A Facsimile of the Original Manuscript of "A Scandal in Bohemia" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle along with Commentary on the Story
Edited & introduced by Otto Penzler, BSI
One of the best Sherlock Holmes stories, and the tale featuring the woman Irene Adler, now appears with new insights and new perspectives as the seventh volume of the Baker Street Irregulars Manuscript Series. Noted mystery expert Otto Penzler, winner of both Edgar and Ellery Queen awards, edits and introduces this examination of "A Scandal in Bohemia."
The volume, published by the BSI in cooperation with the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin, contains a facsimile of Arthur Conan Doyle's original manuscript for this tale, along with a thoroughly annotated typescript and commentary by Phillip Bergem. Bohemian Souls includes important additions to the literature on Irene Adler by noted Sherlockians Ray Betzner, Michael Kean, John Linsenmeyer, Donald Pollock, and Julia Rosenblatt. Additional commentary is provided by Curtis Armstrong, Andrew Jay Peck, and Randall Stock.
199 pages, hardcover, January 2011 With the manuscript reproduction & 16 illustrations
General Editor's Foreword and Preface to the Series by Andrew G. Fusco
Introduction by Otto Penzler
Initial Reflections on a Scandal by Phillip Bergem
Manuscript Facsimile of "A Scandal in Bohemia" with Annotated Transcription by Phillip Bergem
Description of the Manuscript by Randall Stock
Revealing "A Scandal in Bohemia": Its History and Manuscript by Randall Stock
The Curious Case of the Very Odd Marriage by John Linsenmeyer
As to Your Dates, That Is the Biggest Mystification of All by Andrew Jay Peck
Cutting the Poetry: The Case Against an Affair Between Holmes and Irene Adler by Ray Betzner
A Touch of the Dramatic by Curtis Armstrong
The Late Irene Adler, of Dubious and Questionable Memory by Michael H. Kean
Irene Adler in Dubious and Questionable Legend by Julia Rosenblatt
Reflections on the Adler Problem by Donald Pollock
Appendix: A Note from the Artist about the Jacket Illustration by Rikki Niehaus
Limited Edition Details A limited edition of Bohemian Souls is part of a two-volume Texas Limited Edition Boxed Set. That set also includes the BSI Manuscript Series facsimile of "The Golden Pince-Nez," which like "A Scandal in Bohemia" is held at the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin.
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.