The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle

The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes

byArthur Conan DoyleEditorW. W. Robson

Paperback | August 30, 2009

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In The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes we read the last twelve stories Conan Doyle was to write about Holmes and Watson. They reflect the disillusioned world of the 1920s in which they were written, and he can be seen to take advantage of new, more open conventions in fiction. Suicide as a murderweapon and homosexual incest are some of the psychological tragedies whose consequences are unravelled by the mind of Holmes before the eyes of Watson. That said, the collection also includes some of the best turns of wit in the series, and indeed in the whole of English literature. The editor of this volume, W.W. Robson, is Emeritus David Masson, Professor of English Literature at the University of Edinburgh and the author of Modern English Literature. The general editor of the Oxford Sherlock Holmes, Owen Dudley Edwards, is Reader in History at the University of Edinburgh and author of The Quest for Sherlock Holmes. A Biographical Study of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

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W. W. Robson is with the University of Edinburgh.
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Title:The Case-Book of Sherlock HolmesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:325 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.62 inPublished:August 30, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199555648

ISBN - 13:9780199555642

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AcknowledgementsGeneral Editor's Preface to the SeriesIntroductionNote on the TextSelect BibliographyA Chronology of Arthur Conan DoyleThe Case-Book of Sherlock HolmesPreface1. The Mazarin Stone2. Thor Bridge3. The Creeping Man4. The Sussex Vampire5. The Three Garridebs6. The Illustrious Client7. The Three Gables8. The Blanched Soldier9. The Lion's Mane10. The Retired Colourman11. The Veiled Lodger12. Shoscombe Old PlaceExplanatory NotesAppendix: A Source for The Veiled Lodger