|Plot Summary of Arthur and George|
|"Two young men, Arthur and George, are growing up many miles apart at the same time in Victorian Britain - Arthur in Edinburgh, George in the vicarage of a small Staffordshire village. Arthur becomes a doctor, and then a writer, while George is a solicitor in Birmingham. Arthur will become one of the most famous men of his age, while George remains unknown. But at the start of the new century, they are brought together by an unusual turn of events.
George Edjali has an Indian father and a Scottish mother. When the family begins receiving unpleasant anonymous letters, many about their son, they fear they are victims of racism. After contacting the police, they think George might have written the letters himself. Then someone starts attacking horses and livestock, and again he is suspected. He is arrested and, on the weakest of evidence, found guilty and sentenced to seven years' hard labour.
Arthur Conan Doyle, the renowned creator of the world's greatest detective, is mourning his first wife when he hears about the Edjali case. Incensed at this miscarriage of justice, he feels he has to try and clear George's name.
John Van der Kiste, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Arthur and George|
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- wrongly accused clearing name
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- middling sensitive to others' feelings
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- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
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- 4 ()
- fancy mansion
- mostly 3rd
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- generic/vague references to death/punishment
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- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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