A Sherlock Holmes Handbook

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Dundurn, 1993 - Literary Criticism - 251 pages
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Here in one convenient book by a noted Sherlockian scholar is everything needed for the study and enjoyment of the Holmes canon: information on the stories and their publishing history; an assessment of a century of illustrators; a biography of Arthur Conan Doyle and a bibliography of his other writings; commentary on the films and plays about Sherlock Holmes; synopses of the stories and information about their characters; a survey of Victorian life and on the geography and social scene of 1895 London; and information on current Sherlockian organizations. A final section comments on the lasting appeal of Sherlock Holmes and what he means to generations of readers.

 

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Contents

I THE CANON
9
II CHARACTERS AND ADVENTURES
31
III SHERLOCK HOLMES IN PRINT
51
IV ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE
69
V THE VICTORIAN BACKGROUND
101
VI CRIME AND PUNISHMENT
137
VII HOLMES IN MODERN MEDIA
153
VIII FANS AND FOLLOWERS
181
IX A SPREADING INFLUENCE
209
THE SIXTY TALES
224
INDEX
226

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Christopher Redmond has been studying and writing about Sherlock Holmes for twenty-five years and was for many years co-editor of Canadian Holmes. He is also the author of In Bed With Sherlock Holmes and Welcome to America, Mr. Sherlock Holmes.

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