In Bed With Sherlock Holmes: Sexual Elements in Arthur Conan Doyle's Stories of the great Detective

In Bed with Sherlock Holmes provides a witty and well-researched discussion of the sexual elements in the Sherlock Holmes stories, and in Conan Doyle’s own life. An expert commentator on all things Victorian, Doyle also reflects that period’s attitudes toward sex and erotic love. This commentary will make the Sherlock Holmes stories even more interesting and intriguing since Redmond uses published and unpublished articles, books and letters, as well as quotes from speeches given at meetings, to enliven the text and give a broad out-look to this unusual assessment of Doyle’s best known stories. Each chapter opens with one of the original Sidney Paget illustrations. Bibliography. Index.

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By Rozonda (C, Spain) · ★★★★☆ · October 07, 2010
An excellent book, but, as other readers said, could do with a revision. The author deals with homosexuality almost as a deviation, putting it into the same chapter as Freudian perversions and obsessions. It's right to think that Holmes wasn't gay (though the ambiguity of not knowing if he was or... ...more
By Lumsden (The United States) · ★☆☆☆☆ · June 07, 2013
The author quested deeply for sexual themes that may or may not have been subconscious undertones but were never considered by Arthur Conan Doyle. The book sounded like a cheap desperate effort at producing a master's thesis.