Sherlock Holmes stories on the web
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle:
- The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1661, “A Scandal in Bohemia”, “The Man with the Twisted Lip”
- The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/834, “The Naval Treaty”, “The Final Problem”
- The Return of Sherlock Holmes, http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/221, “The Adventure of the Empty House”, “The Adventure of the Dancing Men”, “The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton”.
- The Hound of the Baskervilles, http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/2852
- “His Last Bow: An Epilogue of Sherlock Holmes”, http://www.gutenberg.org/files/2350/2350-h/2350-h.htm
- “The Bruce-Partington Plans”, http://www.gutenberg.org/files/2346/2346-h/2346-h.htm
Preliminary critical bibliography
- Svetlana Bochman. 2014. “Sherlock Holmes, Techno-Geek: Uncovering New Media’s Significance in Sherlock.” The Victorian 2:1. http://journals.sfu.ca/vict/index.php/vict/article/view/85
- Clausson, Nils. 2005. “Degeneration, Fin-de-Siecle Gothic, and the Science of Detection: Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Hound of the Baskervilles and the Emergence of the Modern Detective Story.” Journal of Narrative Theory 35:1 (Winter 2005), 60-87. http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/journal_of_narrative_theory/v035/35.1clausson.html
- Rosemary Jann. 1990. “Sherlock Holmes Codes the Social Body”. ELH 57:3, 685-708. http://www.jstor.org/stable/2873238
- Lynnette Porter (ed). 2012. Sherlock Holmes for the 21st Century: Essays on New Adaptations. Jefferson: McFarland.
- Antonija Primorac. 2013. “The Postfeminist Afterlives of Irene Adler.” Neo-Victorian Studies 6:2, 89-113. http://www.neovictorianstudies.com/issues/NVS%206-2-4%20A-Primorac.pdf
- Ed Wiltse. 1998. “’So Constant an Expectation’: Sherlock Holmes and Seriality.” Narrative 6:2, 105-122. http://www.jstor.org/stable/20107142
- Sherlock episode transcripts by Ariane de Vere, http://arianedevere.livejournal.com. These are fan-made transcripts rather than official scripts; they’re comprehensive and accurate, but be aware that the writer’s personal interpretations creep in.
- The Personal Blog of Dr. John H Watson. http://www.johnwatsonblog.co.uk/. This is an official BBC media tie-in, not brilliantly written, but some interesting sidelights on the episodes.
- The Science of Deduction. http://www.thescienceofdeduction.co.uk. Sherlock’s blog, also a BBC tie-in, but frankly perfunctory.
- Sherlock Mini-Episode: Many Happy Returns – Sherlock Series 3 Prequel – BBC One.
- Tony Zhou, “A Brief Look at Texting and the Internet in Film”, http://vimeo.com/103554797. How does film deal with the problem of representing textual and virtual interactions and information? A brief, interesting, rather fun video with some attention to Sherlock as a good example of creative solutions.
- Graeme McMillan, “Sherlock’s text messages reveal our transhumanism”, Wired.co.uk, http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2014-02/03/sherlock-tech. Useful comments from the showrunners on their choices in representing texting and internet information.
- Mid0nz, “Some Camera Shots in Sherlock“, http://mid0nz.tumblr.com/post/92644535959/some-camera-shots-in-sherlock, mid0nz.tumblr.com. The blogger is a professional photographer and does excellent technical analyses of cinematography: this particular page is a lovely illustration of various camera shots from examples in the series. (She also does very good in-depth interviews with some of Sherlock‘s technical team, see below).
- Mary Jo Watts, “Each Frame Tells a Story: An Interview with Sherlock Cinematographer Steve Lawes”. midonz.wordpress.com, http://mid0nz.wordpress.com/2014/02/11/each-frame-tells-a-story-an-interview-with-cinematographer-steve-lawes/.
- Mary Jo Watts, “Music to Picture: An Interview with Composer Michael Price.” midonz.wordpress.com, http://mid0nz.wordpress.com/2014/04/16/music-to-picture-an-interview-with-composer-michael-price/