“A regular novel with a Thorndyke episode or climax”: Freeman's thoughts on marriage, art, and the Jews.
Goodbye, Dr. Thorndyke.
By R. Austin FreemanFirst published: US: Winston, 1914; UK: Pearson, 1920, as A Savant's Vendetta ★★★★ Source: Facsimile Dust Jackets LLC The Uttermost Farthing is not one of Freeman's most popular books. Hodder & Stoughton, his normal British publishers, refused to print it, claiming it was a "horrible book"; while Oliver Mayo (R. Austin Freeman: … Continue reading The Uttermost Farthing (R. Austin Freeman)
Adapted from my Master's thesis, University of Sydney, 2012. The year is 1907, and R. Austin Freeman, a doctor with literary ambitions, sits down to write a detective story. Another doctor led the way. For 20 years, Arthur Conan Doyle's adventures of Sherlock Holmes have enthralled readers on both sides of the Atlantic. When Doyle … Continue reading R. Austin Freeman