Sherlockian Resources on the Internet: A Survey
Whether one is interested in pursuing serious research, seeking out rare books or memorabilia, or keeping up with the doings of other Sherlockians, the World Wide Web provides vast stores of information. This modest survey attempts to identify a few choice strands to follow.
The Sherlock Holmes Society of London
Founded in 1951, the Society is open to anyone with an interest in Sherlock Holmes, Dr John H. Watson and their world. It is a literary and social Society, publishing a scholarly Journal and occasional papers, and holding meetings, dinners and excursions. Back issues of the Society's newsletter, The District Messenger, are available online.
The Sherlock Holmes Museum
In addition to museum hours and information about the Sherlock Holmes Society, and a virtual tour of the 221B Baker Street flat, a pull-down menu offers biographies of Holmes and Arthur Conan Doyle, cartoons, quotations, and the e-texts of many Holmes stories.,. Subscribe to The Illustrated Baker Street Times or tour the "London of Sherlock Holmes."
221 Baker Street.org
This site offers e-texts to 48 (out of 60) original Conan Doyle stories -- some also available in PDF and Palm DOC formats. A section devoted to illustrations from Conan Doyle's works and stills from Holmes television productions is also available on this site.
Arthur Conan Doyle
The Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Literary Estate
Photos and illustrations help tell the story of Arthur Conan Doyle's life and career via an in-depth biography and an account of the proceedings concerning his estate after his death.
Arthur Conan Doyle
A biographical sketch from Pegasos, a Finnish "Literature Related Resources Site," includes anecdotes and quotes illustrating Conan Doyle's spiritual beliefs and revealing the mentors and friendships that were most influential in his life.
Guardian Unlimited: Books/Authors: Arthur Conan Doyle
A biographical profile of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, including trivia, anecdotes and links to related articles from The Guardian newspaper.
Project Sherlock: Solve Crimes -- Learn Chemistry
From Williams College and Professor Lawrence J. Kaplan, Project Sherlock uses new media technology to bring an immediacy to learning. This project uses a case-oriented structure to introduce, explain and test concepts and applications in the field of forensic chemistry.
Victorian Era Sites
The Victorian Web
Created in 1985 by George P. Landow, a professor at Brown University, this site is an encyclopedia for Victorian era enthusiasts. Presenting an Internet resource for all the English literature courses at Brown that tap the Victorian period, the content addresses the social, literary and economic tenor of the times. It is searchable, and includes both a bibliography and a list of additional Web resources.
A complete listing of Sherlock Holmes stories and other works by Arthur Conan Doyle can be found at the Arthur Conan Doyle biography at Masterpiece Theatre's The Hound of the Baskervilles Web site.
Baring-Gould, William Stuart. Sherlock Holmes of Baker Street: The Life of the World's First Consulting Detective. New York: C. N. Potter, 1962.
Greenberg, Martin H., Jon L. Lellenberg, Daniel Stashower, eds. Murder in Baker Street: New Tales of Sherlock Holmes. New York: Carroll & Graf, 2001.
Haining, Peter. The Sherlock Holmes Scrapbook: Fifty Years of Occasional Articles, Newspaper Cuttings, Letters, Memoirs, Anecdotes, Pictures, Photographs and Drawings Relating to the Great Detective. London: New English Library, 1973.
Kendrick, Stephen. Holy Clues: The Gospel According to Sherlock Holmes. Vintage Books, 2000.
Klinger, Leslie (Editor). The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes: The Novels (A Study in Scarlet, The Sign of Four, The Hound of the Baskersvilles, The Valley of Fear). Norton, 2005.
Pointer, Michael. The Sherlock Holmes File. New York: C. N. Potter, 1976.
Purves, Shirley, ed. Hound and Horse: a Dartmoor Commonplace book: The handbook of the Dartmoor Expedition of the Sherlock Holmes Society of London, 19th June-21st June, 1992. London: Sherlock Holmes Society, 1992.
Rosenberg, Samuel. Naked is the Best Disguise: the Death & Resurrection of Sherlock Holmes. Amereon Ltd, 1988.
Shreffler, Philip A. The Baker Street Reader: Cornerstone Writings about Sherlock Holmes. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1984.
Weller, Philip. The Dartmoor of The Hound of the Baskervilles: A Practical Guide to the Sherlock Holmes Locations. Hampshire, England: Sherlock Publications, 1992.
Herbert, Paul D. The Sincerest Form of Flattery: An Historical Survey of Parodies, Pastiches, and Other Imitative Writings of Sherlock Holmes, 1891-1980. Bloomington, Indiana: Gaslight Publications, 1983.
Thomas, Ronald R. Detective Fiction and the Rise of Forensic Science. Cambridge University Press, 2000.
Arthur Conan Doyle
Booth, Martin. The Doctor and the Detective: A Biography of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. New York: St. Martin's Minotaur, 2000.
Carr, John Dickson. The Life of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. New York: Harper, 1949.
Higham, Charles. The Adventures of Conan Doyle: The Life of the Creator of Sherlock Holmes. New York: Norton, 1976.
Stashower, Daniel. Teller of Tales: The Life of Arthur Conan Doyle. New York: Henry Holt, 1999.
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