Summary of “The Adventures of Sherlock Homs” by Doyle

Watson (Dr. Watson, Var. Watson) is a constant companion of Sherlock Holmes. A doctor by training, a military surgeon who graduated from the University of London in 1878, serves as a chronicler of Holmes’s deeds. During the Anglo-Afghan War (1878-1880), a rifle bullet smashed his shoulder. By his own admission, he could not stand any noise. Having appeared in London, he lived in a hotel for a while, then rented a room on Baker Street with Sherlock Holmes, who worked in the chemical laboratory of the hospital. He was introduced to him as an eccentric, enthusiastic scientist, but decent.

Truthful, direct and courteous at the same time, possessing a sense of justice, reliable and touchingly attached to Holmes, V. is endowed with many fine qualities. His presence alongside Holmes in the narrative exalts Holmes, who seems unattainable in his virtues even against the background of such a decent man as V. He compares Holmes with Dupin Edgar Poe. But Holmes is of little opinion about Dupin and his methods. One of the tricks, as a result of which Holmes and V. are perceived as actually existing personalities, is precisely that they are discussing literary characters, not including themselves in a number of their own, thereby emphasizing their “realness.” Moriarty (Professor Moriarty) – the strongest opponent of Sherlock Holmes. ” His gentle and precise way of expressing makes you believe in his sincerity, not typical of ordinary criminals. “” He is very thin and tall. His forehead is white, huge and convex, deeply sunken in his eyes. His face is clean-shaven, pale, ascetic, – something else remains in him from the professor. Shoulders stooped – it should be from the constant sitting at the desk, and the head is propelled forward and slowly, in a snake’s fashion, swings from side to side. “

His eyes are prickly. “He comes from a good family, has a brilliant education and is naturally endowed with phenomenal mathematical abilities.” When he turned twenty-one, he wrote a treatise on Newton’s binomial that earned him European fame, after which he received a mathematics chair in a provincial university, and, in all probability, he had a brilliant future, but he has a hereditary attraction to inhuman cruelty, the blood of a criminal flows in his veins, And this cruelty has become even more dangerous due to his extraordinary mind.

Dark rumors were about him on the campus where he taught, and in the end he was forced to leave the pulpit and move to London, where he began to prepare young people for the exam for officer rank. This is the Napoleon of the underworld. He is the organizer of half of all the atrocities and almost all unsolved crimes in London. Realizing that in Holmes he had acquired a worthy and dangerous adversary, M. admits to experiencing intellectual pleasure, observing his methods of struggle, that he would be disappointed if he had to take extreme measures against Holmes, and, not wanting to give up, suggests Holmes to stop the investigation.

Holmes emerges victorious from an intellectual struggle that develops into a melee, but he has to hide for a few more months, hiding from the retribution of the supporters of M. Sherlock Holmes (Mr. Holmes) – a character in the cycle of detective stories and stories, the prototype of which was Joseph Bell – a teacher of medical college in Edinburgh, who possessed extraordinary observation and ability to understand everyday situations with the help of a deductive method, than he surprised his students, one of whom was Arthur Conan Doyle. X. calls himself a detective-consultant, he is taken only for the most complicated, most complicated cases, which are denied by Scotland Yard and private agencies. Without leaving the room, he can unravel the crime, over which others fought in vain. It is fundamentally different from the standard-minded, stupid and inept cops and detectives from Scotland Yard, who are never destined to become professionals. For X. occupation detective – the least way to make money.

To solve any problem, he refers as a philosopher, as an artist, as a poet. The harder the problem, the more interesting it is to him. Unique X. makes the height of the qualities of his personality. The lover of Haydn and Wagner, who easily cites Horace, Petrarch and Flaubert, X. is the author of works on psychiatry and chemistry. Watson testifies that X. had almost no idea about contemporary literature, politics and philosophy, he knew nothing about Copernicus’ theory, nor about the structure of the solar system, and told Watson that all this is unnecessary knowledge. According to X., a person needs only knowledge, which are tools for cognizing the world.

Summary of “The Adventures of Sherlock Homs” by Doyle