Mandate for Murder.
A Facsimile of the Original Manuscript of
“The Red Circle” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
along with Commentary on the Story.
Edited & introduced by Roy Pilot, BSI,
Gianluca Salvatori, BSI, and Enrico Solito, BSI.
“The Adventure of the Red Circle” is the second story in the Baker Street Irregulars Manuscript Series with an Italian theme. This facsimile edition represents a unique collaboration of editors from two countries, Roy Pilot, BSI, of the United States, and Gianluca Salvatori, BSI, and Enrico Solito, BSI, of Italy. The volume includes a transcript of the manuscript held by the Lilly Library along with a typescript and transcription notes by Jane and Philip Weller.
Contributors include Philip Weller’s study on Italian influences in the Canon through six British residents of Naples; Gianluca Salvatori’s comments on secret societies; Enrico Solito’s major work on the principal Italian characters of the adventure; John Genova’s paper on the Strand illustrators; and an original discovery by Steve Doyle, BSI, regarding the Long Island Cave mystery. Peter E. Blau contributed a brief note introducing two letters from Bliss Austin (reproduced here) regarding the provenance of the manuscript.
177 pages, hardcover, 2006
Mandate for Murder
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Table of Contents for Mandate for Murder
General Editor’s Preface to the Series
by Leslie S. Klinger
by Roy Pilot
by Gianluca Salvatori and Enrico Solito
Manuscript of “The Adventure of the Red Circle”
Transcription of “The Adventure of the Red Circle”
by Jane and Philip Weller
by Jane and Philip Weller
The Adventure of the Six Neapolitans: Italian Influences within “The Red Circle”
by Philip Weller
Case Closed: The Long Island Cave Mystery
by Steven T. Doyle
Secret Societies of Some Sort: Mafia, Camorra, and Carboneria
by Gianluca Salvatori
My Name is Barelli—Augusto Barelli
by Enrico Solito
The Illustrators of “The Red Circle”: H.M. Brock, RI & Joseph Simpson, RBA
by John J. Genova
Some Notes on the Provenance of the Manuscript
by Peter Blau and J. Bliss Austin
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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.
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