The Watson Conundrum

September 2004
Wilson Quarterly;Autumn2004, Vol. 28 Issue 4, p11
Literary Criticism
Analyzes the short story "The Man With the Twisted Lip," in "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes." Overview of the story; Conflict regarding the character John H. Watson in the story.


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