr. Watson.
The Sherlock Holmes Museum is located in a town home on the actual Baker Street in London. It is decorated to look like Holmes's apartment.
Dr. John Watson
Dr. Watson is Holmes's roommate and closest friend.
After moving in with Holmes, Watson accompanies him on most of his investigations.
He serves as the first-person narrator for almost all of the Sherlock Holmes stories.
He is a medical doctor.
While he is intelligent, he does not have the same detective instincts that Holmes does.
Many movies depict Sherlock saying, "Elementary, my dear Watson." However, Sherlock never says this phrase in any of Arthur Conan Doyle's stories.
Items Associated with Sherlock Holmes
Fireplace and armchairs
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's characters have inspired many modern interpretations:
The Great Mouse Detective
Many, many more!