Sherlock Holmes Victorian Parodies and Pastiches : 1888-1899
Welcome to 223B Baker Street! The debut of Sherlock Holmes in the pages of The Strand magazine introduced one of fiction's most memorable heroes. Arthur Conan Doyle's spellbinding tales of mystery and detection, along with Holmes' deep friendship with Doctor Watson, touched the hearts of fans worldwide, and inspired imitations, parodies, songs, art, even erotica, that continues to this very day. "Sherlock Holmes Victorian Parodies and Pastiches: 1888-1899" collects 59 pieces - short stories, poems, newspaper clippings, and cartoons - all published during the opening years of Conan Doyle's literary career. Also included are many of the original illustrations and more than 150 footnotes identifying obscure words, historical figures, and events that readers were familiar with at the time. Peschel Press' 223B Casebook Series is dedicated to publishing the fanfiction created by amateur and professional writers during Conan Doyle's lifetime. Each book covers a particular era, publication, or writer, and includes lively mini-essays containing insights into the work, Conan Doyle, and those who were inspired by him. A lifelong fan of mysteries, and Sherlock Holmes in particular, Bill Peschel is a former award-winning journalist living in Hershey, Pa. He is the annotator of novels by Agatha Christie and Dorothy L. Sayers, publisher of the three-volume Rugeley Poisoner Series, and author of "Writers Gone Wild" (Penguin).
- Paperback | 356 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 22.61mm | 607.81g
- 14 Mar 2015
- United States
- annotated edition
- black & white illustrations
About Bill Peschel
Bill Peschel is a recovering journalist who shares a Pulitzer Prize with the staff of The Patriot-News in Harrisburg, Pa. He also is a mystery fan who has run the Wimsey Annotations at www.planetpeschel.com for nearly two decades. He is the author of Writers Gone Wild (Penguin). Through Peschel Press he publishes Sherlock par-odies and pastiches in the 223B Casebook series and annotated editions of Dorothy L. Sayers' Whose Body? and Agatha Christie's The Mysterious Affair at Styles and The Secret Adversary. An interest in Victorian crime led to the republication of three books on the William Palmer case. He lives with his family, dog and two cats in Hershey, where the air really does smell like chocolate.