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Download A Scandal in Bohemia Epub ñ 28 pages ´ Arthur conan doyle ☆ O rei da Boêmia procura Sherlock Holmes para falar lhe sobre um caso ue teve há alguns anos com uma mulher chamada Irene Adler a mulher possuía provas do caso um uadro onde ambos estão representados o ue poderia comprometer o rDo porém não consegue recuperá lo já ue Irene Adler foge com o mesmo É conhecido por ser o primeiro caso ue Sherlock Holmes perdeu e para uma mulher A scandal threatens the Kingdom of Bohemia and therefore the King himself repairs in some haste to 221 B Baker Street London NW1 to seek out the help of Sherlock Holmes And thus unfolds Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s “A Scandal in Bohemia” 1891 – the third Sherlock Holmes tale the first short story in the Holmes canon and one of the Holmes works that is likely to be of greatest interest to modern readersConan Doyle was a physician by training Accordingly it is probably no coincidence that when he began crafting his tales of the master detective Sherlock Holmes he chose to mediate the experience of Holmes’s investigations through the character of a doctor one John H Watson Dr Watson is a pleasant intelligent and ethical person – a fine companion for the journey – but his relatively conventional outlook and perspectives on life provide plenty of room for him and us to be perpetually amazed by Holmes’s astonishing breadth of knowledge and seemingly preternatural ability to find his way toward the solution of a mysterious crimeBefore writing “A Scandal in Bohemia” Conan Doyle had written two Sherlock Holmes novels A Study in Scarlet 1887 and The Sign of the Four 1890 and the tales had proven immensely and immediately popular It is therefore interesting that Conan Doyle did not persist with novels but turned to the opportunity to write shorter stories about the brilliant detective and his loyal physician friendPart of the pleasure of following Holmes and Watson on their adventures consists in the manner in which Conan Doyle follows a formula that manages not to seek formulaic We know that Dr Watson will make his way to 221 B Baker Street where Holmes will be “buried among his old books and alternating from week to week between cocaine and ambition the drowsiness of the drug and the fierce energy of his own keen nature” pp 2 3 Holmes will make some sudden and startling and yet casual demonstration of his own brilliance and then he will set forth some of his general principles for conducting a deductive investigation – as when he says near the beginning of this story that “It is a capital mistake to theorise before one has data Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories instead of theories to suit facts” p 8 Only after the completion of these initial rituals will the details of a new case emergeWhat may cause “A Scandal in Bohemia” to stand out from other Sherlock Holmes tales for contemporary readers is the character of Irene Adler – a name that will be familiar to moviegoers because of the zest and energy with which Canadian actress Rachel McAdams portrayed Irene Adler in the Guy Ritchie films Sherlock Holmes 2009 and Sherlock Holmes A Game of Shadows 2011 At the core of this story is the manner in which Irene Adler – though always seen at a distance or at second hand – emerges as a vividly realized character who at crucial moments in the story shows herself to be a worthy opponent for the brilliant HolmesWatson begins “A Scandal in Bohemia” by saying of Irene Adler that “To Sherlock Holmes she is always the woman” and adds that “In his eyes she eclipses and predominates the whole of her sex” Watson who tends to moralize calls Irene Adler a woman “of dubious and uestionable memory” and insists that Holmes did not love Irene Adler But he makes clear that in some way Irene Adler was special to Holmes – for “there was but one woman to him and that woman was the late Irene Adler” p 2Irene Adler’s credentials like Holmes’s are formidable Reading over her file from the copious collection of files that Holmes keeps on all potential persons of interest Holmes reads of Irene Adler’s talents “Born in New Jersey in the year 1858 Contralto – hum La Scala hum Prima donna Imperial Opera of Warsaw – yes” p 17 Like Holmes himself Irene Adler is a bit of a polymath – someone who is good at everythingAs mentioned above Holmes’s client for the case chronicled in “A Scandal in Bohemia” is the King of Bohemia himself Disguised as a Bohemian count the king has made his way to 221 B Baker Street because as the king admits “Some five years ago during a lengthy visit to Warsaw I made the acuaintance of the well known adventuress Irene Adler” p 17 They exchanged letters and were even photographed together; but ultimately the king decided that Irene was not suitable as a marriage partner for a kingNow the king fears that Irene Adler will thwart his planned marriage to a Scandinavian princess by sending the photograph to the princess’s family When the king says of Irene Adler that “she has a soul of steel She has the face of the most beautiful of women