History Literature / SherlockHolmes

13th Jun '16 7:58:01 PM PaulA
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* BilingualBonus: Sherlock Holmes quotes Flaubert (in ''The Red-Headed League'') and Goethe (in ''TheSignOfTheFour'') in the original languages.

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* BilingualBonus: Sherlock Holmes quotes Flaubert (in ''The Red-Headed League'') and Goethe (in ''TheSignOfTheFour'') ''Literature/TheSignOfTheFour'') in the original languages.
13th Jun '16 7:00:59 PM PaulA
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* FollowTheLeader: Many later detective characters -- Literature/HerculePoirot, Literature/NeroWolfe, InspectorMorse, etc. -- were influenced by Holmes in one way or another. Of course, Holmes himself was inspired in no small measure by Poe's Dupin. This is even [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by Watson in the first novel, although Holmes dismisses the resemblance with characteristic smugness. There's also a possible ShoutOut in the new movie, where Watson's fiancée mentions that she likes detective novels and lists Poe as one such author.

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* FollowTheLeader: Many later detective characters -- Literature/HerculePoirot, Literature/NeroWolfe, InspectorMorse, etc. -- were influenced by Holmes in one way or another. Of course, Holmes himself was inspired in no small measure by Poe's Dupin.Literature/CAugusteDupin. This is even [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by Watson in the first novel, although Holmes dismisses the resemblance with characteristic smugness. There's also a possible ShoutOut in the new movie, where Watson's fiancée mentions that she likes detective novels and lists Poe as one such author.



* HyperAwareness: One of the ways Holmes takes after [[EdgarAllanPoe Dupin]] is his belief in the powers of real observation, and as such, typically ''nothing'' gets past him.

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* HyperAwareness: One of the ways Holmes takes after [[EdgarAllanPoe Dupin]] Literature/CAugusteDupin is his belief in the powers of real observation, and as such, typically ''nothing'' gets past him.



* InnerMonologueConversation: Holmes does the Dupin version (deducing someone's inner monologue through observing their body language) once just to prove that he's as good as Dupin, though he describes it as "showy and superficial".

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* InnerMonologueConversation: Holmes does the Dupin Literature/CAugusteDupin version (deducing someone's inner monologue through observing their body language) once just to prove that he's as good as Dupin, though he describes it as "showy and superficial".



* IntercontinuityCrossOver: ''And how!'' The first time was before Holmes became a PublicDomainCharacter with Literature/ArseneLupin. However, Conan Doyle's lawyers complained so Maurice [=LeBlanc=] was allowed to use the name Sherlock Holmes only once, but went on to use the character many more times, changing his name to Horlock Sholmes or Herlock Shears (depending on the publisher) Recent English editions usually change it back to the original name, but never in the French editions. Also notable are Holmes' crossovers with detective, scifi and Gothic characters such as Literature/{{Dracula}}, Series/DoctorWho, Franchise/{{Batman}} both in comic and animated form (in the latter he and Watson suffered through many layers of Flanderization), C. Auguste Dupin, Eugine François Vidocq (RealLife detective), the Creator/HPLovecraft mythos, Literature/ProfessorChallenger, ''Literature/TheWarOfTheWorlds'', [[Literature/TheStrangeCaseOfDrJekyllAndMrHyde Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde]], etc. and sometimes pitted against real life [[SerialKiller Serial Killers]] like UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper or H.H. Holmes. And of course his brief appearance but tremendous influence in ''ComicBook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen''.

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* IntercontinuityCrossOver: ''And how!'' The first time was before Holmes became a PublicDomainCharacter with Literature/ArseneLupin. However, Conan Doyle's lawyers complained so Maurice [=LeBlanc=] was allowed to use the name Sherlock Holmes only once, but went on to use the character many more times, changing his name to Horlock Sholmes or Herlock Shears (depending on the publisher) Recent English editions usually change it back to the original name, but never in the French editions. Also notable are Holmes' crossovers with detective, scifi and Gothic characters such as Literature/{{Dracula}}, Series/DoctorWho, Franchise/{{Batman}} both in comic and animated form (in the latter he and Watson suffered through many layers of Flanderization), C. Auguste Dupin, Literature/CAugusteDupin, Eugine François Vidocq (RealLife detective), the Creator/HPLovecraft mythos, Literature/ProfessorChallenger, ''Literature/TheWarOfTheWorlds'', [[Literature/TheStrangeCaseOfDrJekyllAndMrHyde Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde]], etc. and sometimes pitted against real life [[SerialKiller Serial Killers]] like UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper or H.H. Holmes. And of course his brief appearance but tremendous influence in ''ComicBook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen''.
21st May '16 6:42:42 PM Doug86
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* IntercontinuityCrossOver: ''And how!'' The first time was before Holmes became a PublicDomainCharacter with Literature/ArseneLupin. However, Conan Doyle's lawyers complained so Maurice [=LeBlanc=] was allowed to use the name Sherlock Holmes only once, but went on to use the character many more times, changing his name to Horlock Sholmes or Herlock Shears (depending on the publisher) Recent English editions usually change it back to the original name, but never in the French editions. Also notable are Holmes' crossovers with detective, scifi and Gothic characters such as Literature/{{Dracula}}, Series/DoctorWho, Franchise/{{Batman}} both in comic and animated form (in the latter he and Watson suffered through many layers of Flanderization), C. Auguste Dupin, Eugine François Vidocq (RealLife detective), the Creator/HPLovecraft mythos, Literature/ProfessorChallenger, ''Literature/TheWarOfTheWorlds'', [[Literature/TheStrangeCaseOfDoctorJekyllAndMrHyde Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde]], etc. and sometimes pitted against real life [[SerialKiller Serial Killers]] like UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper or H.H. Holmes. And of course his brief appearance but tremendous influence in ''ComicBook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen''.

