The Life and Times of Sherlock Holmes

Essays on Victorian England, Volume 1
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ISBN-13:
9780998411200
Einband:
Paperback
Erscheinungsdatum:
24.01.2017
Seiten:
80
Autor:
Liese Sherwood-Fabre
Gewicht:
118 g
Format:
216x142x10 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Award winning author, Liese Sherwood-Fabre, grew up in Dallas, Texas and knew she was destined to write when she received 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-in Africa, Latin America, and Russia. After returning to the states, she seriously pursued her writing career and has had numerous pieces appear in both print and electronically. She is currently a member of The Crew of the Barque Lone Star, the Napoleons of Crime, and the Studious Scarlets Society scions and contributes regularly to Sherlockian newsletters across the world.
Step back to London, 1895.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's stories are full of references to everyday activities and events from Victorian times that make the twenty-first century reader run to the reference shelf. Few, for example, are intimately acquainted with the responsibilities of a country squire, the importance of gentlemen's clubs, or the intricacies of the Victorian monetary system.


These twenty-four short essays explore various aspects of life mentioned in the original tales of Sherlock Holmes, providing modern-day insight into the nineteenth century world. Originally shared through various Sherlockian newsletters around the world, they are gathered here for the first time. Essays cover:


The Life of a Country Squire

The Holmes' Family Connection to the Vernets of France

The Fate of Second Sons

The Victorian Medical Practice

Victorian Transportion

The Origins of Scotland Yard

The River Thames

Apiculture in the 1800s

Westminster Palace

Sherlock's Christmas Spirit

Practicing Law in Victorian England

The Second Anglo-Afghan War

Gentleman's Clubs

Tobacco

221B Baker Street

Abductive Reasoning

Dog Breeding

Poisons

Fingerprints

Phrenology

Communications

The Monetary System

The British Museum

Chloroform





These examinations bring deeper meaning and color to the adventures of the world's most famous consulting detective.


The president of The Crew of the Barque Lone Star, a Sherlockian Scion Society, notes this collection "brings life to a society which we have only dreamed of."


Whether a fan of Sherlock Holmes or a history enthusiast, this book offers interesting tidbits to all.

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