Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes

by Joseph A. Cutshall King
     
 

The essays collected in this book trace the ever-increasing variety of perspectives on Holmes and the way the original character has been adapted and re-envisioned.See more details below

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The essays collected in this book trace the ever-increasing variety of perspectives on Holmes and the way the original character has been adapted and re-envisioned.

Editorial Reviews

Sherlock Holmes Gazette
...excellent collection of essays...each...worth an individual mention...demonstrate how exciting the academic approach to the Holmes stories from various disciplines...can be...I recommend it to anyone seeking a fresh approach to their favourite detective.
The District Messenger: Newsletter Of The Sherlock Holmes Society
...the contents are wonderfully varied and readable. It's a delightful, stimulating collection, and I recommend it to all who are interested in Sherlock Holmes.
Canadian Holmes
A fine and essential volume for literary scholars of Holmes.
Monthly Newsletter For Sherlockians
...a thoroughly welcome collection, and editors have done an excellent job of offering 24 of the papers from the conference....
The District Messenger: Newsletter Of The Sherlock Holmes S
...the contents are wonderfully varied and readable. It's a delightful, stimulating collection, and I recommend it to all who are interested in Sherlock Holmes.
Booknews
One can confidently argue that Arthur Conan Doyle is the father of the detective novel industry and his famous character, Sherlock Holmes, still unsurpassed as the most interesting sleuth to solve a mystery. In 24 critical essays, modern scholars and mystery devotees reflect on the phenomena that is Sherlock Holmes, surveying film adaptions, and themes as varied as Holmes as a model of the modern information age, the work ethic of the detective, his urbanization, the detective's mythic qualities and psychology, as well as presenting innovative comparisons between the character and his successors in Data of "Star Trek: The Next Generation", Sam Spade, and George Smiley. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810831803
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
10/10/1996
Pages:
282
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.75(d)

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