The Life and Times of Sherlock Holmes: Volume Four

The Life and Times of Sherlock Holmes: Volume Four

by Liese Sherwood-fabre
The Life and Times of Sherlock Holmes: Volume Four

The Life and Times of Sherlock Holmes: Volume Four

by Liese Sherwood-fabre



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Be as smart as Sherlock Holmes!

Arthur Conan Doyle's original tales include many references to everyday Victorian life that are no longer part of current readers' world. What Holmes would have eaten from a can while searching for the hound of the Baskervilles, Watson's enjoyment of a yellow-back novel, or the proper use of a gasogene would have been common knowledge to the Victorian contemporary but compels modern readers to run to the nearest reference book. These twenty-four short essays pull such items from the past and expand on their significance in the story. As an additional bonus, this book contains an essay on the role of scandal in Holmes' cases, originally appearing in a collected volume of essays on feminism and agency. After enjoying these concise treatises on Holmes' world, readers will have a deeper understanding and appreciation of both the times and the life of the world's greatest consulting detective.

Volume 4 essays cover:
• The Pinkerton Agency
• Victorian Firearms
• Handcuffs
• Gossip
• Canning
• Collecting
• Ears
• Stocks and Bonds
• Yellow Paperbacks
• Opium Dens
• Handkerchiefs
• Plaster of Paris
• Seltzer Water and Gasogenes
• Voodoo
• Curare
• Cocaine and Other Addictions
• Freemasonry
• Tweed
• Leprosy
• Whist
• Homelessness
• Chemistry
• The London Underground
• Scandal in the Canon

"Prepare to be enlightened and entertained!" - bestselling author Carole Nelson Douglas

Product Details

BN ID: 2940185567104
Publisher: Little Elm Press LLC
Publication date: 12/06/2022
Series: Essays on Victorian England , #4
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Liese Sherwood-Fabre knew she was destined to write when she got 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. After returning to the states, she seriously pursued her writing career, receiving several awards including a nomination for the Pushcart Prize. Recently, she returned to a childhood interest in Sherlock Holmes, penning both nonfiction and fiction featuring the world’s most famous consulting detective. A recognized Sherlockian scholar, her essays on Holmes and Victorian England are published across the globe and have appeared in the Baker Street Journal, the premiere publication of the Baker Street Irregulars. They are then reprinted in her "Essays on Victorian England" series.
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