The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes

The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes

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by Arthur Conan Doyle, Christopher Lee
     
 

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In The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes we read the last twelve stories Conan Doyle was to write about Holmes and Watson. They reflect the disillusioned world of the 1920s in which they were written, and he can be seen to take advantage of new, more open conventions in fiction. Suicide as a murder weapon and homosexual incest are some of the psychological tragedies whose… See more details below

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In The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes we read the last twelve stories Conan Doyle was to write about Holmes and Watson. They reflect the disillusioned world of the 1920s in which they were written, and he can be seen to take advantage of new, more open conventions in fiction. Suicide as a murder weapon and homosexual incest are some of the psychological tragedies whose consequences are unravelled by the mind of Holmes before the eyes of Watson. That said, the collection also includes some of the best turns of wit in the series, and indeed in the whole of English literature.

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Library Journal
In 1989 the BBC began an unprecedented project to dramatize all 60 of Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories (e.g., The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, Audio Reviews, LJ 2/15/98). From the first, which was performed in 1989, to the final one, presented last summer, Clive Merrison has been the voice of Holmes and Michael Williams has been his trusty Watson. The four stories in this audiobook reflect a different atmosphere from the 1895 vintage Holmes Sherlockians cherish, but they still record the cases of that brilliant and eccentric detective. These BBC programs will show listeners just how well mystery can be performed as Holmes and Watson undertake the case of "The Three Garridebs," "The Problem of Thor Bridge," and "The Creeping Man." The true gem of this collection, however, is the case in which Holmes must confront "The Sussex Vampire." Superb!--Theresa Connors, Arkansas Tech Univ., Russellville

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780001054783
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
03/28/2000
Series:
Sherlock Holmes Mystery Series
Edition description:
Unabridged, 2 cassettes
Product dimensions:
4.24(w) x 5.52(h) x 0.66(d)

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