Sherlockian.Net: The Six Napoleons


Basic information

Abbreviation (J. F. Christ, 1947): SIXN
Word length (C. E. Lauterbach, 1960): 8,392
First published: Collier's Weekly, April 30, 1994; Strand Magazine, May 1904

Text available on-line

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  • all-art.org
  • eastoftheweb.com
  • freeenglish.jp
  • literaturepage.com
  • members.tripod.com
  • online-literature.com
  • powerweb.com.hk
  • readme.it
  • sherlock-holmes-classic-literature.co.uk

    Links of interest

  • Story summary from McMurdo's Camp
  • Short play adaptation by Darlene A. Cypser
  • A complete picture of Sherlock Holmes, by goddessinsepia
  • Napoleonic Guide
  • PBS Napoleon site
  • Napoleon in popular culture
  • Busts of Napoleon
  • Where to buy a bust of Napoleon
  • Black pearls
  • Italians in London

    Redmond's Delicate Question

    The title of this tale is somehow reminiscent of The Three Christs of Ypsilanti, with the implication that multiple madnesses are at work. Indeed, for much of the tale the authorities believe that the destsruction of the busts is the work of a madman, and only Holmes sees the quite rational pattern. But why Napoleon?
    "The View Halloa", by Rosemary Michaud
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