The Sherlock Holmes Miscellany

The Sherlock Holmes Miscellany Prominent Sherlockians have collected all of the facts trivia and quotes that remind readers why Sherlock Holmes is such an important literary creationExploring the fascinating and enigmatic world o

  • Title: The Sherlock Holmes Miscellany
  • Author: Roger Johnson Jean Upton Gyles Brandreth
  • ISBN: 9780752471525
  • Page: 323
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Prominent Sherlockians have collected all of the facts, trivia, and quotes that remind readers why Sherlock Holmes is such an important literary creationExploring the fascinating and enigmatic world of Sherlock Holmes, this miscellany examines his place in literary history, his popularity, and how he has become the iconic, timeless character who is loved by millions AlongProminent Sherlockians have collected all of the facts, trivia, and quotes that remind readers why Sherlock Holmes is such an important literary creationExploring the fascinating and enigmatic world of Sherlock Holmes, this miscellany examines his place in literary history, his popularity, and how he has become the iconic, timeless character who is loved by millions Along with facts, trivia, and quotes from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle s legendary stories and the subsequent film and television adaptations, it also explores the often weird and wonderful characters who graced Conan Doyle s pages, and explains the terms used in the original stories that might cause unnecessary albeit amusing confusion to the modern reader For example, knocked up had a considerably different meaning in the 19th century, and if you think a life preserver is a flotation device, how does Wilson Kemp fit one into the sleeve of his jacket And, would you try to warm your hands with a Gasogene All of these mysteries and are included in this lighthearted and highly informative miscellany, offering something to both the dedicated Sherlockian and those new to the world of 221b Baker Street.

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    1. This book could have been called The Sherlockian Miscellany, as it has more to say about the study of Holmes and those who study him than it does about the Great Detective himself.There are chapters on Holmes's appearances in film, TV, comics, graphic novels, on the stage, in the pastiches and parodies of other writers, in marketing and in merchandising. There are also quite a number of lists like the one I've just made, which are often without further commentary and so not particularly useful.M [...]

    2. For the Sherlock fanatic like me, this book is perfect. It has tons of information on the beginning of the famous series to the clever adaptions today. The theme of this book is influence. For example, when Sir Doyle killed Holmes in The Final Problem, fans wore black bands in mourning and sent death threats to Doyle. This resulted in The Hound of the Baskervilles and the eventual survival of the detective in The Empty House. Also, if it weren't for influence of J.M. Stoddart, the second install [...]

    3. A great Sherlock miscellany indeed. While it covers a whole lot of information on plays, films, radio recordings than I preferred, it compensates with a lot of other interesting things that I had not gathered from my previous two Sherlockian reads. What I love most was the wealth of references this miscellany provides and also the details on other topics such as 221B's dinners, furniture.Good book for a new Sherlock reader/researcher, but the first half might bore a little.

    4. This is a comprehensive wee miscellany about all things Sherlock Holmes. For those who only know a little about the character it contains lots of interesting facts about the history of the stories, the author Arthur Conan Doyle, and the creation of the characters. It also goes into details about famous adaptations including plays, radio series, television, and film. Plus the existence of tribute museums, and commemorative statues. Sherlock Holmes fandom has a long history as evidenced by the exi [...]

    5. I love miscellanies, and that's why I bought this book- a miscellany on one of my favourite characters ever, and with a foreword by Giles Brandreth, whose Oscar Wilde Mysteries I like immensely, sounded too tempting. And I wasn't disappointed. As a Sherlockian, I knew most of the facts in this miscellany, but then again there were a few things that I did not know, and the book is so charmingly written that you don't mind reading again about things you already know. Recommended for Sherlock newbi [...]

    6. Its great, especially when working in the field academically. Its like a glossary, that you can consult for quick facts, and for reference to further work. It's a very good reference book in that respect, and holds many interesting 'did you know?' style facts for the lay reader. I recommend it to anyone who loves the field.

    7. The book is likable, though not essential, which the blurb makes a would-be reader believe. But beeing a likeable effort, the book contains a list of esstentials, which every serious student of Holmes and Doyle should bring to their shelves. Some of the essentials are rather hard to get hold of, so this volume can be seen as a replacement

    8. It is difficult to believe that such a compact & small book can carry such an immense wealth of information, observations, tantalising & thought-provoking hints, and yet be so well-written. Recommended to any Sherlockian/Holmesian anywhere in the world in the highest possible manner.

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