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Sherlock Holmes: The Major Stories with Contemporary Critical Essays / Edition 1

Sherlock Holmes: The Major Stories with Contemporary Critical Essays / Edition 1

by Arthur Conan Doyle, John A. Hodgson
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Containing fifteen Sherlock Holmes stories, this volume of Sherlock Holmes features concise commentary on how each story relates to the author, the series, and the detective genre as well as nine accompanying essays which reflect the recent critical interest in Holmes and examine the stories from a variety of contemporary critical perspectives.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312089450
Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
Publication date: 11/15/1993
Series: Sherlock Holmes Mystery Series
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 452
Sales rank: 173,755
Product dimensions: 5.45(w) x 8.17(h) x 0.82(d)

About the Author

A prolific author of books, short stories, poetry, and more, the Scottish writer Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) is best known for the creation of one of literature’s most vivid and enduring characters: Sherlock Holmes. Through detailed observation, vast knowledge, and brilliant deduction, Holmes and his trusted friend, Dr. Watson, step into the swirling fog of Victorian London to rescue the innocent, confound the guilty, and solve the most perplexing puzzles known to literature.

Date of Birth:

May 22, 1859

Date of Death:

July 7, 1930

Place of Birth:

Edinburgh, Scotland

Place of Death:

Crowborough, Sussex, England


Edinburgh University, B.M., 1881; M.D., 1885

Table of Contents

About This Book

Arthur Conan Doyle and Sherlock Holmes: Biographical and Critical Contexts


From A Study in Scarlet
A Scandal in Bohemia
The Red-headed League
A Case of Identity
The Boscombe Valley Mystery
The Man with the Twisted Lip
The Blue Carbuncle
The Speckled Band
Silver Blaze
The Musgrave Ritual
The Final Problem
The Empty House
The Dancing Men
Charles Augustus Milverton
The Second Stain


Martin Priestman, Sherlock Holmes--The Series
Peter Brooks, Reading for the Plot
Gian Paolo Caprettini, Sherlock Holmes: Ethics, Logic, and the Mask
John A. Hodgson, The Recoil of "The Speckled Band": Detective Story and Detective Discourse
Alastair Fowler, Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Dancing Men and Women
Stephen Knight, The Case of the Great Detective
Catherine Belsey, Deconstructing the Text: Sherlock Holmes
Rosemary Hennessy and Rajeswari Mohan, "The Speckled Band": The Construction of Woman in a Popular Text of Empire
Audrey Jaffe, Detecting the Beggar: Arthur Conan Doyle, Henry Mayhew, and "The Man with the Twisted Lip"

A Chronology of Arthur Conan Doyle
Doyle's Favorite Sherlock Holmes Stories
Sherlock Holmes on Film
Select Bibliography


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