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B DOYLE
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Descript.
316 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Bibliog.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-312) and index.
Summary
Explains how Arthur Conan Doyle's real-life experiences with detective work, justice, advocacy, drug addiction, and music shaped the creation of his famous character.
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ISBN/ISSN
9781250079565 (hardcover)
Call #
823 DOYLE
Edition
First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
Descript.
597 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
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Originally published in Swedish with the title Från Holmes till Sherlock (Stockholm : Piratförlaget, 2013).
Translation of: Från Holmes till Sherlock.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 503-571) and index.
Summary
"Everyone knows Sherlock Holmes. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle created a unique literary character who has remained popular for over a century and is appreciated more than ever today. But what made this fictional character, dreamed up by a small-town English doctor in the 1880s, into such a lasting success, despite the author's own attempt to escape his invention? In From Holmes to Sherlock, Swedish author and Sherlock Holmes expert Mattias Boström recreates the full story behind the legend for the first time. From a young Arthur Conan Doyle sitting in a Scottish lecture hall taking notes on his medical professor's powers of observation to the pair of modern-day fans who brainstormed the idea behind the TV sensation Sherlock, from the publishing world's first literary agent to the Georgian princess who showed up at the Conan Doyle estate and altered a legacy, the narrative follows the men and women who have created and perpetuated the myth. It includes tales of unexpected fortune, accidental romance, and inheritances gone awry, and tells of the actors, writers, readers, and other players who have transformed Sherlock Holmes from the gentleman amateur of the Victorian era to the odd genius of today. Told in fast-paced, novelistic prose, From Holmes to Sherlock is a singular celebration of the most famous detective in the world -- a must-read for newcomers and experts alike"-- Provided by publisher.
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First published in Swedish with the title Från Holmes till Sherlock (Stockholm : Piratförlaget, 2013).
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Alt Author
Gallagher, Michael, 1978- translator.
ISBN/ISSN
9780802126603 (hardcover)
080212660X (hardcover)
Call #
823 DOYLE
Descript.
xii, 303 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-292) and index.
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"After the American Civil War, while bodies still littered battlefields, the movement known as Spiritualism began to sweep across America as thousands of people, mostly from shock and grief, tried to make contact with the recently departed. The movement captivated Europe as well, especially England in the aftermath of the Great War and Great Influenza Epidemic. Prominent figures such as Charles Dickens, W.B. Yeats, and Queen Victoria were mesmerized. The movement's most famous spokesman was Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Known to the world as the creator of Sherlock Holmes, Doyle underwent what many people at the time considered an enigmatic transformation, turning his back on the hyper-rational Holmes and plunging into the supernatural. What was it that convinced a brilliant man like Doyle, the creator of the great exemplar of cold, objective thought, that there was a reality beyond the reality? Why did professors, philosophers, statesmen and men of science like the great evolutionist Alfred Russell Wallace, the Novel-Laureate physiologist Charles Richet, and the distinguished chemist Sir William Crookes also become Spiritualists? Using the life of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle as a lens, Bechtel probes this largely unexplored movement, a movement rife with fraud but also full of genuine evidence that is difficult to dismiss. Expertly written and peppered with engaging anecdotes, Through a Glass, Darkly is a terrifically fun read"-- Provided by publisher.
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Alt Author
Stains, Larry.
ISBN/ISSN
9781250076793 (hardback)
125007679X (hardback)
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