the adventures of sherlock holmes

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“Several times during the last three years I have taken up my pen to write to you, but always I feared lest your affectionate regard for me should tempt you to some indiscretion which would betray my secret.”

                                                                                           The Empty House

Jeremy with five of the lead actresses from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. This photo is begging to be captioned! (X)

They are, clockwise from front left:

Gayle Hunnicutt - Irene Adler, “A Scandal in Bohemia”

Barbara Wilshire - Violet Smith, “The Solitary Cyclist”

Rosalyn Landor - Helen Stoner, “The Speckled Band”

– HELP, I think she looks like Miss Harrison from “The Naval Treaty” but it’s hard to be sure…does anyone recognize her? –

Betsy Brantley - Elsie Cubitt, “The Dancing Men”

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes. Arthur Conan Doyle. London: George Newnes, 1892 and 1894. First editions. Illustrations by Sidney Paget.

Adventures stories include A Scandal in Bohemia. Memoirs first London edition in 1894 did not include The Adventure of the Cardboard Box, perhaps as it included adultery and so was unsuitable for younger readers.

  • Sherlock Holmes Adaptations: Sherlock Holmes is clean and respectable; the epitome of a British gentleman. He is STERN and STOIC and NEVER JOKES ABOUT ANYTHING
  • Canon Sherlock Holmes: *is an angry college dropout who lives in a pile of his own trash*
  • Canon Sherlock Holmes: *spends 90% of any given story screwing with everyone*
  • Canon Sherlock Holmes: *almost starts crying because Lestrade was nice to him*

An instant afterwards he had closed the door behind us, and we had become felons in the eyes of the law. The thick, warm air of the conservatory and the rich, choking fragrance of exotic plants took us by the throat. He seized my hand in the darkness and led me swiftly past banks of shrubs which brushed against our faces.

i really love the C.A.M. story and this passage in particular. mostly because conservatories are cool and even cooler at night? it’s so intimate.