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    "Black Peter" vs The Sea Wolf

    Any thoughts on whether Jack London may have gotten his inspiration for The Sea Wolf (1904) from Doyle's Sherlock Holmes story, "The Adventure of Black Peter" (1902 - 1903)? I see a number of key parallels:
    - Both title characters are sea captains
    - ... of seal-hunting ships
    - both are ruthless,
    - prone to fits of violent rage
    - Both rescue a desperate "land-lubber" in a storm and take advantage of them for their own profit
    Last edited by MasterWebNovice; 04-08-2010 at 12:19 AM. Reason: add date of Holmes story

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