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READER õ DOC The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Ï REFLECTIONSLISBURNLTD Á The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is the series of short stories that made the fortunes of the Strand magazine in which they were first published and won immense popularity for Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson The detective is at thS full of famous cases including 'The Red Headed League' 'The Blue Carbuncle' and 'The Speckled Band' Although Holmes gained a reputation for infallibility Conan Doyle showed his own realism and feminism by having the great detective defeated by Irene Adler the woman I’ve been listening to Sherlock Holmes stories in the car and think I’m going to go through and listen to all of them now I’ve started with The Adventures and have enjoyed it immensely There must have been any number of psychological studies performed on Mr Holmes There is of course that wonderful line by Borges in his lectures on Verse in which he says that he believes in the Character of Sherlock Holmes without actually believing in any of the stories in which that character appears That is such a clever thing to say and I think it is also remarkably true Although as with most other true things I never seem to have too much trouble ‘believing’ in the stories as they are being told If I was doing a psychological analysis of Mr Holmes something obviously I’m grossly underualified to perform – but I feel uite safe given he never actually existed and even if he did he would be well dead by now and so would be uite unlikely to be adversely affected by any nonsense I might come up with it would probably have a lot to say about the beginnings of these stories There is a bit of a pattern to how these stories start Either a client or all too often Dr Watson is presented to Holmes and he makes some remarkable logical deduction about these invariably astonished characters from a seemingly insignificant detail he notices via an article of clothing or their hatWhat I find so psychologically interesting about him doing this at the start of each story is that I can’t help but feel he does this to present himself as the intellectual superior to those around him The relationship between Watson and Holmes really isn’t the same as that between Boswell and Johnson despite the constant reference to the similarities Watson may be the dutifully biographer but his role is also that of the slightly foolish but endlessly appreciative audience It is as if it is only through his reactions that we learn when to gasp and when to applaud with awesome wonder Watson is the laughing track of his day But Holmes repeatedly asserting his intellectual superiority at the beginning of each story is fascinating as it also hints at insecurities in his character He reuires reassurance He is a flawed character our Holmes Rational empirical but also all too often only interested in ‘people’ for the complex ‘cases’ they present him with There is also the problem of his drug addiction which he invariably turns to out of sheer boredom and invariably that is intellectual boredom I can’t begin to tell you how surprised I was to find that Doyle was a spiritualist It is something I found myself remembering as Holmes performs his tricks Because there is something terribly similar about the tricks Holmes performs and the ‘cold reading’ performed by a spiritualist His ‘explaining’ often results in his audience saying something like – now it is explained I can see how easy it all is which then has Holmes complaining he should keep his methods to himself Except I think there is a deeper significance to him doing these performances – and that is to constantly have his audience wondering what else there is about them he can ‘see’ what other secrets has he access to?A lesser character would have ‘mystical powers’ – Holmes achieves the same thing through the force of his intellect The only wonder is given our culture’s clear distrust if not active loathing of the intellect how he ever came to be uite so loved in the first place Perhaps his 'coldness' explains this perhaps it is because he is the model of the detached scientist that it is alright to like himNow talking of love My eldest daughter became particularly fond of Mr Holmes about five years ago So much so that she read all of his stories after we watched many of the BBC TV shows of his works made in the 1980s One day she had been reading one of the stories in this book and Watson mentions in an off hand way that one can calculate how tall someone is from the length of their stride And so Fi actually tried this taking various measurements and doing a series of calculations It is hard to exaggerate the utter joy children bring into one’s life They come highly recommended – as do the wonderful stories in this collectionOh and there are a couple of stories where it is mentioned that someone is reading a book with a yellow cover – a mysterydetective story In Italy detective stories are still referred to as ‘Yellows’ I wonder why these stories tended to be printed in books with yellow covers? I must wiki it at some stage

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In the very first story 'A Scandal in Bohemia' The editor of this volume Richard Lancelyn Green is editor of The Uncollected Sherlock Holmes and The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes With John Michael Gibson he compiled the Soho Series Bibliography of A Conan Doyl I bought this at a library sale essentially on the principle of 'well I should read it' Expectations of actually enjoying it? Hm low Reality? I’m obsessedThe appeal in these stories comes in their brief nature They’re easy to read before bedtime each night if you want to be incredibly cheesy I did Each one sets up and interesting premise and builds to an ending that you hardly ever see coming but always find satisfying In his epic video Sherlock Is Garbage and Here’s Why hbomberguy pointed out that Irene Adler is in this story a protofeminist figure and I’m inclined to agree Having a woman outsmart Sherlock in one of the first stories upon which he learns and grows was both unexpected and deeply satisfying It’s fun in general that Holmes occasionally fails There is very little I can say about Sherlock Holmes that has not been said before I do think however that the dynamic of John and Watson is particularly brilliant As is pointed out in the introduction to the Complete Sherlock Holmes which I just started as of the writing of this review the idea of having an everyman to Sherlock Holmes’ incredible detective is honestly inspired My favorite stories included A Scandal in Bohemia → featuring Irene Adler The Speckled Band → I guessed the ending of this but it did not impact how much I loved it The Adventure of the Copper Beeches → arguably the eeriest one and featuring some interesting commentary on genderBlog | Twitter | Instagram | Spotify | Youtube | About |

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The Adventures of Sherlock HolmesThe Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is the series of short stories that made the fortunes of the Strand magazine in which they were first published and won immense popularity for Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson The detective is at the height of his powers and the volume i A 85% | Extraordinary Notes It finds an ideal medium in chapter length tales a rare short story collection with no misses only hits and better hits