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* IntercontinuityCrossOver: ''And how!'' The first time was before Holmes became a PublicDomainCharacter with Literature/ArseneLupin. However, Conan Doyle's lawyers complained so Maurice [=LeBlanc=] was allowed to use the name Sherlock Holmes only once, but went on to use the character many more times, changing his name to Horlock Sholmes or Herlock Shears (depending on the publisher) Recent English editions usually change it back to the original name, but never in the French editions. Also notable are Holmes' crossovers with detective, scifi and Gothic characters such as Literature/{{Dracula}}, Series/DoctorWho, Franchise/{{Batman}} both in comic and animated form (in the latter he and Watson suffered through many layers of Flanderization), C. Auguste Dupin, Eugine François Vidocq (RealLife detective), the Creator/HPLovecraft mythos, Literature/ProfessorChallenger, ''Literature/TheWarOfTheWorlds'', [[Literature/TheStrangeCaseOfDoctorJekyllAndMrHyde [[Literature/TheStrangeCaseOfDrJekyllAndMrHyde Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde]], etc. and sometimes pitted against real life [[SerialKiller Serial Killers]] like UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper or H.H. Holmes. And of course his brief appearance but tremendous influence in ''ComicBook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen''.
9th May '16 11:01:00 AM HaggisMcCrablice
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** Averted in "The Man With the Twisted Lip"; the "beggar" 's scar was just stage makeup.
30th Apr '16 3:28:51 AM moloch
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* CanonDiscontinuity: A minor example. Doyle never seemed to be sure whether Watson's war wound was in his shoulder or in his leg.
14th Apr '16 7:11:29 PM foxley
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* VehicleRoofBodyDisposal: The UrExample and TropeMaker is "The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans". The killer deposited the corpse on top of a train that was stopped outside the window of the flat where the murder was committed. The body later fell off in the Underground.
11th Apr '16 2:58:22 PM nighttrainfm
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* MyGreatestFailure: "The Yellow Face", in which Holmes forms a plausible theory for the solution that turns out to be utterly wrong.

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* MyGreatestFailure: "The Yellow Face", in which Holmes forms a plausible theory for the solution that turns out to be utterly wrong. Downplayed in that not much actual harm is done as a result, but Holmes still comes out looking humbled.
9th Apr '16 10:55:47 AM Chabal2
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* CallBack: In "His Last Bow", Holmes mentions the case of the king of Bohemia to von Bork to identify himself.



** In "His Last Bow", Holmes, who has disguised himself as an American, expresses his contempt for American vocabulary.

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** In "His Last Bow", Holmes, who has disguised himself as an American, Irish-American, expresses his contempt for American vocabulary.vocabulary (according to von Bork, "he seems to have declared war on the King's English as well as the English King").
2nd Mar '16 10:04:14 PM HeroGal2347
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* KarmicDeath: Many throughout the stories, but notably the murder of the blackmailer Charles Augustus Milverton. Both Holmes and Watson saw it happen and decided to protect the murderer, who was one of Milverton's victims.
** The fact that Holmes and Watson were burglarizing Milverton's home at the time would also complicate matters.

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* KarmicDeath: Many throughout the stories, but notably the murder of the blackmailer Charles Augustus Milverton. Both Holmes and Watson saw it happen and decided to protect the murderer, who was one of Milverton's victims.
** The
victims. (The fact that Holmes and Watson were burglarizing Milverton's home at the time would also complicate matters.)


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* LoserFriendPuzzlesOutsiders: ''The Boscombe Valley Mystery'' subverts this. Two former Australians, John Turner and Charles [=McCarthy=], are apparently such good friends that John is letting Charles live on his land for half-rent, and there is even talk of their children marrying. [=McCarthy=] is actually blackmailing Turner due to a robbery he committed in the past, and the marriage, while mutually agreeable to both children, would have allowed [=McCarthy=] to control Turner's money.
28th Feb '16 1:59:11 PM thomas.d.foster
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** In "The Final Problem", Watson doesn't know who Moriarty is, so Holmes has to explain it to him. However, in "The Valley of Fear", which was written after "The Final Problem" but takes place before it, Holmes already informs him about Moriarty and his terrible deeds, so Watson should've known about him in "The Final Problem".

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** In "The Final Problem", Watson doesn't know who Moriarty is, so Holmes has to explain it to him. However, in "The Valley of Fear", which was written after "The Final Problem" but takes place before it, Holmes already informs him about Moriarty and his terrible deeds, so Watson should've known about him in "The Final Problem". Of course, since "The Final Problem" is an account by Watson and he knows it will be the reader's first encounter with Moriarty, so there's no reason he couldn't insert a "fictitious" section introducing Moriarty for our benefit.
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