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Why is Irene Adler called "the woman" in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes? What did Sherlock feel for her?

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In The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes, Watson tells us that Holmes always refers to Irene Adler as 'the woman' because she is unique among all women: she is the only woman who has ever outwitted the incomparable Sherlock Holmes. In the story A Scandal In Bohemia, Irene Adler was a one time mistress of the king of Bohemia. However, now that the king is preparing to marry the second daughter of the king of Scandinavia, he is anxious to retrieve some incriminating love letters and a photograph from his former lover.

Irene has threatened to send a photograph of both of them to the king's betrothed. The...

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