A Facsimile of the Original Manuscript of "The Six Napoleons" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle along with Commentary on the Story
Edited & introduced by William Hyder, BSI
Published by The Baker Street Irregulars with the cooperation of the Henry E. Huntington Library, a facsimile of the manuscript of "The Adventure of the Six Napoleons" and commentary. Edited and introduced by William Hyder, BSI, the volume includes a typescript of the manuscript, Hyder's notes on the manuscript, and an extensive study of Italians in Victorian London.
Also included are a study by James H. Arva of dramatizations of the story, an essay on the history of black pearls and the Borgias by Marshall S. Berdan, Peter Calamai's examination of Horace Harker and Victorian journalism, and a remarkable discovery by Roy Pilot, BSI, of Conan Doyle's involvement in a bust-manufacturing business.
131 pages, hardcover, 2004
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About the Series The Baker Street Irregulars, the literary society focused on Sherlock Holmes, in cooperation with leading libraries and private collectors, publishes The Manuscript Series to bring to the public facsimile editions of manuscripts and other documents relating to Sherlock Holmes and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, with insightful commentary by talented Sherlockian and Doylean writers.