25 Amazing Facts About Sherlock Holmes

Some Unknown Facts About Sherlock Holmes

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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.

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1.MIDDLE-AGED

Though Holmes and his friend Watson, were portrayed as middle aged, they were actually in their late twenties, for most of their adventures.

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2.SHERRINGFORD HOLMES

Sherlock Holmes was also narrated as “SHERRINGFORD HOLMES”, by the author.

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3.INSPIRATION

Conan Doyle’s most of the inspiration for the character was from Edgar Allen Poe’s detective AUGUSTE DUPIN.

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4.COMMERCIAL FLOP

The first series A STUDY IN SCARLETwas initially rejected by many publishers, and it was also a bit commercial flop.

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5.226 FILMS

After the series Sherlock Holmes, people loved the character and it has become more popular. Sherlock Holmes appeared in almost 226 different films.

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6.HAT

Holmes does not wears his deerstalker hat often. He wears it only while visiting the rural country side for investigations.

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7.‘ELEMANTARY, MY DEAR WATSON’

Sherlock never said ‘Elementary, my dear Watson ‘, together. He always said, ‘Elementary’, and then ‘ my dear Watson’.

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8.ORIGINAL NAME

In the series Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Watson was originally called, Ormand Sacker.

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9.SEVEN TIMES

Interestingly, Holmes says the word, ‘elementary’, only seven times in Conan’s work.

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10.25 POUNDS

Conan Doyle was paid  25 pounds for his first series A STUDY IN SCARLET. It was first published in a Christmas series.

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11.POSTAGE STAMPS

Holmes has also appeared in postage stamps in many countries like, United Kingdom, Canada, South Africa, San Marino, etc.,

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12.FAN-FICTION VERSIONS

It is said that about 40,000 fan-fiction versions Sherlock Holmes stories has been created.

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13.FIRST APPEARANCE

The fictional character was portrayed into films, and Holmes first appeared in the film,” SHERLOCK HOLMES BAFFLED”,in the year 1900.

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14.BBC

Sherlock Holmes series was also produced and telecasted by BBC as a television series.

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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.

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16.THE FINAL PROBLEM

After six years of his first appearance, Conan actually killed the character Holmes, in the story,”THE FINAL PROBLEM”.

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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.

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18.SHERLOCK MEANING

Many would have searched for the meaning of SHERLOCK. Sherlock means , bright-haired, fair-haired.

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19. 221B BAKER STREET

221B baker street is a fictional address. There is no such address.

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20.RETIREMENT

Even after retirement, Holmes was asked to solve cases. This is because, he dealt with every case effectively.

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21.NEAT HOLMES

Sherlock Holmes always dressed well, and he was always neat. He had a good mannerism.

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22.INNOCENT PEOPLE

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.

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23.DISTRUSTED WATSON

Sometimes in the series, Holmes has distrusted Watson. Because Holmes never wanted to loose any cases, and he hardly trusted anyone.

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24.HELPED POLICE

Holmes has never betrayed police. He has always helped them with the right information, and helped them track the culprit.

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25.GREAT DETECTIVE

Holmes was loved by everyone for his witty and intelligent mind. He was considered as the great detective.

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Here, above some of the interesting and unknown facts about Sherlock Holmes.

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