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message 1: by Antonomasia (last edited Sep 19, 2012 08:02AM) (new)

Antonomasia SHERLOCK HOLMES CANON
LIST OF STORIES HERE: http://www.sherlockian.net/canon/

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Not an author of course, but apparently the OED's citation for the first use of the term completist is “Perhaps the one point of interest here, even for the Holmesian completist, is the effort in the introduction to identify Watson as Doyle’s secretary, Maj. Alfred Wood.”

[From this blog; somewhat scandalously, the OED requires a subscription to look it up, so I can't check the reference.]

I think I read all of the original Holmes stories when I was younger, but am not 100% certain. I still have an excessive three different editions of The Hound of the Baskervilles and a specific Sherlock Holmes shelf on GR as relics of this geeky past.

GR must be harbouring a few more serious Holmesian completists...


message 2: by MJ (new)

MJ Nicholls (mjnicholls) | 211 comments My girlfriend is certainly one. I really would like to get into Holmes, since I loved the Jeremy Brett series and the recent BBC doings. But something tells me the prose is a little soupy.


message 3: by Kirstine (new)

Kirstine (kirse) I'm actually in the middle of becoming a Holmes completist, so I too hope a few others will appear.

The prose can be a little soupy, but I found I didn't really mind once I got going. The stories are mostly excellent (so far).


message 4: by Traveller (last edited Sep 19, 2012 08:59AM) (new)

Traveller (moontravlr) | 81 comments Darn, i should have thought of grabbing AC Doyle, for if ever i might be a completist, it's with him. He didn't just write Sherlock Holmes, Antonomasia, he also wrote historical works as well as other fiction:

FICTION

Canon of Sherlock Holmes(Novels and short-story collections)

A Study in Scarlet (1887)
The Sign of Four (1890)
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1892)
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1894)
"The Field Bazaar" (short-story) (1896)
"The Adventure of the Tall Man" (unfinished short-story) (perhaps 1900)
The Hound of the Baskervilles (1902)
The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1905)
The Valley of Fear (1915)
His Last Bow (1917)
"How Watson Learned the Trick" (short-story) (1924)
The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes (1927)

Professor Challenger stories

The Lost World (1912)[1]
The Poison Belt (1913)[1]
The Land of Mist (1926)[1]
"When the World Screamed" (short story, 1928)
"The Disintegration Machine" (short story, 1929)

Historical novels

Micah Clarke (1888)
The White Company (1891)
The Great Shadow (1892)
The Refugees (publ. 1893, written 1892)
Rodney Stone (1896)
Uncle Bernac (1897)
Sir Nigel (1906)

Other novels

The Mystery of Cloomber (1889)
The Firm of Girdlestone (1890)
The Parasite (1894)[1]
The Stark Munro Letters (1895)
The Doings of Raffles Haw (1891)[1]
Beyond the City (1892)
The Tragedy of the Korosko (1898)
A Duet, with an Occasional Chorus (1899)
The Maracot Deep (1929)[1]

Operetta

Jane Annie, or the Good Conduct Prize (1893) with J. M. Barrie & Ernest Ford

Poetry

Songs of Action (1898)
Songs of the Road (1911)
The Guards Came Through, and Other Poems (1919)

