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Sherlock Holmes For Dummies

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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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Publisher: Wiley

Kindle Book

  • Release date: February 22, 2010

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9780470647370
  • Release date: February 22, 2010

EPUB ebook

  • ISBN: 9780470647370
  • File size: 3279 KB
  • Release date: February 22, 2010

Formats

Kindle Book
OverDrive Read
EPUB ebook

Languages

English

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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