THE CESSPOOL OF EMPIRE: SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE RETURN OF THE REPRESSED

@article{Siddiqi2006THECO,
  title={THE CESSPOOL OF EMPIRE: SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE RETURN OF THE REPRESSED},
  author={Yumna Siddiqi},
  journal={Victorian Literature and Culture},
  year={2006},
  volume={34},
  pages={233 - 247}
}
  • Yumna Siddiqi
  • Published 1 March 2006
  • History
  • Victorian Literature and Culture
A STRIKING NUMBER OF CHARACTERS in Arthur Conan Doyle's detective stories who return to England after a sojourn in the colonies have an outlandish aspect. One, a contorted and bilious ex-soldier, owns a pet Indian mongoose. Another has lost a leg to a crocodile in the Ganges and has a poison-toting Andaman Islander in tow. A third keeps a fiendish hound and passes his South American wife off as his sister. A fourth returns from South Africa with a “blanched” face and a furtive manner. Many of… Expand
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