Short stories

"The Mystery of Sasassa Valley" (1879)
"The American's Tale" (1880)
"A Night Among the Nihilists" (1881)
"That Little Square Box" (1881)
"The Gully of Bluemansdyke" (1881)
"Bones, The April Fool of Harvey's Sluice" (1882)
"My Friend the Murderer" (1882)
"Our Derby Sweepstakes" (1882)
"That Veteran" (1882)
"An Actor's Duel and the Winning Shot" (1883)
"An Exciting Christmas Eve or, My Lecture on Dynamite" (1883)
"Gentlemanly Joe" (1883)
"Selecting a Ghost" (1883)
"The Captain of the Pole-Star" (1883)
"The Silver Hatchet" (1883)
"The Winning Shot" (1883)
"J. Habakuk Jephson's Statement" (1884)
"John Barrington Cowles" (1884)
"The Cabman's Story: the Mysteries of a London 'Growler'" (1884)
"The Heiress of Glenmahowley" (1884)
"The Tragedians" (1884)
"The Fate of the Evangeline" (1885)
"The Great Keinplatz Experiment" (1885)
"The Lonely Hampshire Cottage" (1885)
"The Man from Archangel" (1885)
"The Parson of Jackman's Gulch" (1885)
"Cyprian Overbeck Wells : A Literary Mosaic" (1886)
"Touch and Go: A Midshipman's Story" (1886)
"The Stone of Boxman's Drift" (1887)
"Uncle Jeremy's Household" (1887)
"John Huxford's Hiatus" (1888)
"A Pastoral Horror" (1890)
"A Physiologist's Wife" (1890)
"The Ring of Thoth" (1890)
"The Surgeon of Gaster Fell" (1890)
"A False Start" (1891)
"A Sordid Affair" (1891)
"A Straggler of '15" (1891)
"Our Midnight Visitor" (1891)
"The Voice of Science" (1891)
"The Colonel's Choice" (1891)
"A Question of Diplomacy" (1892)
"A Regimental Scandal" (1892)
"De Profundis" (1892)
"Jelland's Voyage" (1892)
"Lot No. 249" (1892)
"Out of the Running" (1892)
"The Great Brown-Pericord Motor" (1892)
"The Los Amigos Fiasco" (1892)
"The Case of Lady Sannox" (1893)
"The Green Flag" (1893)
"The Slapping Sal" (1893)
"A Foreign Office Romance" (1894)
"A Medical Document" (1894)
"Behind the Times" (1894)
"His First Operation" (1894)
"Sweethearts" (1894)
"The Curse of Eve" (1894)
"The Doctors of Hoyland" (1894)
"The Lord of Chateau Noir" (1894)
"The Surgeon Talks" (1894)
"The Third Generation" (1894)
"The Recollections of Captain Wilkie" (1895)
"The Three Correspondents" (1896)
"The Fiend of the Cooperage" (1897)
"The Striped Chest" (1897)
"A Shadow Before" (1898)
"The Club-Footed Grocer" (1898)
"The Confession" (1898)
"The Beetle-Hunter" (1898)
"The Black Doctor" (1898)
"The Brazilian Cat" (1898)
"The King of the Foxes" (1898)
"The Lost Special" (1898)
"The Man with the Watches" (1898)
"The New Catacomb" (1898)
"The Retirement of Signor Lambert" (1898)
"The Sealed Room" (1898)
"A True Story of the Tragedy of Flowery Land" (1899)
"B.24" (1899)
"The Croxley Master" (1899)
"The Brown Hand" (1899)
"The Japanned Box" (1899)
"The Jew's Breastplate" (1899)
"The Usher of Lea House School" (1899)
"An Impression of the Regency" (1900)
"Playing with Fire" (1900)
"The Debut of Bimbashi Joyce" (1900)
"The Leather Funnel" (1902)
"The Pot of Caviare" (1908)
"The Silver Mirror" (1908)
"The Home-Coming" (1909)
"The Lord of Falconbridge" (1909)
"The Coming of the Huns" (1910)
"The First Cargo" (1910)
"The Last Galley" (1910)
"The Last of the Legions" (1910)
"The Terror of Blue John Gap" (1910)
"Through the Veil" (1910)
"An Iconoclast" (1911)
"Giant Maximin" (1911)
"One Crowded Hour (A Pirate Of The Land)" (1911)
"The Contest" (1911)
"The Red Star" (1911)
"The Fall of Lord Barrymore" (1912)
"Borrowed Scenes" (1913)
"How It Happened" (1913)
"The Horror of the Heights" (1913)
"Danger!" (1914)
"The Prisoner's Defence" (1916)
"A Point of View" (1918)
"Speculations" (1918)
"Three of Them" (1918)
"The Nightmare Room" (1921)
"The Centurion" (1922)
"The Lift" (1922)
"Spedegue's Dropper" (1929)
"The Death Voyage" (1929)
"The End of Devil Hawker" (1930)
"The Last Resource" (1930)
"The Parish Magazine" (1930)

Captain Sharkey

"How the Governor of Saint Kitt's Came Home" (1897)
"The Dealings of Captain Sharkey with Stephen Craddock" (1897)
"How Copley Banks Slew Captain Sharkey" (1897)
"The Blighting of Sharkey" (1911)

