A Facsimile of the Original Manuscript of "The Empty House" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle with Annotations and Commentary on the Story
Edited & introduced by
Andrew Solberg, BSI, Steven Rothman, BSI, and Robert Katz, MD, BSI
"The Adventure of the Empty House" holds a special place in the hearts of Sherlockians as the tale that resurrected Sherlock Holmes after his encounter with Professor Moriarty at the Reichenbach Falls. Out of the Abyss, published by The Baker Street Irregulars in cooperation with The Rosenbach Collection of the Free Library of Philadelphia, includes a reproduction of the original manuscript of the story, along with an annotated typescript and commentary, supplemented by a history of the manuscript's ownership.
This larger-format volume also contains trenchant analysis by a number of noted scholars. Among the topics addressed are the compassion of Inspector Lestrade, Mycroft as facilitator and confidante, Watson's true role during the Great Hiatus, and the psyche of Colonel Sebastian Moran.
248 pages, 10" x 7" hardcover, December 2014 With the manuscript reproduction plus 19 b&w illustrations
General Editor's Foreword and Preface to the Series by Andrew G. Fusco
Introduction by Andrew Solberg, Steven Rothman and Robert S. Katz
Manuscript Facsimile of "The Adventure of the Empty House" with Annotated Transcription by Phillip Bergem
Exploring the Empty House by Phillip Bergem
Unlocking "The Empty House": Its History and Manuscript by Randall Stock
Geographical Meandering by Catherine Cooke
An Empty House by Lyndsay Faye
"I Had Only One Confidant": Mycroft's True Role in "The Empty House" by Nicholas Utechin
"The Final Problem" Problem by Ray Betzner
Colonel Moran and Celluloid Air-Guns by Russell Merritt
Empty Hand (Card Cheating in "The Empty House") by Brent Morris
"A Collector of Obscure Volumes": Dr. A.S.W. Rosenbach, the Quintessential Bibliophile by Steven Rothman
"The Empty House" and the Empty Tomb by Lindsay D. Colwell and Chris Redmond
Watson's Great Game by Peter Calamai
Filling the House: Further Readings and Writings by Maria Fleischhack
The Unusual Suspects: Contributors
About the Series The Baker Street Irregulars, the literary society focused on Sherlock Holmes, in cooperation with leading libraries and private collectors, publishes The Manuscript Series to bring to the public facsimile editions of manuscripts and other documents relating to Sherlock Holmes and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, with insightful commentary by talented Sherlockian and Doylean writers.