5161Re: SHSI Allegations of plagiarism against Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
- Apr 22, 2017On 22 April 2017 at 13:40, Tim Symonds tim.symonds@... [SherlockHolmesSocietyofIndia] <SherlockHolmesSocietyofIndia@...> wrote:
As I recall, Arthur Conan Doyle was told of the tale of the mysterious hound on the moors by someone who lived in Devon but, as I recall reading, Doyle went on to pay the man £50 for the story which became The Hound of the Baskervilles.
https://blog.bookstellyouwhy.com/the-scandal-haunting-the-hound-of-the-baskervilles"Doyle acknowledged Robinson’s contributions with a footnote in the first chapter: "This story owes its inception to my friend, Mr. Fletcher Robinson, who has helped me both in the general plot and in the local details." Additionally, Doyle paid Robinson £500".Also see (this link is not functional anymore; so I am picking it up from the wayback machine):https://web-beta.archive.org/web/20110706144457/http://www.bfronline.biz/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=161&Itemid=9This puts the amount at £50 like you say.In any case, this Rodger Garrick-Steele's allegations are scurrilous, to say the least.Btw, Mr. Robinson's own stories are available on Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1616460970Binand
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