and the mind of the most resolute of men Rather than I should marry another woman there are no lengths to which she would not go – none” p 19 one senses Holmes’s growing sympathy for Irene and his increasing disaffection for his royal clientYet Holmes takes the case and begins ferreting out clues – using in the process his well known talent for disguise He learns that Irene Adler at her villa in the Saint John’s Wood area of northwest London has been receiving a lawyer named Godfrey Norton In a flashback Holmes recounts his surprise at learning when he followed Irene and Godfrey to the Church of Saint Monica that the relationship between Irene and Godfrey was not strictly a lawyer client relationship Holmes tells Watson that while he was still disguised as a horse groom “I was half dragged up to the altar and before I knew where I was found myself mumbling responses which were whispered in my ear and vouching for things of which I knew nothing and generally assisting in the secure tying up of Irene Adler spinster to Godfrey Norton bachelor” p 31In a manner that recalls Edgar Allan Poe’s short story “The Purloined Letter” 1844 Holmes reasons out where in Irene’s house the photograph is likely to be and makes plans for its recovery Employing a group of people Holmes concocts an elaborate ruse that gets him admitted to Irene’s home He describes his reasoning to Watson in a manner that might seem somewhat gender essentialist today “When a woman thinks that her house is on fire her instinct is as once to rush to the thing which she values most It is a perfectly overpowering impulseA married woman grabs at her baby; an unmarried one reaches for her jewel box” p 42Holmes comes to understand that “The photograph is in a recess behind a sliding panel just above the right bell pull” p 45; and at this point it seems as though the recovery of the photograph will be a simple and routine undertaking But Irene Adler has one move to make in this elaborate game of chess – one that increases the reader’s sympathy and admiration for her particularly when one reads what she has to say in a letter that she leaves for HolmesOne of my many readings of “A Scandal in Bohemia” took place in the context of a trip to London a few years ago My wife and I were staying in the Marylebone section of the city and we made a point of visiting the Sherlock Holmes Museum – at yes 221 B Baker Street The wall tiles at the nearby Baker Street Station of the London Underground are decorated with silhouettes of Holmes wearing his deer stalker hat and smoking a pipe Holmes is virtually a living presence in that part of London – evidence of the way in which his adventures have made generations of readers want to travel along with him just as Dr Watson originally didMany of the pleasures of “A Scandal in Bohemia” will be familiar to fans of Conan Doyle’s work but the presence of the Irene Adler character gives this story something distinctive As this story concludes the reader understands why as Watson observes in a closing remark whenever Sherlock Holmes “speaks of Irene Adlerit is always under the honourable title of the woman” p 53 Truly “A Scandal in Bohemia” is scandalously entertaining

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O rei da Boêmia procura Sherlock Holmes para falar lhe sobre um caso ue teve há alguns anos com uma mulher chamada Irene Adler a mulher possuía prova This is one of the the stories where we are first introduced to the only woman whom Sherlock ever recognized as being worthy of his attention; Ms Irene Adler aka The Woman The story itself is told from Dr Watson’s perspective which I find to be a rather clever techniue as it gives the readers a chance to see Sherlock’s method of reasoning as though they were working alongside him My uarrel with this tale as I am sure it will be with the remainder of them is that they are rather short in length and they are mostly told in a narrative style This leaves little room for character development which is the part of a story I find to be the most enjoyable; seeing how the encounters and experiences change the characters either for the better or the worse This is only a minor set back though The tale itself is intriguing and suspenseful; everything you would come to expect from a mystery and crime solving novel If you have another take on the story or any other opinions you would like to offer feel free to leave them in the comments I hope this helps you in deciding whether or not this book is for you I shall try to get through one of these stories a week so keep an eye out That’s all for today and until next time happy readingCheers

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A Scandal in BohemiaS do caso um uadro onde ambos estão representados o ue poderia comprometer o rei ue estava prestes a se casar Holmes descobre onde o uadro está escondi 5 Words Perfect length for a cuppaI uite enjoyed thisDespite the short length it had a fast pace yet at the same time it was like nothing was missing from the storyIt was a uick and very enjoyable read and with every story I read I want to read the next even