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The Resource From Holmes to Sherlock : the story of the men and women who created an icon, Mattias Bostrom ; translated from the Swedish by Michael Gallagher

From Holmes to Sherlock : the story of the men and women who created an icon, Mattias Bostrom ; translated from the Swedish by Michael Gallagher

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From Holmes to Sherlock : the story of the men and women who created an icon
Title
From Holmes to Sherlock
Title remainder
the story of the men and women who created an icon
Statement of responsibility
Mattias Bostrom ; translated from the Swedish by Michael Gallagher
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Everyone knows Sherlock Holmes. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle created a unique literary character who has remained popular for over a century and is appreciated more than ever today. But what made this fictional character, dreamed up by a small-town English doctor in the 1880s, into such a lasting success, despite the author's own attempt to escape his invention? In From Holmes to Sherlock, Swedish author and Sherlock Holmes expert Mattias Bostrom recreates the full story behind the legend for the first time. From a young Arthur Conan Doyle sitting in a Scottish lecture hall taking notes on his medical professor's powers of observation to the pair of modern-day fans who brainstormed the idea behind the TV sensation Sherlock, from the publishing world's first literary agent to the Georgian princess who showed up at the Conan Doyle estate and altered a legacy, the narrative follows the men and women who have created and perpetuated the myth. It includes tales of unexpected fortune, accidental romance, and inheritances gone awry, and tells of the actors, writers, readers, and other players who have transformed Sherlock Holmes from the gentleman amateur of the Victorian era to the odd genius of today. Told in fast-paced, novelistic prose, From Holmes to Sherlock is a singular celebration of the most famous detective in the world -- a must-read for newcomers and experts alike
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
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1971-
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Bostrom, Mattias
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Language note
First published in Swedish with the title FrÄn Holmes till Sherlock (Stockholm : Piratförlaget, 2013)
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1978-
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Gallagher, Michael
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  • Doyle, Arthur Conan
  • Doyle, Arthur Conan
  • Holmes, Sherlock
  • Doyle, Arthur Conan
  • Detective and mystery stories
Label
From Holmes to Sherlock : the story of the men and women who created an icon, Mattias Bostrom ; translated from the Swedish by Michael Gallagher
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [503]-571) and index
Control code
982448353
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
Extent
597 pages, [8] unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780802126603
Lccn
2016056250
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour)
Label
From Holmes to Sherlock : the story of the men and women who created an icon, Mattias Bostrom ; translated from the Swedish by Michael Gallagher
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [503]-571) and index
Control code
982448353
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
Extent
597 pages, [8] unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780802126603
Lccn
2016056250
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour)

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