Sherlockian.Net: Lady Frances Carfax


Basic information

Abbreviation (J. F. Christ, 1947): LADY
Word length (C. E. Lauterbach, 1960): 7,740
First published: Strand Magazine, December 1911; American Magazine, December 1911

A note on the title

In full, "The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax" — though it appeared in the American Magazine in 1911 as simply "The Disappearance of Lady Carfax"

Text available on-line

[Drawing for the Strand by Alec Ball]
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    Underneath the mystery in this tale is what purports to be a story of true love, a story that resembles "The Devil's Foot" but with a happier ending. Through no fault of his own, "Holy Peters" is guilty of no murder, though certainly of a few other offences. Do these compromises with tragedy and death weaken the story or strengthen it?
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