The Old Man in the Corner

The Old Man in the Corner

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by Baroness Emma Orczy
     
 

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Created by Baroness Orczy, author of the famous Scarlet Pimpernel series, The Old Man In the Corner was one of the earliest armchair detectives, popping up with so many others in the wake of the huge popularity of the Sherlock Holmes stories. The Old Man relies mostly upon sensationalistic "penny dreadful" newspaper accounts, with the occasional courtroom visit. He…  See more details below

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Created by Baroness Orczy, author of the famous Scarlet Pimpernel series, The Old Man In the Corner was one of the earliest armchair detectives, popping up with so many others in the wake of the huge popularity of the Sherlock Holmes stories. The Old Man relies mostly upon sensationalistic "penny dreadful" newspaper accounts, with the occasional courtroom visit. He narrates all this information, while tying complicated knots in a piece of string, to a female Journalist who frequents the same tea-shop (the ABC Teashop on the corner of Norfolk Street and the Strand). They enjoy an antagonistic relationship, as the Journalist attempts to cut the Old Man's ego down to size and the Old Man trumps her every time. --Wikipedia

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016587417
Publisher:
Tri-Fold Media Group
Publication date:
05/21/2013
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
681 KB

Meet the Author

Baroness Emma Orczy (full name: Emma ("Emmuska") Magdolna Rozália Mária Jozefa Borbála Orczy de Orczi) (September 23, 1865 – November 12, 1947) was a British novelist, playwright and artist of Hungarian noble origin. She was most notable for her series of novels featuring the Scarlet Pimpernel. Some of her paintings were exhibited at the Royal Academy in London.

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Old Man In The Corner 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Deserves to be better known.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great detective novel. One of the classics.