Is Sherlock Holmes public domain for use in a story?

Asked by: Eric Harding

Millions of people around the world love the Sherlock Holmes stories created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and millions also love a multitude of derivative works based on the character. Most, but not all, Sherlock stories are in the public domain in the US.

What is the least popular Sherlock Holmes story?

Holmes is in the Public Domain! Here Are Five Lesser-Known Sherlock Stories to Enjoy

  • “A Case of Identity” Year Published: 1891. …
  • “The Adventure of the Cardboard Box” Year Published: 1892. …
  • “The Greek Interpreter” Year Published: 1893. …
  • “The Adventure of the Norwood Builder” …
  • “The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax”

Is Sherlock Holmes short stories?

Traditionally, the canon of Sherlock Holmes consists of the 56 short stories and four novels written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. In this context, the term “canon” is an attempt to distinguish between Doyle’s original works and subsequent works by other authors using the same characters.

What is the scariest Sherlock Holmes story?

1. The Hound of the Baskervilles. Originally written by Arthur Conan Doyle as what he called a “real creeper,” the earliest drafts of this story wouldn’t have even included Sherlock Holmes.

What are the 2 most popular Sherlock Holmes stories?

Ranking the Holmes Novels

Story Points Rating
1. The Hound of the Baskervilles (179) 880 100
2. The Sign of [the] Four (24) 602 68
3. A Study in Scarlet (23) 535 61
4. The Valley of Fear (17) 413 47

Who is the only woman to impress Sherlock?

While not technically a criminal and bearing no malice towards Holmes, Adler is one of the most notable female characters in the Sherlock Holmes series, despite appearing in only one story.

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Irene Adler
Full name Irene Norton, née Adler
Gender Female
Occupation Opera singer
Spouse Godfrey Norton

Which Sherlock Holmes books to read first?

Where to start with Sherlock Holmes

  • A Study in Scarlet (1887) …
  • The Sign of Four (1890) …
  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1892) …
  • The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1894) …
  • The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1905) …
  • The Hound of the Baskervilles (1901-1902) …
  • The Valley of Fear (1914-1915) …
  • His Last Bow (1917)

Is Sherlock Holmes good for beginners?

The Sherlock Holmes novels were written a very long time ago. The language is advanced and difficult– you’ll learn loads of new, archaic words. This does make them a little hard to read if you’re not used to that kind of thing.

What reading level is Sherlock?

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Interest Level Grade 5 – Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 8
Genre Fiction
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand First Avenue Classics ™