Sherlockian.Net: The Mazarin Stone

Basic information

Abbreviation (J. F. Christ, 1947): MAZA
Word length (C. E. Lauterbach, 1960): 5,716
First published: Strand Magazine, October 1921; Hearst's International Magazine, November 1921

A note on origins

"The Mazarin Stone" is an adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle's play "The Crown Diamond", first performed in May 1921.

Text available on-line

[Really a zirconium]
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    Links of interest

  • Story summary from McMurdo's Camp
  • A peek at the manuscript for this story
  • "The Crown Diamond", on which this tale is based
  • Crown Diamond manuscriptMore about the manuscript
  • FRT Radio Players "The Crown Diamond"
  • | How Diamonds Work
  • Gramophones

    Redmond's Delicate Question

    It is well known that "The Mazarin Stone" was written first as a play ("The Crown Diamond") before being turned into a short story. What advantages does an author have in creating a Holmes for the stage that are missing in the creation of a Holmes for the page?
    "The View Halloa", by Rosemary Michaud
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