What language features and words are used in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmesbooks but are not in modern literature today? I'm doing an English assignment where I have to explain the ways...

What language features and words are used in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes books but are not in modern literature today?

I'm doing an English assignment where I have to explain the ways English has changed over time, and I'm comparing Sherlock Holmes novels to present day detective novels (i.e Jack Reacher novels) thanks.

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The writing in Sherlock Holmes books is pretty standard.  For the most part, it is the same English we use today.  It I just a little more old-fashioned.  However, I would say the greatest difference is the amount of sexist language present in Holmes books. 

Sometimes there are subtly sexist language usages, such as this early description of Mary Mortan in The Sign of Four, a book where Watson is particularly covetous of the female sex.

She must have been more than woman if she did not feel some uneasiness at the strange...

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