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  •  In the first few stories (3+ / 0-)

    ... you're right, it's always a foreigner or a trained animal or some-such. But I will point to "The Empty House" where Col. Sebastian Moran is the culprit (and was even trying to kill Holmes himself). I'm sure there are others.

    I think some of Doyle's nationalism wore off as time went on.

    Wealth doesn't trickle down -- it rises up.

    by elsaf on Fri Nov 23, 2012 at 11:15:10 AM PST

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    •  Good catch! nt (2+ / 0-)
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      Aunt Pat, elsaf

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      by vulcangrrl on Fri Nov 23, 2012 at 11:41:14 AM PST

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    •  Especially post-RF stories (3+ / 0-)
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      elsaf, Aunt Pat, Brecht

      I reread the Sherlock Holmes stories in the 2 volume Barnes and Noble editions and one thing that was pointed out was that Doyle was completely disgusted with the British Legal system.

      I suppose this mightbe the time to bring up the other issue from The Adventure of the Yellow Face.

      I think that even in London, the resolution to that story and, more importantly, Holmes (and Doyle's) belief in the humanity of Effie Munro's young child was uncommon enough in England but, as it was published in Harper's at around that same time, I wonmder how American readers reacted to that story (that may be worthy of my own investigation, but I find it hard to believe that a late 19th century American magazine published that story.

      •  Barnes & Noble Classics are pretty good (1+ / 0-)
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        I enjoy the informative introductions, and especially the reactions of contemporaries and later critics.

        And the prices are most reasonable.

        "Every man has a right to utter what he thinks truth" Samuel Johnson

        by Brecht on Sat Nov 24, 2012 at 08:10:31 AM PST

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