A Scandal in Bohemia

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Main characters

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Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes is a detective in 1887 in London. He is very clever so he often solves mysteries quicker than the police.

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Dr Watson

Dr Watson is the colleague and best friend of Sherlock Holmes, and he always helps him with the misteries.

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Wilhelm von Ormstein

He is the King of Bohemia and he asked Sherlock for help because he wanted to get marry to the daughter of the King of Bohemia, but Irene Adler has a photograph in wich he is with her that she can show to Clotilde´s family.

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Irene Adler

She is a famous opera singer who had a relationship with the King of Bohemia years ago. She keeps a photograph with him.


A Scandal in Bohemia is a dective story in wich Sherlock and Watson are going to resolve a big problem with the King of Bohemia and Irene Adler. The King wants to marry to Scandinavian princess, but he had a relationship with a famous opera singer called Irene Adler who keeps a photograph with the king.

He thinks that she can use the photograph to stop the marriage, and he wants to recover it.

Holmes has an idea to get the photograph, but Irene Adler is cleverer than him and finally he cant get it, although Irene tells him in a letter that now she is happily married and that she will never show the photograph to anyone.

Personal opinion

In my opinion, I think that this is a very interesting story because Sherlock Holmes realizes that there are people more intelligent than him. It has mystery, secrets and well developed plot.


First edition cover (1892)