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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Lesson Plan

Introduction to The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of short stories about Dr. John Watson, the narrator, and the consulting detective Sherlock Holmes, the protagonist. Sherlock Holmes is a detective with extraordinary talents in deduction and observation. The twelve stories in this connection first appeared in The Strand Magazine. Together, Watson and Holmes solve crimes and mysteries. This collection was first published in October 1892.

The stories present Sherlock as a person who is working toward justice. John tells the story through a relatable lens with an eye on the emotional and dramatic pieces, while Sherlock provides the observations that are central to the cases. The stories in...

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