FACTOID # 10: The total number of state executions in 2005 was 60: 19 in Texas and 41 elsewhere. The racial split was 19 Black and 41 White.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > The Valley of Fear
Sherlock Holmes novels
A Study in Scarlet
The Sign of Four
The Hound of the Baskervilles
The Valley of Fear

The Valley of Fear is a Sherlock Holmes novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The story was first published in the Strand Magazine between September 1914 and May 1915. The first book edition was published in New York on February 27, 1915. Sherlock Holmes as imagined by the seminal Holmesian artist, Sidney Edward Paget, in The Strand magazine. ... Image File history File links Paget_holmes. ... Arthur Conan Doyle wrote the novel A Study In Scarlet, the first Sherlock Holmes story, in 1886 at the age of 27. ... The Sign of Four (1890) was the second novel featuring Sherlock Holmes written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. ... The Hound of the Baskervilles is a crime novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, originally serialised in the Strand Magazine in 1901 and 1902, which is set largely on Dartmoor 1889. ... Sherlock Holmes as imagined by the seminal Holmesian artist, Sidney Edward Paget, in The Strand magazine. ... Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle, DL (22 May 1859 – 7 July 1930) was a Scottish author most noted for his stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, which are generally considered a major innovation in the field of crime fiction. ... The Strand Magazine was a monthly fiction magazine founded by George Newnes. ... 1914 (MCMXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  Ranked 27th  - Total 54,520 sq. ... February 27 is the 58th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...


The story itself takes place in 1888, with a flashback based on Allan Pinkerton's book about the Molly Maguires in the coal mines of Pennsylvania which is set in 1875. The structure of the novel falls more or less into two halves. In the first half, Sherlock Holmes, employing his usual techniques, discovers the identity and location of a killer; when the killer is apprehended, the main plot makes way for a verbose third-person account of the history between the killer and his victim, which is based on the real life Molly Maguires organisation in America, before returning at the end to tie up a few loose ends. In this way The Valley of Fear, the last Sherlock Holmes novel, echoes - perhaps deliberately - the structure of A Study in Scarlet, the first. 1888 (MDCCCLXXXVIII) is a leap year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Julian calendar. ... Portrait of Allan Pinkerton from Harpers Weekly, 1884 Allan Pinkerton (August 25, 1819 – July 1, 1884) was a U.S. detective and spy, best known for creating the Pinkerton Agency, the first detective agency. ... Location of the counties of the Molly Maguires, in northeaastern Pennsylvania The Molly Maguires were a clandestine society of Irish miners who were engaged in a violent confrontation against the anthracite, or hard coal mining companies in the 19th century. ... Coal (previously referred to as pitcoal or seacoal) is a fossil fuel extracted from the ground by underground mining or open-pit mining (surface mining). ... Official language(s) None Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq. ... 1875 (MDCCCLXXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Arthur Conan Doyle wrote the novel A Study In Scarlet, the first Sherlock Holmes story, in 1886 at the age of 27. ...


The Valley of Fear is also notable for the involvement of Professor Moriarty, making Arthur Conan Doyle himself the first of many writers to ignore the fact, established in "The Final Problem", that Dr. Watson first heard of Moriarty shortly before Moriarty's death, with no unrecorded adventures in between. Professor Moriarty, illustration by Sidney Paget which accompanied the original publication of The Final Problem. Professor James Moriarty is a fictional character who is the best known antagonist of the detective Sherlock Holmes. ... The Adventure of the Final Problem is a short story by Arthur Conan Doyle, featuring his detective character Sherlock Holmes. ... Dr. John H. Watson is a fictional character, the sidekick of Sherlock Holmes, the fictional 19th century detective created by Arthur Conan Doyle. ...


The name "The Valley of Fear" is the English translation of the place name of an exceedingly narrow valley in the South of France. During the period of the Crusades, it was populated by the pious Cathars, and some suspect the Holy Grail arrived there from the Holy Land.

 The story starts as Waston and Sherlock sit by the fire. A note comes which contains a ciper. 

External links

As Dr. Watson and Sherlock Holmes sat by the fire, a mysterious note came. It was a cipher of sorts, a code that would reveal a message when figured out. The message contained news of a murder that needed solving. So, Watson and Sherlock travel to the small village of Birlstone, where the man of the local manor house, Birlstone manor, has been murdered. When they saw the body, nothing looked wrong then the fact that he was dead. As they looked at him again,, they noticed the body had two rings on its finger, while it was a well known fact that the man wore three. Also, the ring that was missing was his wedding ring, which he wore lower on his finger than the other two. Sherlock eventually tells the police detective that it is impossible for him (the police detective) to solve the case. Soon after this the supposedly ‘dead’ man is revealed to be alive. He tells Sherlock and Watson a long story about why he was hiding and pretending to be dead. About 20 years before, John McMurdo was traveling from Chicago to Vermissa Valley-the Valley of Fear. He was a member of the Order of Freeman. When he got reinitiated there, he learned that in Vermissa Valley and the surrounding mining communities, the Order is more like a criminal organization than a place for men to hang out. McMurdo came to Vermissa running from the cops for forging money. Eventually he moved to England, where he changed his name because he was being chased by the Order. Project Gutenberg (often abbreviated as PG) is a volunteer effort to digitize, archive, and distribute cultural works. ...


  Results from FactBites:
 
The Valley of Fear - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (537 words)
The Valley of Fear is a Sherlock Holmes novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
In this way The Valley of Fear, the last Sherlock Holmes novel, echoes - perhaps deliberately - the structure of A Study in Scarlet, the first.
The name "The Valley of Fear" is the English translation of the place name of an exceedingly narrow valley in the South of France.
  More results at FactBites »

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m