By Christopher Redmond
Right here in a single handy booklet by means of a famous Sherlockian student is every thing wanted for the learn and delight of the Holmes canon: details at the tales and their publishing background; an evaluate of a century of illustrators; a biography of Arthur Conan Doyle and a bibliography of his different writings; remark at the movies and performs approximately Sherlock Holmes; synopses of the tales and data approximately their characters; a survey of Victorian existence and at the geography and social scene of 1895 London; and data on present Sherlockian corporations. a last part reviews at the lasting charm of Sherlock Holmes and what he capability to generations of readers.
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A Sherlock Holmes Handbook by Christopher Redmond