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By Arthur Conan Doyle

In 1887, a tender Arthur Conan Doyle released A examine in Scarlet, growing a world icon within the quick-witted sleuth Sherlock Holmes. during this first actual Holmes secret, the detective introduces himself to Dr. John H. Watson with the confusing line “You were in Afghanistan, I perceive,” and so starts Watson’s, and the world’s, fascination with this enigmatic personality. In A research in Scarlet, Doyle offers both difficult mysteries for Holmes to resolve: one a homicide that occurs within the shadowy outskirts of London, in a locked room the place the haunting notice Rache is written upon the wall, the opposite a kidnapping set within the American West. identifying up the “scarlet thread of homicide working throughout the colourless skein of life,” Holmes demonstrates his uncanny knack for locating the reality, tapping into powers of deduction that also captivate readers today.

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However, they were never particularly close friends. There have always been CHIARELLI, LUIGI 21 strong suggestions and parallels to indicate that Maugham based at least parts of the character of †Elliott Templeton in *The Razor’s Edge (1944) on Channon. Bibliography: Calder, (1972/1973); Morgan; Who Was Who. CHAPLIN, SIR CHARLES SPENCER (1889–1977). The full and formal name of the London-born film actor, director, mime, and producer, Charlie Chaplin. He learned comedy from Fred Karno, and the two went to Hollywood in 1914.

Rather than engage in an affair of her own, she determines to seek financial and emotional independence. In the end, as she prepares to leave with an old flame, †Bernard Kersal, for holiday in Italy, John exclaims that she need not come back. However, at the last moment, he changes his mind and tells her that he shall welcome her return. Thus, Constance achieves all that she wants: marriage and independence. CORNELL, KATHARINE 29 Constance Middleton’s mother, †Mrs. Culver, carries the banner for tradition.

They join a group of strolling players; Catalina bears six children, while, during the intervals, rising to become a famous actress. The strength of the novel lies in its lengthy character portraits of Dona Biatriz, Bishop Blasco de Valero, and Catalina’s scholarly and high-spirited uncle, †Domingo Perez. Further, beneath its overly simple plot and witty language lies an analysis of the age-old struggle for political power, both within and between church and state, that ignores, totally, humanitarian considerations and values.

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