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Raffles Holmes & Company, by John Kendrick Bangs

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Raffles Holmes & Company, by John Kendrick Bangs

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The son of Sherlock Holmes (who also happens to also be the grandsonof thief A. J. Raffles) decides to have his own adventures published.Upon selecting the man who will chronicle his life (much as Watson didfor Holmes), we get the tale Raffles' astonishing origin, followed byan exciting series of adventures involving burglary, extortion, armedrobbery, and moreùwith Raffles treading the fine line (and oftenslipping off) between good and evil, as the conflicting heritage ofhis sire and grandsire battle for dominance!

John Kendrick Bangs (1862-1922), an American writer, is bestremembered these days for three volumes of fantasy: A Houseboat on theStyx (1895), Pursuit of the Houseboat (1897), and the collection, TheEnchanted Type-Writer (1899). All are classics of modern fantasy,precursors to works by Thorne Smith (Topper), Philip Jose Farmer (TheFabulous Riverboat), and many others. And all three feature SherlockHolmes as a major character. Without doubt Bangs used Holmes withoutSir Arthur Conan Doyle's permission. Victorian-era writers often"borrowed" each other's creations. Luckily, Holmes fared well inBangs's able hands.

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