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Adventure Of The Detected Detective

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What better introduction could there be to Finnegans Wake, perhaps the most difficult literary work ever written, than the Sherlock Holmes stories, perhaps the most readable and popular stories ever written? James Joyce made extensive use of Sherlockian material in his work; indeed, Jenkins argues, this use goes to the core of the meaning and structure of Finnegans Wake.

In this exhaustive and entertaining analysis, Jenkins provides the specific references to Holmes' adventures ...

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Overview

What better introduction could there be to Finnegans Wake, perhaps the most difficult literary work ever written, than the Sherlock Holmes stories, perhaps the most readable and popular stories ever written? James Joyce made extensive use of Sherlockian material in his work; indeed, Jenkins argues, this use goes to the core of the meaning and structure of Finnegans Wake.

In this exhaustive and entertaining analysis, Jenkins provides the specific references to Holmes' adventures in the Wake and examines the context in which they occur and how they relate to the larger Wake themes. Readers of world literature, especially Joyce and Doyle scholars and students, will find this a fascinating and useful volume.

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The author meticulously locates the connections to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and particularly his Sherlock Holmes series, in Joyce's novels, particularly , finding in Joyce's work an abundance of significant allusions to aspects of Doyle's own life and literary techniques. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Meet the Author

WILLIAM D. JENKINS was an independent researcher who specialized in late 19th- and early 20th-century literature. His work was published in such journals as Studies in Philology, Modern Fiction Studies, James Joyce Quarterly, and the Baker Street Journal.

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Table of Contents

Preface
1 It Seems There Were Two Irishmen...Doyle and Joyce 1
2 Sigersons Wake 13
3 The Final Problem and The Empty House 21
4 The Sign of the Four 31
5 The Dancing Men and The Valley of Fear 47
6 The Adventure of Black Peter 51
7 The Adventure of the Priory School 59
8 The Man with the Twisted Lip 65
9 The Hound of the Baskervilles 69
10 A Scandal in Bohemia 77
11 The Musgrave Ritual 81
12 The Stock-Broker's Clerk 85
13 The Adventure of the Norwood Builder 89
14 Silver Blaze 95
15 The Adventure of the Illustrious Client 97
16 Footprints - More Designs on the Corse 101
17 Motif and Leitmotif (Book I, Chapters 1-8) 107
18 Motif and Leitmotif (II, 9-12) 113
19 Motif and Leitmotif (III, 13-16; IV, 17) 129
20 And Watsy Lyke Sees after All Rinsings 135
Bibliography 141
Index 145
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