The 100-Year Adventure of
The Unique Hamlet.
Edited by Richard Sveum.
When Vincent Starrett wrote “The Unique Hamlet,” he had no idea that his little satire would later be viewed as one of the best Sherlock Holmes pastiches, or that his 1920 Christmas book would become a rare collectible. We celebrate its centennial by publishing the story with commentary on the tale, the book, and its author.
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This BSJ 2020 Christmas Annual was published as part of a subscription to the 2020 Baker Street Journal.
While this issue is no longer available, you can get copies of some prior Christmas Annuals.
Table of Contents
The Unique Hamlet
by Vincent Starrett
And It Is Always 1920
by Susan Rice
“They are a strange people, these book collectors”: Vincent Starrett and “The Unique Hamlet”
by Ray Betzner
Book Collecting, Sherlock Holmes, and Vincent Starrett
by Richard Sveum
Absolutely Unique: A History and Census of Starrett’s Hamlet
by Randall Stock
The Unique Starrett
by Julie McKuras
Another Adventure of The Unique Hamlet
by Michael A. Meer
The Unique Hamlet by Vincent Starrett: A First Edition Census (at The Best of Sherlock)
About the 2020 Xmas Annual (at Studies in Starrett)
Audio Interview with the editor (podcast at I Hear of Sherlock)
For all Christmas Annuals through 2011, get the eBSJ PDF Archive.
Printed copies for a few other years are still available.
List of BSJ Christmas Annuals (contents & covers)
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