The Napoleon Bust Business Again (“The Six Napoleons”)

The Napoleon Bust Business Again (

The Napoleon Bust Business Again.

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

The Napoleon Bust Business Again

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Table of Contents for The Napoleon Bust Business Again

General Editor’s Preface to the Series
by Leslie S. Klinger, BSI

by William Hyder, BSI

Manuscript Facsimile of “Adventure of the Six Napoleons”

Typescript of “Adventure of the Six Napoleons”

Notes on the Manuscript
by William Hyder, BSI

Six Napoleons Times Nine: How Dramatists Have Told the Tale
by James H. Arva

The Business Was a Bust
by Roy Pilot, BSI

The Borgias: A Study in Black Pearls and Dark Deeds
by Marshall S. Berdan

The Journalistic Salvation of Horace Harker
by Peter Calamai

Beyond Beppo: Italians in Victorian London
by William Hyder, BSI

Editor’s Acknowledgements

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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.

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