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The Return of Sherlock Holmes Arthur Conan Doyle

The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle

The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle


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Arthur Conan Doyle famously killed off Sherlock Holmes in 1893. While the outcry that supposedly followed was mostly apocryphal, Doyle was tempted to return to Holmes in 1901-2 with The Hound of the Baskervilles, the success of which led to a more permanent revival. The thirteen tales that followed make up this volume.

The Return of Sherlock Holmes Summary

The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle

Arthur Conan Doyle famously killed off Sherlock Holmes in 1893, in the short story 'The Final Problem', but was tempted to bring him back to life ten years later, in the thirteen tales that comprise The Return of Sherlock Holmes. While the outcry that supposedly followed Holmes' death was mostly apocryphal (the claim that readers wore black armbands in mourning has been frequently cited but never actually proved), by 1893 there was a substantial readership for Holmes' two series of adventures published in the Strand Magazine and two earlier novels. Doyle returned to Holmes in 1901-2 with The Hound of the Baskervilles, a novel set before the events of 'The Final Problem'; the commercial success of the serialisation in the Strand led Doyle to consider reviving the Holmes stories on a longer-term basis. Accordingly, in 1903 Doyle was contracted by the American magazine Collier's Weekly to supply six more Holmes stories; the agreement was extended to six more, with a final extension for a thirteenth story ('The Second Stain') that Doyle (mistakenly) believed to be the closing episode of the Holmes adventures. These thirteen tales make up this volume.

About Arthur Conan Doyle

Christopher Pittard (Editor) is Senior Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Portsmouth and author of Purity and Contamination in Late Victorian Detective Fiction (2011), and The Cambridge Companion to Sherlock Holmes (2019). Darryl Jones (General Editor) is Professor of English at Trinity College Dublin, where he teaches nineteenth-century literature and popular fiction. He is the author or editor of ten books, including the Oxford World's Classics editions of M. R. James's Collected Ghost Stories (2013), Arthur Conan Doyle's Gothic Tales (2018), and H. G. Wells's The War of the Worlds (2017) and The Island of Doctor Moreau (2017), as well as Horror: A Very Short Introduction (2021).

Table of Contents

Introduction Note on the Text Select Bibliography The Return of Sherlock Holmes The Empty House The Norwood Builder The Dancing Men The Solitary Cyclist The Priory School Black Peter Charles Augustus Milverton The Six Napoleons The Three Students The Golden Pince-Nez The Missing Three-Quarter The Abbey Grange The Second Stain Explanatory Notes

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NGR9780198856702
9780198856702
0198856709
The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
New
Paperback
Oxford University Press
2023-03-09
368
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