Monday, March 7, 2016
Crossover Cover: Femme Fatale
It is revealed Irene Adler took her alias from a man named Adler who used mesmerism to bring her skill at singing opera to the forefront. Later using the name Svengali, Adler used his talents to turn an artist’s model named Trilby into the supreme soprano of the age. Svengali and Trilby O’Ferrall are from George du Maurier’s novel Trilby. Win labeled Carole Nelson Douglas' Irene Adler novels an AU as they contradict William S. Baring-Gould's account of Irene's life after "A Scandal in Bohemia."