A Scandal in Bohemia Book Summary and Study Guide

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The King of Bohemia is about to enter an advantageous marriage, but he visits Holmes for help because an actress with whom he once had an affair, Irene Adler, has love letters and a photo with the two of them in her possession, and the king fears the damage that could be done with them. With the help of Watson and a gang of hired performers, and one of his disguises, Holmes stages a mini-crisis at Adler's home to discover the hiding place of the goods. Adler, however, manages to turn the tables on the detective, both in the disguise and strategy departments. This tale has been a favorite with Holmes readers, for there is no crime, no murder, and yet the great detective for once is bested by a woman.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 60%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 10%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 30% Tone of story    -   very upbeat Time/era of story:    -   1600-1899 Spying/Terrorism Thriller    -   Yes Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:    -   political blackmail Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   private investigator Age:    -   40's-50's


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK City?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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