Sherlockian.Net: The Golden Pince-Nez

Basic information

Abbreviation (J. F. Christ, 1947): GOLD
Word length (C. E. Lauterbach, 1960): 8,989
First published: Strand Magazine, July 1904; Collier's Weekly, October 29, 1904

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[Frederic Dorr Steele magazine cover]

    Links of interest

  • Story summary from McMurdo's Camp
  • Crime scene by Thomas R. Hanratty
  • Anarchy Archives
  • Museum of Visual Science, University of Waterloo
  • Bel and the Dragon

    Redmond's Delicate Question

    The final paragraphs of this story take it out of the realm of ordinary crime, and introduce the higher moral considerations of politics. No other Canonical story appears to do so, with the important exception of The Valley of Fear, which is largely about labour unrest. What inference can be drawn from Holmes's intention of visiting the Russian embassy, and is his attitude consistent with any opinions he expresses about the Scowrers?
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