Watson Falls Asleep: Narrative Frustration and Sherlock Holmes

Krasner, James
October 1997
English Literature in Transition, 1880-1920;1997, Vol. 40 Issue 4, p424
Academic Journal
Literary Criticism
Explores the functions of anxiety in the Sherlock Holmes detective stories by Arthur Conan Doyle. Reasons behind the popularity of Sherlock Holmes stories; Narrative structure of the stories that revealed a certain extent of frustrations; Method used by Holmes that elevates him as a representative of social order; Main descriptive technique used by the character of Watson in the stories.


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