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The Old Man in the Corner
     

The Old Man in the Corner

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by Baroness Emma Orczy
 

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The Old Man in the Corner was written 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,

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The Old Man in the Corner was written 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. 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.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940012513694
Publisher:
United Holdings Group
Publication date:
04/26/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
345 KB

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Old Man In The Corner 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.