The “Vulnerable” Women of Sherlock Holmes


“Vulnerable” aptly describes the women in Holmes's masterpieces, from poor Helen Stoner's murdered sister in The Speckled Band to Miss Rucastle, incarcerated by her own family in The Copper Beeches. Irene Adler and Hatty Doran are contrasting examples of independent women. Enthusiasts analyze the women of Sherlock Holmes. •How did Holmes Really Feel about Women?—Steve Mason •The Villainesses of Sherlock Holmes—Liese Sherwood-Fabre •The Modern Irene Adlers – Do They Live up to the Original?—Cindy Brown •The Female Versions of Sherlock Holmes—Tim Kline

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