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CONTENTS

On Holmesians and Doyleites

A general overview of the critical texts which gave birth to the Sherlockian movement at the end of the 1920s and early 1930s; a partial exploration of Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories’ history of reception. That historical sequence can be considered as its Golden Age (1927-34).
 An in-depth study of two periods of Sherlockian Scholarship.
An introduction to Desmond MacCarthy's columns in the New Statesman (1927) about many issues that will be discussed for decades by Sherlockian scholars.
On the liaisons dangereuses between MacCarthy's watsonian scholarship and modern biography.
Against some persistent false beliefs concerning one of the most eminent Sherlockian of them all.