Plunging into 'The Full Tide of Human Existence': The Charing Cross Neighbourhood in the Sherlock Holmes Adventures

33 Pages Posted: 14 May 2014 Last revised: 1 Jul 2018

Leslie Katz

Independent

Date Written: June 23, 2018

Abstract

The paper deals with the appearance in the Sherlock Holmes Canon of places in the Charing Cross neighbourhood. Among the real-life places discussed are: Charing Cross Station; the American Exchange; the Lowther Arcade; Charing Cross Hospital; Charing Cross Post (and Telegraph) Office; Charing Cross Turkish Baths; and seven hotels, the Charing Cross, the Grand, Morley's, the Victoria, the Metropole, the Golden Cross and the Cecil. Included also are drawings or photographs or both of a number of the places discussed.

Note: The paper is illustrated by a map, three topographical drawings, five photographs and five illustrations that originally accompanied adventures in the Canon.

Keywords: Sherlock Holmes, places in the Sherlock Holmes Canon, Charing Cross

Suggested Citation

Katz, Leslie, Plunging into 'The Full Tide of Human Existence': The Charing Cross Neighbourhood in the Sherlock Holmes Adventures (June 23, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2436060 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2436060

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