Have people ever imagined, a fictional character will get such a huge popularity?
A fictional private detective, characterized by British author, SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE, Sherlock Holmes is known as a detective, with extraordinary, logical reasoning and investigations. He is a consulting detective.
In 1887, Sherlock Holmes first appeared in the print
A STUDY IN SCARLET. Usually the series is narrated by Dr. Watson, a biographer and Holmes’s friend. The character has also made Guinness world record for “the most portrayed movie character”. Sherlock Holmes is very popular that people believed him as a real living individual, and not as a fictional character. The character has been portrayed into many films, television series, video games and many other things for over hundred years. Let us see some of the unknown and interesting facts about SHERLOCK HOLMES. The character by the British author has gained popularity over the years.
Though Holmes and his friend Watson, were portrayed as middle aged, they were actually in their late twenties, for most of their adventures.
Sherlock Holmes was also narrated as “SHERRINGFORD HOLMES”, by the author.
Conan Doyle’s most of the inspiration for the character was from Edgar Allen Poe’s detective
The first series
A STUDY IN SCARLETwas initially rejected by many publishers, and it was also a bit commercial flop.
After the series Sherlock Holmes, people loved the character and it has become more popular. Sherlock Holmes appeared in almost 226 different films.
Holmes does not wears his deerstalker hat often. He wears it only while visiting the rural country side for investigations.
7.‘ELEMANTARY, MY DEAR WATSON’
Sherlock never said ‘Elementary, my dear Watson ‘, together. He always said, ‘Elementary’, and then ‘ my dear Watson’.
In the series Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Watson was originally called, Ormand Sacker.
Interestingly, Holmes says the word, ‘elementary’, only seven times in Conan’s work.
Conan Doyle was paid 25 pounds for his first series A STUDY IN SCARLET. It was first published in a Christmas series.
Holmes has also appeared in postage stamps in many countries like, United Kingdom, Canada, South Africa, San Marino, etc.,
It is said that about 40,000 fan-fiction versions Sherlock Holmes stories has been created.
The fictional character was portrayed into films, and Holmes first appeared in the film,” SHERLOCK HOLMES BAFFLED”,in the year 1900.
Sherlock Holmes series was also produced and telecasted by BBC as a television series.
15.ENGAGED TO HOUSEMAID
In one of his investigations, in “THE ADVENTURS OF CHARLES AUGUSTUS MILVERTON”, Holmes is engaged to a housemaid, and after the case is solved, he will leave her.
16.THE FINAL PROBLEM
After six years of his first appearance, Conan actually killed the character Holmes, in the story,”THE FINAL PROBLEM”.
17.BOUGHT HIM BACK
Readers of Holmes series, had an infinite love for Holmes, and so they protested for killing him in the series. So, Conan bought him back in “THE HOUND OF THE BASKERSVILLES”, eight years later.
Many would have searched for the meaning of SHERLOCK. Sherlock means , bright-haired, fair-haired.
19. 221B BAKER STREET
221B baker street is a fictional address. There is no such address.
Even after retirement, Holmes was asked to solve cases. This is because, he dealt with every case effectively.
Sherlock Holmes always dressed well, and he was always neat. He had a good mannerism.
For solving the cases, sometimes Holmes misused the innocent people. For solving a case, he was engaged to a housemaid, and after solving the case, he left her.
Sometimes in the series, Holmes has distrusted Watson. Because Holmes never wanted to loose any cases, and he hardly trusted anyone.
Holmes has never betrayed police. He has always helped them with the right information, and helped them track the culprit.
Holmes was loved by everyone for his witty and intelligent mind. He was considered as the great detective.
Here, above some of the interesting and unknown facts about Sherlock Holmes.
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