Welcome to America, Mr. Sherlock Holmes: Victorian America Meets Arthur Conan Doyle

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Simon & Pierre, 1987 - Biography & Autobiography - 235 pages
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Christopher Redmond's fascinating account of Doyle's first trip to America has been reconstructed from newspaper accounts describing the places Doyle visited, from the Adirondacks to New York, Chicago, and Toronto. Despite the gruelling tour schedule, Doyle met dozens of the most important literary and social lights of America. Everywhere he went he was mobbed by public hungry for news of the man he had "killed off" a year earlier ?? Sherlock Holmes, who was front page news. In Redmond's lively narrative, which is based on letters, newspaper reports, and other newly unearthed sources, you will discover, as Doyle himself put it, "the romance of America."

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Christopher Redmond grew up in Kingston, Ontario, graduating from Queen's University. He received his MA from the University of Waterloo, where he is currently director of the office of publications, editing a newspaper and magazine, and adjunct lecturer in the English department. Redmond is the author of In Bed with Sherlock Holmes, published by Simon & Pierre in 1984, and co-editor with his wife Kate Karlson Redmond of Canadian Holmes, the journal of The Bootmakers of Toronto, Canada's Sherlock Holmes society. Redmond is a member of several Sherlockian societies, including the Baker Street Irregulars of New York.

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