Sherlock Holmes: A Double Barreled Detective Story

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A Double Barreled Detective Story by Mark Twain features Sherlock Holmes in the American west. Twain uses Sherlock Holmes to brilliantly parody the entire mystery genre. Holmes slavishly employs the scientific method to a ridiculous degree and to a widely incorrect conclusion while attempting to solve a crime. Holmes nephew, Fetlock Jones, provides us with Twain's opinion of Holmes: "Anybody that knows him the way I do knows he can't detect a crime except where he plans it all out beforehand and arranges the ...
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Overview

A Double Barreled Detective Story by Mark Twain features Sherlock Holmes in the American west. Twain uses Sherlock Holmes to brilliantly parody the entire mystery genre. Holmes slavishly employs the scientific method to a ridiculous degree and to a widely incorrect conclusion while attempting to solve a crime. Holmes nephew, Fetlock Jones, provides us with Twain's opinion of Holmes: "Anybody that knows him the way I do knows he can't detect a crime except where he plans it all out beforehand and arranges the clues and hires some fellow to commit it according to instructions." Fans of both Sherlock Holmes and Mark Twain will be delighted by this wonderful book.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781617203459
  • Publisher: Wilder Publications
  • Publication date: 4/28/2011
  • Pages: 46
  • Sales rank: 492,849
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2013

    Twain doing what he does best...taking a poke at a popular figure

    Don't let the reference to Sherlock Holmes fool you into thinking this book is a Holmes story. Instead 3/4 of the story focuses on the telling of a strange tale regarding revenge and the unexpected outcome of success in seeking revenge. The prose doesn't match Twain's standard writing style but the twisted tale he tells does reflect is sharp and witty mind.

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    Posted December 29, 2011

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