Sherlockian.Net: A Study in Scarlet

This is about a faith, Hope but no charity. From these beginnings a legendary partnership is formed. #60in60

Basic information

Abbreviation (J. F. Christ, 1947): STUD
Word length (C. E. Lauterbach, 1960): 43,483
First published: Beeton's Christmas Annual 1887; Book edition from Ward, Lock & Co., 1888; first American edition, J. B. Lippincott Company, 1890.

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    Links of interest

  • Story summary from McMurdo's Camp
  • Beeton's Christmas Annual
  • Crime scene by Thomas R. Hanratty
  • Illustrator Nis Jessen's edition of the story
  • Commentary by Chris Routledge
  • Sherlock Holmes, Doctor Watson and the Afghan War
  • Afghanistan in the Victorian Age
  • Weapons of Maiwand
  • G. A. Henty, For Name and Fame (story of the Second Afghan War)
  • The 1838 Mormon War and Tales of the Danites
  • The Mormon Menace
  • The Mormon Murder Case
  • Mormonism: part of the American mainstream?
  • The Great Basin Desert
  • Photographic archives at Utah State University
  • A Study in Scarlet: Exploiting Common Vulnerabilities in PHP Applications
  • "On Afghanistan's Plains: A Sherlock Holmes Fanfic"
  • Myths Retold

    Redmond's Delicate Question

    Part I: The original reader of this tale can have had no preconception about the conventions of a detective story or the behaviour of a detective, because no such thing was known. Is there evidence in the details of the story, and in Holmes's proceedings, that he was in fact originally conceived of as a medical student or a doctor?

    Part II: The characters in "The Country of the Saints" frequently refer to "the Lord" and sometimes venture to speak in God's name. What do these chapters suggest that the author of the Sherlock Holmes stories thought -- early in his adult life, at least -- about organized religion and the value of religious belief?

    "The View Halloa", by Rosemary Michaud
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