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Author Redmond, Christopher

Title Welcome to America, Mr. Sherlock Holmes : Victorian America meets Arthur Conan Doyle / Christopher Redmond
Published Toronto : Simon & Pierre, 1987


Description 1 online resource (235 pages) : map, portrait
Contents Lecture in DetroitGeorge Meredith; Hotels on Wheels; Evening in Milwaukee; Return to Chicago; Heading Back East; Literary Tidings; Lecture in Brooklyn; A Tree Grows in Northampton; A Cabman in the Athens of America; November 1894; Smoke Talk in Worcester; Lecture at Amherst College; Lecture at Norwich; ""My Own Theory of Reading"; Lecture in Washington; Baltimore on Election Day; Round the Red Lamp; Dinner in Philadelphia; Next Stop Newark; Siss, Boom, Ah!; Impressions of America; A Visit with John Kendrick Bangs; Audience in Orange; New Readings at Daly's; Philadelphia and Princeton
North to New RochelleDinner at the Lotos Club; A Cheque for S.S. McClure; Return to Boston; Reading from "The Cardboard Box"; Interview in Rochester; The Female College at Elmira; Pilgrimage to Glens Falls; Lecture at Schenectady; Tourist at Niagara Falls; An Old Friend in Toronto; Lecture in Buffalo; Mark Twain's New Book; Thanksgiving with the Kiplings; Lecture in Morristown; December 1894; Rain in Paterson; The Napoleon Fad; Evening in Flushing; Fire, Blood, and Corruption; The Town Hall, Jamaica; Last Lecture; A Toast to Arthur Conan Doyle; Aboard the Etruria; Afterword
Appendix I-"Readings and Reminiscences"Text of Doyle's lecture as he delivered it during his 1894 tour of North America; Notes to "Readings and Reminiscences"; Appendix II-Notes and Comments; Epigraph; Introduction; October 1894; November 1894; December 1894; Afterword; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Doyle, Arthur Conan, 1859-1930 -- Travel -- United States
Doyle, Arthur Conan, 1859-1930 -- Travel -- Canada
Doyle, Arthur Conan, 1859-1930
Authors, English -- 19th century -- Travel -- United States
Authors, English -- 19th century -- Travel -- Canada
LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh.
Authors, English -- Travel
United States -- Description and travel.
United States
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781554883745