The Uttermost Farthing

The Uttermost Farthing

by R. Austin Freeman
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

This early work by Richard Austin Freeman was originally published in 1914 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introduction. The first story featuring his well-known protagonist Dr. Thorndyke - a medico-legal forensic investigator - was published in 1907, and although Freeman's early works were seen as simple homages to his contemporary, Sir Arthur Conan

Overview

This early work by Richard Austin Freeman was originally published in 1914 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introduction. The first story featuring his well-known protagonist Dr. Thorndyke - a medico-legal forensic investigator - was published in 1907, and although Freeman's early works were seen as simple homages to his contemporary, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, he quickly developed his own style: The 'inverted detective story', in which the identity of the criminal is shown from the beginning, and the story then describes the detective's attempt to solve the mystery.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781105665813
Publisher:
Lulu.com
Publication date:
04/13/2012
Sold by:
LULU PRESS
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
470 KB

Related Subjects

Meet the Author

Richard Austin Freeman (1862-1943) was born in London. He studied medicine at Middlesex Hospital and then entered the Colonial Service. He was assigned to a post in Accra on the Gold Coast of Africa. During his time in Africa he contracted blackwater fever which forced him to return to London. Unable to find a permanent medical position, he decided to try his hand at writing fiction. His first stories were written in collaboration with Dr. John James Pitcairn, the medical officer at Holloway Prison, using the pen name Clifford Ashdown. In 1907 the first Dr. Thorndyke novel "The Red Thumb Mark" was published. He served as a Captain in the Royal Army Medical Corp during World War I. He continued writing up until his death, writing parts of "Mr. Polton Explains" in a bomb shelter in 1939 at the age of 77.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >