The Life and Times of Sherlock Holmes: Essays on Victorian England, Volume 1

The Life and Times of Sherlock Holmes: Essays on Victorian England, Volume 1

by Liese Sherwood-Fabre
The Life and Times of Sherlock Holmes: Essays on Victorian England, Volume 1

The Life and Times of Sherlock Holmes: Essays on Victorian England, Volume 1

by Liese Sherwood-Fabre


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Step back to London, 1895.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's stories are full of references to everyday activities and events from Victorian times that make the twenty-first century reader run to the reference shelf. Few, for example, are intimately acquainted with the responsibilities of a country squire, the importance of gentlemen's clubs, or the intricacies of the Victorian monetary system.

These twenty-four short essays explore various aspects of life mentioned in the original tales of Sherlock Holmes, providing modern-day insight into the nineteenth century world. Originally shared through various Sherlockian newsletters around the world, they are gathered here for the first time. Essays cover:

  • The Life of a Country Squire
  • The Holmes' Family Connection to the Vernets of France
  • The Fate of Second Sons
  • The Victorian Medical Practice
  • Victorian Transportion
  • The Origins of Scotland Yard
  • The River Thames
  • Apiculture in the 1800s
  • Westminster Palace
  • Sherlock's Christmas Spirit
  • Practicing Law in Victorian England
  • The Second Anglo-Afghan War
  • Gentleman's Clubs
  • Tobacco
  • 221B Baker Street
  • Abductive Reasoning
  • Dog Breeding
  • Poisons
  • Fingerprints
  • Phrenology
  • Communications
  • The Monetary System
  • The British Museum
  • Chloroform

These examinations bring deeper meaning and color to the adventures of the world's most famous consulting detective.

The president of The Crew of the Barque Lone Star, a Sherlockian Scion Society, notes this collection "brings life to a society which we have only dreamed of."

Whether a fan of Sherlock Holmes or a history enthusiast, this book offers interesting tidbits to all.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780998411200
Publisher: Little ELM Press
Publication date: 01/24/2017
Pages: 80
Sales rank: 684,746
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.19(d)

About the Author

Award winning author, Liese Sherwood-Fabre, grew up in Dallas, Texas and knew she was destined to write when she received an A+ in the second grade for her story about Dick, Jane, and Sally's ruined picnic. After obtaining her PhD from Indiana University, she joined the federal government and had the opportunity to work and live internationally for more than fifteen years-in Africa, Latin America, and Russia. After returning to the states, she seriously pursued her writing career and has had numerous pieces appear in both print and electronically. She is currently a member of The Crew of the Barque Lone Star, the Napoleons of Crime, and the Studious Scarlets Society scions and contributes regularly to Sherlockian newsletters across the world.

Table of Contents

1 - The Life of a Country Squire; 2 - Sherlock's French Connection; 3 - Inheritance and the Fate of Second Sons; 4 - John Watson, The Victorian Doctor; 5 - Getting Around in Victorian England; 6 - The Origins of Scotland Yard; 7 - The River Thames; 8 - Victorian Apiculture; 9 - A Brief History of Westminster Palace; 10 - Sherlock's Christmas Spirit; 11 - Practicing Law in Victorian England; 12 - The Second Anglo-Afghan War, 13 - Clubbing, Victorian Style; 14 - Forty-Nine References to Tobacco; 15 - A World-Famous Address; 16 - The Abductive Reasoning of Sherlock Holmes; 17 - Going to the Dogs; 18 - Name Your Poison; 19 - If It's a Print, It Must be True; 20 - Your Frontal Development is Showing; 21 - Spreading the Word; 22-London on Eleven Shillings a Day; 23 - When a Museum is More than a Museum; 24 - A True Knock-Out; Index
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