22 May, 2023

HB ACD!πŸŽ‚

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born on 22 May, 1859.

The creator of Victorian-era consulting detective Sherlock Holmes character would leave a lasting legacy.

First appearing in print in 1887's "A Study in Scarlet", Holmes's popularity became widespread with the first series of short stories in The Strand Magazine, beginning with "A Scandal in Bohemia" in 1891; additional tales appeared from then until 1927, eventually totalling four novels and 56 short stories.
Why artists like to recreate Holmes and Dr. Watson as cats is unknown, but I surely like them.πŸ’—

Note:
Haven't read the Canon of Sherlock Holmes stories in decades; many of them are surprisingly NOT politically correct for modern times.

I prefer to read the character in the hands of these authors;
Laurie R. King:
 Russell & Holmes series, book #18 due out in 2024
Anthony Horowitz: 
The House of Silk, The Three Monarchs, Moriarity
Vicki Delany: 
Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mysteries
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13 comments:

Zoolatry said...

Pawlitically correct: ppffftt, hisss! Happy Purrsday just the same, Mr Doyle!

Adorapurr said...

Me and my brofur Hwernie at huge fans of Sherlock Holmes. Love the pikchures!

Sandee said...

How fun. I love Sherlock Holmes.

Have a fabulous day and week. Scritches to the kitties. ♥

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Love the pictures. I am not surprised they are not politically correct. It has got out of hand! People are trying to rewrite so many books because of it. They are just trying to ruin classics!!

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

And I should have added, if they don't like it, don't read it!

John Bellen said...

Excellent stories, the investigative methods of which are still relevant. The best visual medium adaptation is, in my opinion, the Granada TV series with Jeremy Brett. The stories and the series bring back memories for me...

Ramblingon said...

Truth if I ever read it.

Ramblingon said...

Enjoyed those pictures so much.

Brian's Home Blog said...

I haven't read those in forever, they are worth the time to re-read!

Anonymous said...

Agreed. :D - Darla M Sands

pilch92 said...

I love these Sherlock Holmes cats. :)

Ruby Rose and the Big Little Angels 3 said...

I should have figured they were cats because cats are curious.

Three Chatty Cats said...

These drawings are adorable!