Sherlockian.Net: The Devil's Foot

Basic information

Abbreviation (J. F. Christ, 1947): DEVI
Word length (C. E. Lauterbach, 1960): 10,055
First published: Strand Magazine, December 1910; in the American edition of the Strand, January and February 1911, two episodes

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[Strand illustration]
  • (Ewriting Format)

    Links of interest

  • Introductory questions by Ralph Edwards
  • Story summary from McMurdo's Camp
  • Cornwall Holiday Guide
  • Cornwall Tourist Information
  • Customs of the People of Cornwall
  • Hallucinogens
  • Devil's root | Devil's claw
  • Craig-a-Bella-Sherlock, Poldhu Cove

    Redmond's Delicate Question

    Although a few of the unpublished cases seem to have taken place abroad, rarely does the reader see Holmes at work outside England. In this case that does happen -- for Cornwall is not a part of ancient England (as Holmes's research on the ancient Cornish tongue emphasizes). Is the foreign, Celtic, location particularly appropriate to this tale of grotesquerie and madness?
    "The View Halloa", by Rosemary Michaud
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