Sherlockian.Net: A Scandal in Bohemia

Because of The Woman Holmes learns not to underestimate the cleverness of her sex. The King of Bohemia learns nothing, it seems. #60in60

Basic information

Abbreviation (J. F. Christ, 1947): SCAN
Word length (C. E. Lauterbach, 1960): 8.599
First published: Strand Magazine, July 1891
"The View Halloa", by Rosemary Michaud

Text available on-line

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    Links of interest

  • Sherlockian.Net links about Irene Adler
  • Story summary from McMurdo's Camp
  • Translation into Lidepla and Russian
  • Independent Bohemia (1915) | The Kingdom of Bohemia
  • An opera based on this tale (work in progress)
  • About Sidney Paget's illustrations
  • Figures of Speech in A Scandal in Bohemia
  • Puccini's "La Boheme"
  • Video of a song by the same title
  • Sandy's Opera Gallery
  • Clowntime Comics
  • Easy to read, hard to read
  • "I Am Lost Without My Boswell" audio drama

    Redmond's Delicate Question

    Like "The Illustrious Client", this tale deals essentially not with the aftermath of a crime or other incident, but with attempts to prevent something -- in this case the "scandal" to which the title refers. If such cases were a significant part of Holmes's work, is "detective" really the right word to describe him?
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