1. Sherlock Holmes was originally going to be called Sherrinford. The name was changed to Sherlock, probably due to a cricketer who bore the name. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who created Holmes (of course), was a cricket fan and the name ‘Sherlock’ seems to have stuck in his memory. Doyle was also a keen cricketer himself, and between 1899 and 1907, he played ten first-class matches for the Marylebone Cricket Club – quite appropriate, since Baker Street is located in the Marylebone district of London. To learn more about the creation of Holmes, see Introduction detail in Uncollected Sherlock Holmes.
2. The first Sherlock Holmes novel was something of a flop. Detective debuted in the novel A Study in Scarlet (1887), written by a twenty-seven years, Doyle in just three weeks. Known Doyle was inspired by a speaker from the actual life of his at the University of Edinburgh, Dr. Joseph Bell, who could diagnose patients just by looking at when they entered his office, another important influence the creation of Sherlock Holmes was fictional Edgar Allan Poe’s detective C. Auguste Dupin. Doyle wrote the book while running the office of a doctor struggling down in Portsmouth. The novel was rejected by many publishers and finally published in Beeton’s Christmas (the name of the husband of Mrs. Beeton, the cookbook and household management). It does not sell well, and more or less sunk without trace.
3. The second Sherlock Holmes novel was the result of a dinner with Oscar Wilde. A person who had admired first novel was editor Joseph Stoddart, who edited the Lippincott’s Monthly Magazine. He convinced Doyle, at a dinner in 1889, to write a second novel featuring the detective, for serialization in the magazine. Wilde, who was also present, also decided to write a novel for the magazine – his only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, which appeared in 1890, the same year as The Sign of Four, Doyle’s novel.
4. Sherlock Holmes was not wearing a deerstalker. Many. The famous image of Holmes wearing a deerstalker hat is a product of the famous images that accompanied the short stories that have appeared in the Strand magazine in 1891. That’s when the stories began to appear as Sherlock Holmes became a sensation worldwide. Sidney Paget, who drew the illustrations, Holmes was wearing a deerstalker when the detective went into the country to investigate the mysteries of country houses and small rural villages, but most people think of as detective always put the hat off when investigating a case.
5. According to IMDb, Holmes has appeared in 226 films and was played by dozens of actors, since the advent of cinema in the late nineteenth century.
6. Sherlock Holmes is a fictional character most filmed. That is, not if you include the non-human (or partial human). Dracula was shot several times as the great detective, to 239 times, but since Dracula is partly human, half-vampire, Holmes is the most filmed fully human character.
7. Sherlock Holmes did not deductions. At least not most of the time. Instead, and if we want to be technically correct, he used the logical process called abduction. The difference between deductive and abductive reasoning is that it is based more on inference from observation, where the conclusion is not always necessarily true. However, deduction, the conclusion drawn from the available data is always necessarily true. But again, since the reasoning of Holmes always seems T0 be correct, it may be retained after all!
8. Holmes never said “Elementary, my dear Watson.” Not in the “canon” of original Doyle novels and stories of Conan. Holmes says “Elementary!” And “my dear Watson” at various points, but the idea of putting them together, it was a meme later, which may have been encountered because it perfectly conveys effortless superiority Holmes to his friend “dear” and tinsel. The first use of the exact phrase is actually in a PG Wodehouse novel of 1915, Psmith, Journalist.
9. The Sherlock Holmes Museum is and is not at 221B Baker Street. Although the museum in London has officially ‘221B “address, in line with the address of the famous story, the museum building is between 237 and 241 Baker Street, the physically making – if it is not officially – at number 239.
10. There is more to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Sherlock Holmes. Much more, in fact. Among other achievements, its legal campaign led to the creation of the Court of Criminal Appeals. He was knighted for his journalistic work during the Second Boer War, not for his achievements in fiction, law or medicine. We have the word “Grimpen ‘to him (from Grimpen Mire in The Hound of the Baskervilles). He wrote historical novels (such as The White Company and Sir Nigel, as defined in the fourteenth century) which he prized more highly than his detective novel. Winston Churchill agreed, and was an avid fan of historical novels. Doyle also wrote science fiction novels, such as The Lost World (1912), which inspire Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton, and, thereafter, Steven Spielberg (after the novel and the film to be named, tribute to Doyle, The Lost World). Doyle also addressed legal cases itself: read novel Arthur and George by Julian Barnes for his actual most famous case.
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