|Title||:||The Case of Mr. George Edalji (Collected Works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle)|
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The Case of Mr. George Edalji (Collected Works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle) Reviews
I’d been meaning to read this ever since I read Julian Barnes’ Arthur and George with my book group some years ago. The version I read had Conan Doyle’s original articles on the Edalji case and a speech in the House of Commons by Baron Emmott, and a selection from a book by Bernard O’Donnell on the Edalji case. Conan Doyle makes a very convincing case dislodging every piece of so-called evidence that the local police gathered up against George Edalji causing further trauma to a young man who had already faced much, with the police concentrating on making a case against Edalji rather than identifying the actual perpetrator. Poor Edalji, it would seem, was a victim of both his character—being a loner (partly accounted for by his peculiar eye condition) and his ethnicity. How difficult things must have been for George and the entire family—but Conan Doyle proved a real-life Sherlock Holmes for them, and it was in part due to his efforts that George was at least secured a full pardon. Yet, reading accounts of this case makes you realise how easily things can get bungled and injustices committed even when there are people who know that this is what is happening; that it is perhaps not so easy to stop it happening (though in this case, it was after the conviction that much of the help they needed came their way).