Short story collections

The Captain of the Polestar, and other tales (1890)
My Friend the Murderer and Other Mysteries and Adventures (1893)
Round The Red Lamp (1894)
The Green Flag and Other Stories of War and Sport (1900)
The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard (1903)
Round the Fire Stories (1908)
The Last Galley (1911)
Danger! and Other Stories (1918)
The Great Keinplatz Experiment and Other Tales of Twilight and the Unseen (1919)
Tales of Terror & Mystery (1923)
The Black Doctor and Other Tales of Terror and Mystery (1925)
The Dealings of Captain Sharkey (1925)
The Man from Archangel and Other Tales of Adventure (1925)


NON-FICTION
The Great Boer War (1900)
The War in South Africa - Its Cause and Conduct (1902)
Through the Magic Door (1907), a memoir of the books in Doyle's library.
The Crime of the Congo (1909)
The Case of Oscar Slater (1912)
The British Campaign in France and Flanders (1916-20)
The New Revelation (1918)
The Vital Message (1919)
The Wanderings of a Spiritualist (1921)
The Coming of the Fairies (1921)
Memories and Adventures (1924)
The Case for Spirit Photography (1925)
The History of Spiritualism (1926)
The Edge of the Unknown (1930)
Dangerous Work: Diary of an Arctic Adventure (2012)
a previously unpublished diary of Doyle's experience as ship's surgeon aboard the Arctic whaler, the Hope.


message 5: by Antonomasia (last edited Sep 19, 2012 09:58AM) (new)

Antonomasia Traveller wrote: "Darn, i should have thought of grabbing AC Doyle, for if ever i might be a completist, it's with him. He didn't just write Sherlock Holmes, Antonomasia, he also wrote historical works as well as o..."
Traveller, this thread was originally titled Sherlock Holmes, but MJ must have changed it. I was about to change it to Arthur Conan Doyle: Sherlock Holmes as there are plenty of people who like to read all the Holmes canon without all ACD's other works. But I don't want anything to get disputatious: this group is fun!

What do you think about separate threads for ACD as a whole and one for Holmes?


message 6: by MJ (new)

MJ Nicholls (mjnicholls) | 211 comments I just changed it for ease grouping the authors together. But I think if we start canon-splitting we're in real trouble.


message 7: by Traveller (new)

Traveller (moontravlr) | 81 comments Um.. apologies, Anatomasia, i have been barging into 'unattended' threads of authors that i like generally, but i'm specifically a big AC Doyle fan. Not sure what to say now, because i'd actually like to do the full thing with ACD. How about we have two separate challenges even though still just listing all his works in this thread?

In fact, i might be the only one around who wants to do all of ACD, so i won't mind if you made the challenge for SH only, if it's impossible to create two challenges. However, i don't see why we shouldn't be able to create two?


message 8: by Traveller (last edited Sep 19, 2012 12:59PM) (new)

Traveller (moontravlr) | 81 comments Oh, and I've read almost all of the SH stories, just haven't done the novels Hounds of the Baskervilles and Study in Scarlet yet, though i've been meaning to.

So I'm quite happy for a SH-only challenge, that will be my easiest challenge to complete in this entire group!


message 9: by Antonomasia (last edited Sep 19, 2012 01:06PM) (new)

Antonomasia Traveller wrote: "Um.. apologies, Anatomasia, i have been barging into 'unattended' threads of authors that i like generally, but i'm specifically a big AC Doyle fan. Not sure what to say now, because i'd actually ..."
No probs. :) About 50% of my comments on GR are on threads of books I haven't even read or didn't finish.

I read The Lost World when I was a kid, but I've no further ambitions re. the rest of ACD's works.

It'll probably be more peaceful to leave the thread title as it is, and perhaps people can post their progress with series-completion challenges, or whole-author completion challenges as they prefer.


message 10: by Traveller (last edited Sep 20, 2012 03:11AM) (new)

Traveller (moontravlr) | 81 comments Antonomasia wrote: "It'll probably be more peaceful to leave the thread title as it is, and perhaps people can post their progress with series-completion challenges, or whole-author completion challenges as they prefer..."

Wonderful. In fact, i think i'll do both challenges. I'll set myself a SH challenge as well as an ACD challenge. :)

No guesses as to which one will be complete first. ;)


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