PATHOLOGICAL POSSIBILITIES: CONTAGION AND EMPIRE IN DOYLE'S SHERLOCK HOLMES STORIES

@article{Harris2003PATHOLOGICALPC,
  title={PATHOLOGICAL POSSIBILITIES: CONTAGION AND EMPIRE IN DOYLE'S SHERLOCK HOLMES STORIES},
  author={Susan Cannon Harris},
  journal={Victorian Literature and Culture},
  year={2003},
  volume={31},
  pages={447 - 466}
}
  • S. Harris
  • Published 1 September 2003
  • History
  • Victorian Literature and Culture
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