The Old Man in the Corner

The Old Man in the Corner

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Created by Baroness Orczy, author of the famous Scarlet Pimpernel series, The Old Man In the Corner was one of the earliest armchair detectives, popping up with so many others in the wake of the huge popularity of the Sherlock Holmes stories.

The Old Man relies mostly upon sensationalistic "penny dreadful" newspaper accounts, with the occasional courtroom visit. He narrates all this information, while tying complicated knots in a piece of string, to a female Journalist… (more)

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Language: English

Published in: 1908

Word count: 69,689 words (≈ about 5 hours)

Source: http://www.gutenberg.org

Copyright: This work is available for countries where copyright is Life+50 or in the USA (published before 1923).


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