Sherlockian.Net: The Final Problem


Basic information

Abbreviation (J. F. Christ, 1947): FINA
Word length (C. E. Lauterbach, 1960): 7,203
First published: Strand Magazine, December 1893; McClure's Magazine, December 1893

Text available on-line

[Sidney Paget drawing]
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  • eastoftheweb.com
  • ebooks.gutenberg.cc
  • en.wikisource.org
  • enotes.com
  • etc.usf.edu
  • freeenglish.jp
  • logoslibrary.eu
  • ndtv.com
  • onlineliterature.com
  • pagebypagebooks.com
  • sherlockholmes_cases.tripod.com
  • sirconandoyle.com
  • softlab.ntua.gr
  • yankeeweb.com
  • yeoldelibrary.com
  • 21stcentury.com

    Links of interest

  • Story summary from McMurdo's Camp
  • Sherlockian.Net links about Professor Moriarty . . . about "The Empty House"
  • Sub Rosa: a different look at the events
  • James Chase, "Problems with The Final Problem"
  • Willkommen in Reichenbach im Kandertal
  • From the Rough Guide to Switzerland
  • Meiringen
  • "The Final Problem, Revisited"
  • Sidney Paget illustrations for this tale
  • Did people really wear black armbands?

    Redmond's Delicate Question

    Most of the Sherlock Holmes tales are "The Adventure of" something or other. Only this one and "Thor Bridge" use the word "Problem" in their titles. In what sense is it more a "problem" than an "adventure"?
    "The View Halloa", by Rosemary Michaud
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