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In The Shadow of Sherlock Holmes

by Leslie S. Klinger (Editor)

Other authors: Thomas Bailey Aldrich (Contributor), Clifford Ashdown (Contributor), Edwin Balmer (Contributor), Baroness Orczy (Contributor), Robert Barr (Contributor)17 more, Arnold Bennett (Contributor), Dick Donovan (Contributor), Arthur Conan Doyle (Contributor), R. Austin Freeman (Contributor), Jacques Futrelle (Contributor), Emile Gaboriau (Contributor), George Griffith (Contributor), Clifford Halifax (Contributor), James M'Govan (Contributor), William MacHarg (Contributor), LT Meade (Contributor), Arthur Morrison (Contributor), Rodriguez Ottolengui (Contributor), CL Pirkis (Contributor), B. Fletcher Robinson (Contributor), MP Shiel (Contributor), George R. Sims (Contributor)

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Interesting collection of short stories by Victorian and Edwardian authors. It is a pity the illustrations are so horrid and modern; it would have been a much better choice to emulate the books of that time, when illustrations represented reality and were very well designed. I have to agree with Leslie Klinger’s Introduction, when he tries to explain the reason of the success (then) of these detective stories. He quotes Ernst Kaemmel argument that people then wanted justice to prevail. And that is the reason why I prefer writers from that time than modern ones; as Klinger puts it, the trend was always “a satisfying ending in which the criminal is caught and justice is served.” Nowadays readers prefer the opposite, I believe. Not me. Although most of Klinger’s footnotes are helpful, many were quite unnecessary and distracting… For example, who does not know the meaning of “oleaginous,” “tenter-hooks,” “louis” and “serviettes”—especially considering these words in a phrase? What reader never heard of Lucrezia Borgia or the Madame de Brinvilliers? After all, this was not a book intended for teenagers, but adults. ( )
  MrsRK | Nov 21, 2016 |
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Klinger, Leslie S.Editorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Aldrich, Thomas BaileyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ashdown, CliffordContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Balmer, EdwinContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Baroness OrczyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Barr, RobertContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bennett, ArnoldContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Donovan, DickContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Doyle, Arthur ConanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Freeman, R. AustinContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Futrelle, JacquesContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gaboriau, EmileContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Griffith, GeorgeContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Halifax, CliffordContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
M'Govan, JamesContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
MacHarg, WilliamContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Meade, LTContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Morrison, ArthurContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ottolengui, RodriguezContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Pirkis, CLContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Robinson, B. FletcherContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Shiel, MPContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Sims, George R.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Manomivibul, MikeIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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