close to holmes a look at the connections between historical london sherlock holmes and sir arthur conan doyle

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Close To Holmes

Author : Alistair Duncan
ISBN : 1904312500
Genre : Fiction
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The London of the late nineteenth century was home to both Arthur Conan Doyle and his famous detective - Sherlock Holmes. This book looks at some of the many locations in both central and outer London that have connections to one or both of these famous names. In addition to examining the history this book also looks at some of the theories that have been woven over the years around Holmes and these locations.

Icons Of Mystery And Crime Detection

Author : Mitzi M. Brunsdale
ISBN : 0313345309
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book provides an introduction to 24 iconic figures, real and fictional, that have shaped the detective/mystery genre of popular literature. * Parallel chronologies placing each of the book's 24 subjects in their historical/cultural context * Individual selected bibliographies for each of the 24 figures plus a selected general bibliography of critical sources treating the genre

Sherlock Holmes Miscellany

Author : Roger Johnson
ISBN : 9780752483474
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Prominent Sherlockians have collected all of the facts, trivia, and quotes that remind readers why Sherlock Holmes is such an important literary creationExploring the fascinating and enigmatic world of Sherlock Holmes, this miscellany examines his place in literary history, his popularity, and how he has become the iconic, timeless character who is loved by millions. Along with facts, trivia, and quotes from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's legendary stories and the subsequent film and television adaptations, it also explores the often weird and wonderful characters who graced Conan Doyle's pages, and explains the terms used in the original stories that might cause unnecessary—albeit amusing—confusion to the modern reader. For example, "knocked up" had a considerably different meaning in the 19th century, and if you think a "life preserver" is a flotation device, how does Wilson Kemp fit one into the sleeve of his jacket? And, would you try to warm your hands with a Gasogene? All of these mysteries and more are included in this lighthearted and highly informative miscellany, offering something to both the dedicated Sherlockian and those new to the world of 221b Baker Street.

Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes

Author : Arthur Conan Doyle
ISBN : UOM:39015086851568
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The Sign Of Four

Author : Arthur Conan Doyle
ISBN : UCAL:B3578478
Genre : Holmes, Sherlock (Fictitious character)
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Sign of four: Mary Morstan calls Sherlock Holmes to find her vanished father.

The Hound Of The Baskervilles

Author : Arthur Conan Doyle
ISBN : 089926154X
Genre : Blessing and cursing
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The Scientific Sherlock Holmes

Author : James O'Brien
ISBN : 9780199311576
Genre : Science
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One of the most popular and widely known characters in all of fiction, Sherlock Holmes has an enduring appeal based largely on his uncanny ability to make the most remarkable deductions from the most mundane facts. The very first words that Sherlock Holmes ever says to Dr. Watson are, "How are you? You have been in Afghanistan, I perceive." Watson responds, "How on earth did you know that?" And so a crime-solving legend is born. In The Scientific Sherlock Holmes, James O'Brien provides an in-depth look at Holmes's use of science in his investigations. Indeed, one reason for Holmes's appeal is his frequent use of the scientific method and the vast scientific knowledge which he drew upon to solve mysteries. For instance, in heart of the book, the author reveals that Holmes was a pioneer of forensic science, making use of fingerprinting well before Scotland Yard itself had adopted the method. One of the more appealing aspects of the book is how the author includes real-world background on topics such as handwriting analysis, describing how it was used to capture the New York Zodiac killer and to clinch the case against the Lindbergh baby kidnapper. Sherlock Holmes was knowledgeable about several sciences, most notably chemistry. Therefore the book takes a close look at Holmes the chemist and discusses, for example, chemical poisons such as carbon monoxide, chloroform, and Prussic acid (the historical name for hydrogen cyanide). The author also debunks Isaac Asimov's famous assertion that Holmes was a blundering chemist. In addition, the book discusses mathematics, physics, biology, astronomy, meteorology, and geology, always in the context of Holmes's exploits. Sherlock Holmes continues to fascinate millions of readers and movie goers alike. The Scientific Sherlock Holmes is a must-read for the legion of fans of this most beloved of all fictional detectives.

The Best Of Sherlock Holmes

Author : Arthur Conan Doyle
ISBN : 1905716559
Genre : Fiction
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.0000000000These fifteen short stories, chosen by David Stuart Davies, former Editor of Sherlock magazine, show the master detective Sherlock Holmes at his most ingenious. Faithfully supported by his chronicler, Dr Watson, Holmes pits his wits against 'the Napoleon of Crime', Professor Moriarty, assists European royalty threatened by disgrace, helps to solve the mysterious death of a young woman due to be married, and becomes involved with other intrigues that defeat the detectives of Scotland Yard. The original illustrations from The Strand magazine by Sidney Paget accompany each story.

Favorite Sherlock Holmes Detective Stories

Author : Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
ISBN : 9780486113760
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Thrilling crime-solving exploits of Holmes and Dr. Watson in a collection of adventure classics: "The Red-Headed League," "A Scandal in Bohemia," "The Final Problem," and 5 others.

Arthur And Sherlock

Author : Michael Sims
ISBN : 9781632860385
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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2018 Edgar Award Nominee From Michael Sims, the acclaimed author of The Story of Charlotte's Web, the rich, true tale tracing the young Arthur Conan Doyle's creation of Sherlock Holmes and the modern detective story. As a young medical student, Arthur Conan Doyle studied in Edinburgh under the vigilant eye of a diagnostic genius, Dr. Joseph Bell. Doyle often observed Bell identifying a patient's occupation, hometown, and ailments from the smallest details of dress, gait, and speech. Although Doyle was training to be a surgeon, he was meanwhile cultivating essential knowledge that would feed his literary dreams and help him develop the most iconic detective in fiction. Michael Sims traces the circuitous development of Conan Doyle as the father of the modern mystery, from his early days in Edinburgh surrounded by poverty and violence, through his escape to University (where he gained terrifying firsthand knowledge of poisons), leading to his own medical practice in 1882. Five hardworking years later--after Doyle's only modest success in both medicine and literature--Sherlock Holmes emerged in A Study in Scarlet. Sims deftly shows Holmes to be a product of Doyle's varied adventures in his personal and professional life, as well as built out of the traditions of Edgar Allan Poe, Émile Gaboriau, Wilkie Collins, and Charles Dickens--not just a skillful translator of clues, but a veritable superhero of the mind in the tradition of Doyle's esteemed teacher. Filled with details that will surprise even the most knowledgeable Sherlockian, Arthur and Sherlock is a literary genesis story for detective fans everywhere.

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