Englishness and rural England

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This chapter assesses the construction of a quintessential rural Englishness in the Sherlock Holmes stories and novels, arguing that Holmes author Arthur Conan Doyle constructed a politically motivated 'Southern' rural Englishness that comes to speak for the country as a whole and that finds itself under repeated 'attack' from foreign outsiders.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Cambridge Companion to Sherlock Holmes
EditorsJanice Allen, Christopher Pittard
PublisherCambridge University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9781316659274
ISBN (Print)9781316609590
Publication statusPublished - May 2019

Publication series

NameCambridge Companions to Literature
PublisherCambridge University Press


  • Englishness
  • Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Sherlock Holmes


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