Sherlock Holmes at Stanford
The stories of Sherlock Holmes will bring together the community of Stanford University this spring.
No detective has so fascinated readers over the past century. No fictional character -- and no fictional address -- has received so many desperate letters of enquiry. No literary creation has become such a part of our culture’s visual landscape. Inspiring his audience with the notion that, in a world of crime, mystery, and danger, all things can be understood through calm logic and extraordinary intelligence, Sherlock Holmes is the man of minute observation and razor-sharp deduction. To this day, he is sought out, he is appealed to, he is trusted when all other avenues have failed. Over 12 weeks from January through April 2006, Stanford will be republishing, free of charge, two early Holmes stories, “A Scandal in Bohemia” and “The Speckled Band”; the nine-part novel, The Hound of the Baskervilles; and the famous “last” encounter between Holmes and Moriarty, “The Final Problem.” If you would like to receive paper facsimiles of the original magazine releases, you may sign up on our website. If you would prefer to download the facsimile as a pdf from the website, each installment will be available on successive Fridays. If you will be using the pdf files, please provide us with your email address on the subscription page, and we will send you an email every Friday, alerting you that the week’s issue is available to download.Hat tip to protected static.