Sherlockian.Net: A Case of Identity


Mary Sutherland: proof that love is truly blind. Hosmer Angel: should have gotten the thrashing he deserved. #60in60

Basic information

Abbreviation (J. F. Christ, 1947): IDEN
Word length (C. E. Lauterbach, 1960): 7,030
First published: Strand Magazine, September 1891

Text available on-line

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    Links of interest

  • Story file from the Nashville Scholars
  • Story summary from McMurdo's Camp
  • Annotations by Rod Mollise
  • Annotations from San Jose State University
  • Typewriters and 'A Case of Identity Fraud'
  • Comparison with Twin Peaks
  • Careers: Gasfitter
  • The Virtual Typewriter Museum

    Redmond's Delicate Question

    It has been observed that in this case the Angel proves to be a devil. If one assumes that many of the names quoted by Watson are pseudonyms, can one read anything into such a curious choice in this case, and are there examples of names in other tales that are equally incongruous?
    "The View Halloa", by Rosemary Michaud
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