Sherlock Holmes For Dummies

Sherlock Holmes For Dummies

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by Steven Doyle, David A. Crowder
     
 

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Get a comprehensive guide to this important literary figure and his author.

A classic literary character, Sherlock Holmes has fascinated readers for decades — from his repartee with Dr. Watson and his unparalleled powers of deduction to the settings, themes, and villains of the stories. Now, this friendly guide offers a clear introduction to this beloved

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Get a comprehensive guide to this important literary figure and his author.

A classic literary character, Sherlock Holmes has fascinated readers for decades — from his repartee with Dr. Watson and his unparalleled powers of deduction to the settings, themes, and villains of the stories. Now, this friendly guide offers a clear introduction to this beloved figure and his author, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, presenting new insight into the detective stories and crime scene analysis that have has made Sherlock Holmes famous.

Inside you'll find easy-to-understand yet thorough information on the characters, recurring themes, and locations, and social context of the Sherlock Holmes stories, the relationship of these stories to literature, and the forensics and detective work they feature. You'll also learn about the life of the author.

  • Better understand and enjoy this influential literary character with this plain-English guide.
  • Gain insight on these classic Doyle tales — from the classic Hound of the Baskervilles to the lesser-known short stories to Holmes stories written by other mystery writers.
  • Explore the appearance of Sherlock Holmes on film, TV, and stage.
  • Examine Holmes today — from the ever-expanding network of fans worldwide to story locations that fans can visit.

It's elementary! Sherlock Holmes For Dummies is an indispensable guide for students and fans alike!

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470484449
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/22/2010
Series:
For Dummies Series
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
443,566
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

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Meet the Author

Steven Doyle is co-founder of Wessex Press/Gasogene Books, a small press specializing in Sherlock Holmes books, including the landmark Sherlock Holmes Reference Library. David A. Crowder is the author or co-author of several For Dummies titles.

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