Sherlockian.Net: Wisteria Lodge


Basic information

Abbreviation (J. F. Christ, 1947): WIST
Word length (C. E. Lauterbach, 1960): 11,591
First published: Collier's Weekly, August 15, 1908 ("The Singular Experience of Mr. John Scott Eccles"); Strand Magazine, in two parts, September and October 1908 ("The Singular Experience of Mr. John Scott Eccles" and "The Tiger of San Pedro")

Text available on-line

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    Links of interest

  • Story summary from McMurdo's Camp
  • Voodoo
  • San Pedro, California
  • "A family run, luxurious, happy care home for the discerning elderly and mentally frail over the age of 65."

    Redmond's Delicate Question

    In an award-winning article about "Wisteria Lodge", Edward F. Clark observed that the story is poorly understood because, among other things, "we don't read it very often" compared to the more famous and popular stories in the Canon. Are some stories in fact read more often than others? And if this is one of the more often neglected ones, why?
    "The View Halloa", by Rosemary Michaud
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