The Bedside, Bathtub & Armchair Companion to Sherlock Holmes

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Bloomsbury Academic, Nov 1, 1998 - Literary Criticism - 216 pages
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With nearly 200 illustrations, this Companion will let you in on the world of Holmes and the loyal, ever-dignified, Dr. Watson; the London of their day; the great players who have made the part of Sherlock Holmes the role (for better or worse) of a lifetime; and much more. For the more serious reader, this volume is a new verse of an old and cherished love song. It offers a postmodern analysis of Watson's complex relationship with the great detective and contends that Holmes, typically perceived as a humorless, self-denying ascetic, is actually quite the bon vivant. With many lesser-known facts, unexpected insights, and fresh observations. The Bedside, Bathtub & Armchair Companion to Sherlock Holmes is perfect for reading or browsing, the book for all visitors to 221B Baker Street.

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Some nice Sherlock info here, but nothing that hardcore Sherlock-philes wouldn't already know. Read full review

About the author (1998)

Dick Riley's novels and plays include collaboration on the best-selling Black Sunday (with Thomas Harris), Rite of Expiation, and the drama Middleman Out. He lives in White Plains, New York. Pam McAllister is the author of ten books, including three others in Continuum's Bedside, Bathtub &Armchair Companion series which she co-authored with Dick Riley, on Shakespeare (2001), Sherlock Holmes (1999), and Agatha Christie (1979). Her other books include Death Defying: Dismantling the Execution Machinery in 21st Century U.S.A. (Continuum, 2003) about ending capital punishment and two books about women's use of nonviolent action for social justice. In 1982, she edited the groundbreaking anthology Reweaving the Web of Life: Feminism and Nonviolence (New Society Publishers), which the Village Voice called "one of the most important books you'll ever read." She currently writes a column for The Progressive Christian magazine.

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