The Staunton Tragedy (“The Missing Three-Quarter”)

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The Staunton Tragedy.

A Facsimile of the Original Manuscript of
“The Adventure of the Missing Three-Quarter”
by Arthur Conan Doyle
with Annotations and Commentary.

Edited, with an Introduction, by
Michael F. Whelan, BSI.

The Staunton Tragedy begins with a high-quality reproduction of the handwritten manuscript of “The Missing Three-Quarter,” along with an annotated transcription and a history that includes an extraordinary gift to the British people.

Michael Whelan, the BSI’s Wiggins Emeritus, assembled a distinguished group of scholars who probe all aspects of this story. Their contributions cover everything from geographical locations to medicine to the mysteries of rugby (herein explained with clarity for non-UK audiences).

With well-written articles that are both informative and entertaining, you are sure to learn new things about the story and its manuscript.

216 pages, 10″ x 7″ hardcover, December 2020
With the manuscript reproduction plus 37 b&w illustrations

The Staunton Tragedy

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Table of Contents for The Staunton Tragedy

General Editor’s Foreword and Preface to the Series
by Andrew G. Fusco

Editor’s Introduction – “Something will come along”
by Michael F. Whelan

Manuscript Facsimile of “The Adventure of the Missing Three-Quarter”
with Transcription and Annotations by Phillip Bergem

Presenting “The Missing Three-Quarter”: The Manuscript and Its History
by Randall Stock

Tackling the Missing Three-Quarter
by Phillip Bergem

Locating the “House of Grief”
by William Dorn

“I Should Like These Dates a Little Clearer”
by Michael McSwiggin

The Missing Six Ruses
by Lou Lewis

The Abbreviated Adventure of the Lost Lexicon
by Donald B. Izban

Moriarty and Armstrong: Le Cage aux Folles?
by John M. Linsenmeyer

“A Touch of the Dramatic…”
by Peter E. Blau

Aspects of Guardianship, Marriage and Inheritance in “The Adventure of the Missing Three-Quarter”
by Hartley R. Nathan

“Urgent! Need Your Services Immediately”
by Marino C. Alvarez

“There Is So Much Red Tape in These Matters”
by Michael Homer

A Study in Consumption
by Bruce R. Parker

“The Missing Three-Quarter”: An Alternative Solution
by Donald E. Novorsky

The Usual Suspects: Contributors

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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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