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

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

by Liese Sherwood-Fabre


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"Slop shops," "scissorizing," "agony aunts," and "foolscap"

These and other Victorian references appear throughout the original Sherlock Holmes tales. Everyday words and phrases to the Victorian may have modern day readers running to references books. These twenty-four short essaysexplain and explore various aspects of life mentioned in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's stories, providing modern-day insight into the nineteenth century world.

The collection also includes the essay-"Evil Women: The Villainesses of the Canon," originally published in the Baker Street Journal.

Originally shared through various Sherlockian newsletters around the world, they are gathered here for the first time. Essays cover:

  • Violins
  • Electric and vs. gas lighting
  • Scrapbooking
  • Agony columns
  • The Agra Fort
  • Cardboard
  • Sound Recordings
  • Telephones
  • Jellyfish
  • Rugby
  • Brandy
  • The Opera
  • The Crown Jewels
  • Snakes
  • Italian political organizations
  • Banks
  • Diabetes
  • Pocket watches
  • Writing paper
  • Coroners
  • Pawnshops
  • Clothing
  • Calling cards

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ISBN-13: 9781952408083
Publisher: Little ELM Press
Publication date: 11/16/2020
Pages: 142
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.33(d)

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