The Trail of the Serpent (Modern Library Classics)

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The Trail of the Serpent (Modern Library Classics)

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  • 製本 Paperback:紙装版/ペーパーバック版/ページ数 462 p.
  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9780812966787
  • DDC分類 823.8

Table of Contents

Biographical Note                                  v
Introduction xv
Sarah Waters
A Note on the Text xxv
THE TRAIL OF THE SERPENT
BOOK THE FIRST. A RESPECTABLE YOUNG MAN
The Good Schoolmaster 5 (5)
Good for Nothing 10 (8)
The Usher Washes His Hands 18 (5)
Richard Marwood Lights His Pipe 23 (9)
The Healing Waters 32 (7)
Two Coroner's Inquests 39 (4)
The Dumb Detective a Philanthropist 43 (7)
Seven Letters on the Dirty Alphabet 50 (6)
``Mad, Gentlemen of the Jury'' 56 (15)
BOOK THE SECOND. A CLEARANCE OF ALL SCORES
Blind Peter 71 (6)
Like and Unlike 77 (4)
A Golden Secret 81 (6)
Jim Looks over the Brink of the Terrible 87 (8)
Gulf
Midnight by the Slopperton Clocks 95 (6)
The Quiet Figure on the Heath 101(10)
The Usher Resigns His Situation 111(8)
BOOK THE THIRD. A HOLY INSTITUTION
The Value of an Opera-Glass 119(5)
Working in the Dark 124(6)
The Wrong Footstep 130(9)
Ocular Demonstration 139(6)
The King of Spades 145(9)
A Glass of Wine 154(6)
The Last Act of Lucretia Borgia 160(5)
Bad Dreams and a Worse Waking 165(11)
A Marriage in High Life 176(5)
Animal Magnetism 181(8)
BOOK THE FOURTH. NAPOLEON THE GREAT
The Boy from Slopperton 189(15)
Mr. Augustus Darley and Mr. Joseph Peters 204(5)
Go Out Fishing
The Emperor Bids Adieu to Elba 209(13)
Joy and Happiness for Everybody 222(5)
The Cherokees Take an Oath 227(7)
Mr. Peters Relates How He Thought He Had a 234(19)
Clue, and How He Lost It
BOOK THE FIFTH. THE DUMB DETECTIVE
The Count De Marolles at Home 253(6)
Mr. Peters Sees a Ghost 259(9)
The Cherokees Mark Their Man 268(6)
The Captain, the Chemist, and the Lascar 274(5)
The New Milkman in Park Lane 279(5)
Signor Mosquetti Relates an Adventure 284(6)
The Golden Secret Is Told, and the Golden 290(6)
Bowl Is Broken
One Step Further on the Right Track 296(8)
Captain Lansdown Overhears a Conversation 304(11)
Which Appears to Interest Him
BOOK THE SIXTH. ON THE TRACK
Father and Son 315(13)
Raymond de Marolles Shows Himself Better 328(7)
Than All Bow Street
The Left-Handed Smasher Makes His Mark 335(10)
What They Find in the Room in Which the 345(14)
Murder Was Committed
Mr. Peters Decides on a Strange Step, and 359(22)
Arrests the Dead
The End of the Dark Road 381(27)
Chapter the Last. Farewell to England 397(11)
Afterword 408(7)
Chris Willis
Appendix: My First Novel 415(13)
Mary Elizabeth Braddon
Notes 428(33)
Reading Group Guide 461