The Manifold Faces of Roy

Mccaw, Neil (2017) The Manifold Faces of Roy. The Sherlock Holmes Journal, Dec 17.

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In working to produce the first facsimile edition of the original manuscript of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's 'The Adventure of the Creeping Man' a range of differences between Doyle's handwritten version and what contemporary readers recognise as the 'agreed' text became apparent. One particularly fruitful area of difference is the author's rewriting of the Gothic elements of the narrative, including the depiction of the dog 'Roy' who plays a fundamental role in the evolving of events. This article examines the nature of Doyle's rewriting, and considers his motivations as he worked to refine his story.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sherlock Holmes; Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Subjects: Q Linguistics, classics & related subjects > Q320 English literature
Q Linguistics, classics & related subjects > Q321 English literature by period
Q Linguistics, classics & related subjects > Q322 English literature by author
Q Linguistics, classics & related subjects > Q323 English literature by topic
Departments: Faculty of Arts > Department of English, Creative Writing and American Studies
Depositing User: Neil Mccaw
Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2017 10:12
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2018 14:40

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