Valley of Fear
Abbreviation (J. F. Christ, 1947): VALL
Word length (C. E. Lauterbach, 1960): 57,881
First published: Strand Magazine, September 1914 through May
1915; Associated Sunday Magazines, September 20 through November 22, 1914.
First book edition: George H. Doran Co., 1915. First British edition: Smith,
Elder & Co., 1915.
Text available on-line
Links of interest
summary from McMurdo's Camp
The Myth of
the Molly Maguires
page about Professor Moriarty
feud in the Idaho minefields
The Valley of Fear and Haunted
Hayride, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Redmond's Delicate Question
Part I: Does "the missing dumb-bell" rank with the dog who did nothing
in the night-time for ingenuity, literary elegance, surprise and well-deserved
fame? Is there something about negative capability (the absence of the
dumb-bell, the silence of the dog) that makes a clue particularly
characteristic of Sherlock Holmes?
Part II: The great Sherlockian Bliss Austin, who owned the manuscript
of The Valley of Fear, once said that Arthur Conan Doyle had written
61, not 60, great detective stories,a nd that "The Scowrers" could stand by
itself as one of the finest detective novels ever written. Was he right?
And, if so, what does that say about the structural integrity of The
Valley of Fear as a whole?
View Halloa", by Rosemary Michaud
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