Arthur and Sherlock

Arthur and Sherlock

Conan Doyle and the Creation of Holmes

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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, leading to his own medical practice in 1882. Sims deftly shows Holmes to be a product of Doyle's varied lessons in the classroom and professional life, as well as built out of the traditions of Edgar Allan Poe, Émile Gaboriau, Wilkie Collins, and Charles Dickens. Filled with details that will surprise even the most knowledgeable Sherlockian, this is a literary genesis story for detective fans everywhere.
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, ©2017.
ISBN: 9781632860392
Characteristics: x, 245 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates :,illustrations, portraits ;,25 cm.

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