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

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

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

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

by Liese Sherwood-Fabre


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Fans of Sherlock Holmes, Victorian England, and history in general will all find interesting tidbits to carry away.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle references many everyday Victorian activities and aspects that are lost on the twenty-first century reader. These short essays provide modern readers a better understanding of Victorian England and greater insight into the world of Sherlock Holmes. His cases take on richer meaning when the reader grasps the subtleties of such details as the blue ribbon mentioned in “The Adventure of the Cardboard Box,” the doss houses Shinwell Johnson knew about, or how one contracted brain fever.

Originally published in Sherlockian newsletters across the world, these short essays carry the reader back to London, 1895 and the world of the most famous consulting detective. Topics covered include:

  • Horse racing
  • The Victorian Wedding
  • Boxing
  • The Temperance Movement
  • Fencing
  • London Smog
  • Brain Fever
  • Circuses
  • The Port of Dundee
  • Doss Houses
  • Vampires
  • Bradshaw’s Companion
  • Bicycles and the New Woman
  • Clergymen
  • Public Houses
  • Microscopes and Magnifying Glasses
  • Governesses
  • Ciphers and Codes
  • Eton
  • Cambridge and Oxford
  • The Art of Disguise
  • Typewriters
  • Brief History of Tea

Return, once again, to Victorian England and the residents of 221B Baker Street.

“We have…always found [Dr. Sherwood-Fabre’s] essays to be both entertaining and informative as well as very well researched.”

- Joel Senter, editor, The Sherlockian E-Times

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780998411255
Publisher: Little Elm Press
Publication date: 09/15/2018
Pages: 100
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.24(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 - And They’re Off!

2 - Saying “I Do” in Victorian England

3 - Put up Your Dukes

4 - Blue Ribbon Blues

5 -En Garde!

6 - Smoggy Old London Town

7 - I’ve Got the Feevah!

8 - Taking the Heat in Victorian England

9 - Step Right Up!

10 - Of Jute, Jam, and Journalism

11 - London on Four Pence a Night

12 - Nine Stories to Sink Your Teeth Into

13 - A Traveler’s Guide to Victorian England

14 - The New Woman Cyclist

15 - Parson, Vicar, or Rector?

16 - Belly Up to the Bar, Boys

17 - I Can See Clearly Now

18 - Genteel Woman Seeks Employment

19 - Making Sense of the Message

20 - The Playing Fields of Eton

21 - Two Years at College

22 - Sailor, Plumber, or Priest?

23 - Not Your Type?

24 - Care for a Cuppa?

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