The Red-Headed League


Basic information

Abbreviation: REDH (J. F. Christ, 1947)
Word length: 8,189 (C. E. Lauterbach, 1960)
First published: Strand Magazine, August 1891

Discussion Questions

  • What is the significance of Jabez Wilson’s attire?
  • Why do you think the decline of Wilson’s business is never explained?
  • What does the introduction of Vincent Spaulding’s character suggest about his involvement in the case?
  • Do you think a group such as the Red-Headed League is realistic for the time period of the story? What about in contemporary society?