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'The Report of My Death Was an Exaggeration': The Accounts in the Public Press of Sherlock Holmes's Death in 1891

17 Pages Posted: 29 Sep 2014 Last revised: 26 Dec 2017

Leslie Katz

Independent

Date Written: December 24, 2017

Abstract

The subject of the paper is the three erroneous accounts of Holmes's death in 1891 mentioned by Dr Watson in 1893, all of which accounts seem to have appeared in newspapers. The only named newspaper carrying such an account is discussed, as is the international news agency said to be the source of one of the other accounts.

Keywords: Sherlock Holmes Canon, Sherlock Holmes's apparent death in 1891, the Journal de Geneve, Reuters

Suggested Citation

Katz, Leslie, 'The Report of My Death Was an Exaggeration': The Accounts in the Public Press of Sherlock Holmes's Death in 1891 (December 24, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2502548 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2502548

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