Italy and Sherlock Holmes provides the best non-fiction Holmesian writing from Italy to a larger English-reading audience. Italian Sherlockians and BSIs Enrico Solito and Gianlucca Salvatore edited this anthology, the fourth title in the Baker Street Irregulars International Series.
This volume contains scholarly essays on such topics as European political intrigue in the Victorian era, speculations on Holmes's travels in Italy, and the historical origins of such canonical names as Cardinal Tosca and Carina. Featuring the unique voice in which Italian Holmesians "play the game," Italy and Sherlock Holmes attests to the remarkable popularity of the great detective.
208 pages, hardcover, December 2010 With more than 20 photographs & illustrations
PART 1: ITALIANS AND SHERLOCK HOLMES Introduction by Gianluca Salvatori and Enrico Solito
Notes on the Italian Sherlockscape by Alessandra Calanchi
PART 2: HOLMES'S TRAVELS IN ITALY The Great Journey: From Meiringen to Florence by Enrico Solito
PART 3: FOREIGN INTRIGUE The Italian Mystery of The Naval Treaty by Roberto Pirani
Sherlock Holmes in Milan by Carlo Oliva
The Great Hiatus: Five Hypotheses for Five Mysteries by Luca Martinelli
Sherlock Holmes as Peacekeeper by Giovanni Cappellini
PART 4: CANONICAL IDENTIFICATIONS The True Identity of Cardinal Tosca by Luca Martinelli
The Hunting of the Snark by Enrico Solito
PART 5: SCHOLARLY PONDERINGS Between Antigone and Creon: Holmes, Law and Justice by Stefano Guerra
Sherlock Holmes and the Birth of Criminal Science by Sergio Agostinis
Sherlock Holmes and the Social Sciences by Luca Critelli
"The Norwood Builder" and the Fingerprints by Ivo Lombardo
Children and Sherlock Holmes by Stefano Guerra
The Wax Vesta in the Mud Mystery: Holmes's Mistakes by Stefano Guerra
A Study in Violin: The Panaveggio Connection by Enrico Solito
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes and Canada by Alessandro Gebbia
APPENDICES Appendix A: On the Phone with Sherlock Holmes interview by Gianluca Salvatori
Appendix B: The Bust in Sesto Fiorentino by Enrico Solito
Appendix C: Florence in the 1890s Historical Photographs
About the Series The Baker Street Irregulars, the literary society focused on Sherlock Holmes, publishes The International Series to bring more exposure to the best Sherlockian scholarship from around the world.