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Sherlock Holmes creation. PLEASE HELP ASAP!?

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June 25, 2019 / By Aveline
Question: Well me and my reading teacher got into an argument about who the fictional character Sherlock Holmes was based off of. I said he was based off of Dr. John Bell, while she says based off of Edgar Allen Poe's work. She is now making me do a research paper on the creation of Sherlock Holmes. Is there any books or factual websites (besides wikipedia) that proves me right so i can write about it? I am looking for toward books, but any will do!!!! PLEASE FIND ME A FACTUAL WEBSITE OR BOOK ABOUT HOW SHERLOCK HOLMS WAS BASED OFF OF Dr. John Bell, rather than Poe's work. PLEASE ANSWER ASAP!!! I am in the 8th grade if that helps....
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Abia Abia | 3 days ago
Both you and your teacher are correct. Doyle admired Poe's work, and the Sherlock Holmes are very much like the C. Auguste Dupin stories. Both are told through a narrator who is a friend of the detective. Both have a policeman character who is none too bright and who believes the great detective - Dupin or Holmes - is all theory and no practical value. Both characters solve their problems by deductive methods. (Some people say Holmes's methods were inductive, not deductive; but I can't figure out the difference.). Watson compares Holmes to Dupin in "A Study in Scarlet", to Holmes's indignation. But Doyle himself said that he based his model detective on his old teacher, Dr. Joseph Bell. Holmes's 'trick' of reading his visitor's occupation and habits from his appearance and mannerisms came from the way Bell 'read' his patients. Bell taught his medical students to observe the little details. Some say he was the doctor / teacher who, in front of his class, dipped his finger into a poisonous liquid. After he licked his finger, he asked his class what symptoms they observed in his appearance. The class observed observed several things related to the action of that poison, and nervously suggested he take an antidote a.s.a.p. The doctor merely smiled. "I dipped my forefinger in the poison; but you did not observe that I licked my middle finger." Holmes constantly told Watson to observe. Bell's facial features : grey, piercing eyes and hawk-like nose are found in the description of Sherlock Holmes. Origins of Sherlock Holmes / by Klinefelter, Walter, 1899- Year/Format: 1983, Book, 98 p. : Subjects: Doyle, Arthur Conan, Sir, 1859-1930--Sources. Holmes, Sherlock (Fictitious character) Dr. Joe Bell : model for Sherlock Holmes / by Liebow, Ely. Year/Format: 1982, Book, xv, 269 p. : Subjects: Bell, Joseph, 1837-1911. Detective and mystery stories, English--History and criticism. Doyle, Arthur Conan, Sir, 1859-1930--Friends and associates. Doyle, Arthur Conan, Sir, 1859-1930--Sources. Holmes, Sherlock (Fictitious character) Sherlock Holmes : a study in sources Rev. and enl. ed. by Redmond, Donald Aitcheson, 1922- Year/Format: 2002, Book, 422 p. : Subjects: Doyle, Arthur Conan, Sir, 1859-1930--Characters. Doyle, Arthur Conan, Sir, 1859-1930--Criticism and interpretation. Sherlock Holmes : as alive today as ever : three writers investigate. Contributors: Deighton, Len, 1929- Prophet of crime. ; Greene, Graham, 1904-1991 Holmes revisited. ; Greene, Hugh, Sir. Doyle as Dr. Watson. ; Whitson, Lesley. ; Wiles, Frank. Year/Format: 1974, Book, p. 16-23 : The Genesis of Sherlock Holmes : [part 1] Contributors: Doyle, Arthur Conan, Sir, 1859-1930. Genesis of Sherlock Holmes. Year/Format: 1971, Book, p. 432-433 ; Publication information: Brighton, England : Book Collecting & Library Monthly, c1971. Physical description: p. 432-433 ; 22 cm. The Genesis of Sherlock Holmes : [part 2] Contributors: Doyle, Arthur Conan, Sir, 1859-1930. Genesis of Sherlock Holmes. Publication information: Brighton, England : Book Collecting & Library Monthly, c1971. Physical description: p. 8 ; 22 cm. The importance of the infinitely little--" : (inventing Sherlock Holmes) by Weissmann, Gerald. Contributors: Bell, Joseph, 1837-1911. In praise of Dr. Doyle. Year/Format: 1993, Book, p. 7-18; 99-104 : Subjects: Bell, Joseph, 1837-1911--Influence. Doyle, Arthur Conan, Sir, 1859-1930--Characters--Sherlock Holmes. Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894--Influence. Holmes, Sherlock (Fictitious character)--Knowledge--Medicine. Publication information: New York, N.Y. : MD Publications, 1993. Dr. Joseph Bell : the original Sherlock Holmes. Year/Format: 1991, Book, p. 10 : Subjects: Bell, Joseph, 1837-1911. Doyle, Arthur Conan, Sir, 1859-1930--Characters--Sherlock Holmes Holmes, Sherlock (Fictitious character) 1 copy Publication information: Durham, N.C. : Kerr Family Association of North America, 1991. Physical description: p. 10 : ill., port. ; 28 cm. The old original : notes on Dr. Joseph Bell whose personality and peculiar abilities suggested the creation of Sherlock Holmes by Scarlett, Earle P., 1896-1982 Year/Format: 1943, Book, p. 5-10 : Subjects: Bell, Joseph, 1837-1911. Detective and mystery stories, English--History and criticism. Publication information: Calgary : Calgary Associate Clinic, 1943. Physical description: p. 5-10 : ill. ; 23 cm.
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Abia Originally Answered: L or Sherlock Holmes?
L, because he is more open to Supernatural things, and Sherlock is not Theres also the added fact of over 100 years between the two detectives.
Abia Originally Answered: L or Sherlock Holmes?
AHHH!!! CAN'T CHOOSE! L's one of my fave anime characters. death note is also in my top 5 series. but i also like sherlock holmes. i've read all his short story compilations and novels more than once already. same with death note. i can't remember how many times i've seen this series over and over again. they're great in their own right. so i can't really decide.
Abia Originally Answered: L or Sherlock Holmes?
Crimes solved: L - none that we saw Sherlock Holmes - 60 major cases, and hundreds more Holmes takes it.

Stevie Stevie
Here you go. Only his name was Joseph Bell, not John. http://www.sherlock-holmes.org.uk/world/... What your teacher is probably referring to is the fact that Edgar Allen Poe is considered the "father" of detective fiction, because he wrote the first detective story "Murders in the Rue Morgue", and Doyle certainly admired Poe's work, but the fictional character of Sherlock Holmes was not based on anything Poe created.
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Stevie Originally Answered: Sherlock Holmes.?
Reading them in order is not essential to understand Holmes, but I'd suggest start near the beginning and read the collections of short stories together. A Study in Scarlet (serialized 1887) The Sign of Four (published 1890) The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes contains stories published 1891–1892 in The Strand. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes contains stories published 1892–1893 in The Strand as further episodes of the Adventures. The Hound of the Baskervilles (serialized 1901–1902 in The Strand; original illustrations by Sidney Paget The Return of Sherlock Holmes contains stories published 1903–1904 in The Strand. His Last Bow contains stories published 1908–1913 and 1917. The Valley of Fear (serialized 1914–1915) (briefly involves Professor Moriarty) The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes contains stories published 1921–1927.
Stevie Originally Answered: Sherlock Holmes.?
I would recommend that first, you read a biography of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Then read something about the deductive method. And then try to learn something about the history of Scotland Yard. Also, find yourself a map of London during the Victorian Era. I am a Sherlock Holmes fan...so, I can tell you it really makes no difference what story you read first...but it is important that you understand the context of the stories.

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