Sherlockian.Net: The Yellow Face

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Basic information

Abbreviation (J. F. Christ, 1947): YELL
Word length (C. E. Lauterbach, 1960): 7,540
First published: Strand Magazine, February 1893; Harper's Weekly, February 11, 1893

Text available on-line

[Yellow-faced parrot]

    Links of interest

  • Story summary from McMurdo's Camp
  • Facies Lutea (text in Latin)
  • Translation into Lidepla and Russian
  • The Baker Street Babes consider Effie Munro and Lucy Hebron
  • People of Color South
  • Mendelian inheritance (Wikipedia)
  • Paget illustrations for this story

    Redmond's Delicate Question

    Most Sherlock Holmes stories, whatever else they may be, are exciting. The same cannot really be said of "The Yellow Face". Is the author successful in using boredom and the commonplace as a background for Sherlock Holmes's extraordinary sparkle?
    "The View Halloa", by Rosemary Michaud
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