Sherlockian.Net: The Man with the Twisted Lip

Basic information

Abbreviation (J. F. Christ, 1947): TWIS
Word length (C. E. Lauterbach, 1960): 9,271
First published: Strand Magazine, December 1891
"The View Halloa", by Rosemary Michaud

Text available on-line

[The beggar in TWIS, by Sidney Paget]
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    Links of interest

  • Story summary from McMurdo's Camp
  • Sidney Paget's illustrations for this story
  • The text . . . backwards
  • Crime Scene by Thomas R. Hanratty
  • Annotations by Rod Mollise
  • The Sherlock Holmes Experience (
  • Opium FAQ
  • Opium and Empire in Victorian Britain

    Redmond's Delicate Question

    At lesat four of the sixty Sherlock Holmes storis have titles that refer to distorted or concealed faces -- five, if one counts the facial marking that gives Silver Blaze his name. Is that only to be expected in detective storis, given the connection between masks and criminality, or is some kind of obsession revealing itself?
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