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Common misconceptions about Sherlock Holmes.

Many of us have grown up on stories about the brilliant detective. In addition, many with pleasure watching the film adaptation based on the stories by Arthur Conan Doyle. However, in the course of transfer of the information by word of mouth have any effect “broken telephone” and we’re not quite accurately understand the image of the great Sherlock.

Many fans of Sherlock Holmes indignantly believe that is created on the basis of short stories Doyle movies, should be just the fruit of inspiration of the Director and not get attached to Sherlock Holmes. In short, it is better to remove the story of one Mr. Smith, on the basis of short stories than to remake the original story and call it loud “the adventures of Sherlock Holmes”.

Of course, outrage is justified, because the true hero Doyle was not like his film “twins”.

Sherlock Holmes was a “maniac purity”. In the movie, where Sherlock plays Downey Jr, the image of the mystery, to put it mildly, dirty: Sherlock wear clothes for a couple of sizes bigger is not always clean, and about the hair and say terrible. However, in the story “the Dog Baskerviley”, Sherlock Holmes, being in ambush in the hut ask you to bring him clean sheets and wash clothes. That is, while in the field, he does not forget about their own health. Continue reading

The oldest book in the world

Date of the earliest writing and the date of the most ancient, remaining in our time, books are different dates and in two different areas of research. In Ancient Egypt to record from the times of the First Dynasty (3000-2853 years BC) was used papyrus – paper made from the stems of the same name of reeds that grew on the marshy banks of the Nile (modern English the word “paper”, denoting the paper, it was derived from the words “papyrus”). Of course, ancient books of that era were not preserved till our days.

The most ancient books of the Veda

The most ancient books found on Earth are the books of the third king of the Fifth Dynasty Neferirkare Kakai. These hieratic papyrus dated to about 2400 B.C. and were found in Abusive (Royal necropolis near the ancient Memphis, a few kilometers North of the necropolis of Saqqara, in Abusive survived 14 step pyramids V dynasty) in a doleful temple of Tsar Neferirkare Kakai. In 1950 the papyri were acquired by the British Museum from a private collector and currently kept in the British Museum in London under the registration number 1950,0209.1.9 (big number 10735.9) in the Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan.

Interestingly, many Greek authors managed to write their ancient books long before pismennosti surprisingly, the most ancient Greek book was found there, in Abusive. It happened on the excavations in 1902 at the cemetery, beside the mummies of deceased Greek, was found in the form of a scroll fragment of a poem Timotheus “Persians”. The document is dated to approximately 450-360 year BC and composed in Greek. In addition, this ancient book is a papyrus in the form of a scroll, while the accounting books of Kukai was conducted on papyrus sheet. Continue reading

Interesting facts about authors

Russian poets and writers came up with a lot of new words: substance, thermometer (Lomonosov), industry (Karamzin), botch (Saltykov-Shchedrin), to take a (Dostoevsky), incompetent (Nord), tired physically (Khlebnikov).

Interesting facts about the writers.

Pushkin more than 70 epigraphs, Gogol – not less than 20, almost as much Turgenev.

Korney Chukovsky actually called Nikolai Vasilyevich Korneychukov.

Voltaire made fun of the Duke of Rohan for his arrogance. The Duke ordered his servants to beat Voltaire that was done. Voltaire caused the Duke to a duel, but the Duke refused, as Voltaire was not a nobleman.

Starting to work on a new piece, Balzac was locked in the room for one or two months, and firmly closed the shutters, that they did not penetrate the light. He wrote candlelight, dressed in a Bathrobe, 18 hours daily.

Mark TWAIN was born in 1835, when the vicinity of Earth flew Halley’s comet. He predicted that he would die during her next appearance. So, in 1910. Continue reading

Strange tales.

From childhood we know, the ball is round and the Gray wolf wanted to eat little Red riding Hood. However, the authors of fairy tales a lot of things concealed from the public. Some secret and not very facts about tales listed in this article.

The brothers Grimm believed female are more prone to bad actions than men. In total in their fairy tales there are 23 witches and evil 16 of Macek, while the fathers of the despots of all 3 and the sorcerer one.

Walt Disney was doubtless an optimist. In his interpretation of the tale of the little Mermaid, Ariel marries a Prince. In the original version unhappy polyrinka commits suicide by throwing themselves into the sea and into the foam.

The younger brother of James Barry became the prototype for his character Peter pan. The story is about a boy who will never grow up, was written in honor of the deceased fourteen-year-old relative of the writer.

In the original language of “the Jungle Book” Bagira has a male. Most likely translators smeared sense when translated as the word “Panther” in Russian female.

Alexander Pushkin lived plagiarism. So the plot of a fairy tale “the fisherman and the fish” was borrowed from the brothers Grimm. The product was called “the Fisherman and his wife”. Also, Alexander Pushkin suffered excessive pride, telling everyone that it is the tale Of Tsar Saltan” by only one letter “f” in the word “fleet”. All depends on that, “f” is a relatively new letter in Russian alphabet and the writer was proud that adhered to the traditional Russian ancient traditions. Continue reading

Books of ancient Rome
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Interesting facts about authors
Russian poets and writers came up with a lot of new words: substance, thermometer (Lomonosov), industry (Karamzin), botch (Saltykov-Shchedrin), to take a (Dostoevsky), incompetent (Nord), tired physically (Khlebnikov). Interesting facts…


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