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The Speckled Band: Plot Summary
The Speckled Band: Detailed Summary & Analysis
The Speckled Band: Themes
The Speckled Band: Quotes
The Speckled Band: Characters
The Speckled Band: Symbols
The Speckled Band: Theme Wheel
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- Full Title: The Adventure of the Speckled Band
- Where Written: London
- When Published: 1892
- Literary Period: Victorian
- Genre: Mystery
- Setting: London and Surrey, England
- Climax: Sherlock discovers that Dr. Roylott used a poisonous snake to kill Julia Stoner
- Antagonist: Dr. Grimesby Roylott
- Point of View: Third-person
Extra Credit for The Adventure of the Speckled Band
Stage Adaptation. Doyle wrote and produced a play based on “The Adventure of the Speckled Band,” which premiered at the London’s Adelphi Theatre on June 4th, 1910. The author changed the title to “The Stonor Case” and also made several other changes to the story, including some character names.
Amateur Athletics. Throughout his life, Doyle was an avid and respected sportsman, playing football, golf, and cricket. In the latter sport, he played on an amateur team for several years, beginning in his late thirties, and in one of his infrequent attempts as a bowler once took a wicket against W.G. Grace, who is considered one of the sport’s all-time best players.