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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
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Apr 12, 09

really liked it
Read in January, 1952

As Erik Graff has pointed out, Jeremy Brett's iconic portrayal of Holmes was definitive. What Brett and the producers of that series did was to body-forth the implicit in Doyle's tales.

I was a fan when I was a kid, alas, more for the stories as adjuncts to the Rathbone films than I was in the words on paper. I had to live in England for a few years before I recognized in Holmes the fully-realized Victorian eccentric Doyle intended. My next door neighbor on Clarendon Road (W-11) was an antediluvian Empire-sort. We, my American and British chums called this fellow "the Colonel". I won't go into detail, but the Colonel certainly held the potential for being a Holmes past his prime.

Come to think of it, I still haven't read Holmes's obituary in "The Times".
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