A Scandal in Bohemia


Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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A Scandal in Bohemia Characters

Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes is a private detective who has been contracted by Wilhelm von Ormstein, King of Bohemia, to confiscate photographic evidence of the King’s previous affair with a woman named Irene Adler. The… read analysis of Sherlock Holmes

Dr. John Watson

A medical doctor and close friend of Sherlock Holmes, Watson narrates “A Scandal in Bohemia” and assists Holmes in his investigation. He has also chronicled and published a number of Holmes’s cases, and clearly… read analysis of Dr. John Watson

Wilhelm Gottsreich Sigismond von Ormstein, Grand Duke of Cassel-Felstein

The King of Bohemia, and Sherlock Holmes’s client in this case. He is currently engaged to the Princess of Scandinavia, but reveals to Holmes and Watson that years ago, while in Warsaw, he had… read analysis of Wilhelm Gottsreich Sigismond von Ormstein, Grand Duke of Cassel-Felstein

Irene Adler

Irene Adler is an opera singer, world traveler, and former lover of Wilhelm von Ormstein, King of Bohemia. She has kept letters and photographs that are evidence of her relationship with the King and… read analysis of Irene Adler

Godfrey Norton

A lawyer who is Irene Adler’s new husband. Not much is known about Norton, except that he is a lawyer and has been seeing Irene for some time. When Sherlock Holmes dresses as a… read analysis of Godfrey Norton
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