Accessible exploration of Sherlock Holmes and his relationship to late-Victorian culture as well as his ongoing significance and popularity.
List of illustrations; Notes on contributors; Acknowledgements; Chronology; Textual note;
1. Introduction Janice M. Allan and Christopher Pittard; Part I. Contexts:
2. Holmes and the history of detective fiction Merrick Burrow;
3. Doyle, Holmes and Victorian publishing Clare Clarke;
4. Doyle, Holmes and London Stephen Knight;
5. Englishness and rural England Christine Berberich;
6. Gender and sexuality in Holmes Stacy Gillis;
7. Doyle and evolution Jonathan Cranfield;
8. Doyle and the criminal body Stephan Karschay;
9. Holmes, law and order Jeremy Tambling; Part II. Case Studies:
10. The empires of A Study in Scarlet and The Sign of Four Caroline Reitz;
11. Sidney Paget and visual culture in The Adventures and Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes Christopher Pittard;
12. Gothic returns: The Hound of the Baskervilles Janice M. Allan; Part III. Holmesian Afterlives:
13. Holmes and literary theory Bran Nicol;
14. Adapting Holmes Neil McCaw;
15. Neo-Holmesian fiction Catherine Wynne;
16. Sherlockian fandom Roberta Pearson; Further reading; Index.
Janice M. Allan is Associate Dean Academic, at the School of Arts and Media, University of Salford. She has published widely on nineteenth-century popular fiction as well as constructions of gender and literary value and is Executive Editor of Clues: A Journal of Detection. Christopher Pittard is Senior Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Portsmouth. He is the author of Purity and Contamination in Late Victorian Detective Fiction (2011), and numerous articles and chapters on Victorian popular culture and detective fiction.