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More scholarly and humorous Sherlockian writings.

Sherlock Holmes and Conan Doyle in the Newspapers
Volume 5: July - September 1894

Edited and Annotated by Mattias Boström, Mark Alberstat and Leah Guinn

"The Press, Watson, is a most valuable institution, if you only know how to use it."
—Sherlock Holmes
"The Adventure of the Six Napoleons"

A wealth of exciting Sherlockian treasures lay hidden in old, inaccessible newspapers; untouched for over a hundred years. These ephemeral, late 19th century papers covered the writings of Arthur Conan Doyle and the doings of Sherlock Holmes as they first appeared to the world.

During the summer of 1894, the late Sherlock Holmes was still very much alive in people’s minds, and even the most prestigious newspapers treated him as a real person and a much-needed solver of complicated crimes. The Sherlock Holmes stories had made their creator a popular writer, but now, believing he was done with Holmes forever, Conan Doyle started a new phase in his career. The play A Story of Waterloo was a formidable success, and so was his forthcoming US lecture tour. Conan Doyle's versatility became increasingly evident. He had now started his journey to become not just a great writer, but one of the world's most famous persons. A Story of Waterloo is one of Conan Doyle's least known major successes. To fully explain its importance, Clifford S. Goldfarb has written an introduction to the volume, and the script of the one-act play is included.

The Sherlock Holmes and Conan Doyle in the Newspapers series offers a unique perspective on the literary career and public life of Arthur Conan Doyle. It also reflects a universally celebrated Sherlock Holmes, who has been transformed into a literary icon and cultural institution with a life of his very own.

"This series continues to prove itself invaluable." —Steven Rothman
Editor, The Baker Street Journal

232 pp., soft cover, $36.95