Sherlockian.Net: The Naval Treaty

Basic information

Abbreviation (J. F. Christ, 1947): NAVA
Word length (C. E. Lauterbach, 1960): 12,701
First published: Strand Magazine, October and November 1893 (two installments); Harper's Weekly, October 14 and 21, 1893

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[Rose in bloom]

    Links of interest

  • Story summary from McMurdo's Camp
  • Crime scene reconstruction by Thomas F. Hanratty
  • "From Prussia With Love" by Les Klinger
  • Great War Timeline 1870-1914
  • Royal Navy links
  • History of the Royal Navy | Wikipedia
  • British Empire: Nineteenth Century Timeline
  • The Foreign Office building
  • Moss roses
  • A few minutes of Granada video
  • Sidney Paget illustrations for this tale

    Redmond's Delicate Question

    At 12,701 words, this tale is the longest of all 56 Canonical short stories -- some 50 per cent longer than the average, in fact. What does it have, by way of plot, character, atmosphere or skill in story-telling, to justify such verbosity?
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