The Resource Arthur and Sherlock : Conan Doyle and the creation of Holmes, Michael Sims

Arthur and Sherlock : Conan Doyle and the creation of Holmes, Michael Sims

Label
Arthur and Sherlock : Conan Doyle and the creation of Holmes
Title
Arthur and Sherlock
Title remainder
Conan Doyle and the creation of Holmes
Statement of responsibility
Michael Sims
Title variation
Conan Doyle and the creation of Holmes
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"As a young medical student, Arthur Conan Doyle studied in Edinburgh under the vigilant eye of a diagnostic genius, Dr. Joseph Bell. Doyle often observed Bell identifying a patient's occupation, hometown, and ailments from the smallest details of dress, gait, and speech. Although Doyle was training to be a surgeon, he was meanwhile cultivating essential knowledge that would feed his literary dreams and help him develop the most iconic detective in fiction. Michael Sims traces the circuitous development of Conan Doyle as the father of the modern mystery, from his early days in Edinburgh surrounded by poverty and violence, through his escape to University (where he gained terrifying firsthand knowledge of poisons), leading to his own medical practice in 1882. Five hardworking years later -- after Doyle's only modest success in both medicine and literature -- Sherlock Holmes emerged in A Study in Scarlet. Sims deftly shows Holmes to be a product of Doyle's varied adventures in his personal and professional life, as well as built out of the traditions of Edgar Allan Poe, Émile Gaboriau, Wilkie Collins, and Charles Dickens -- not just a skillful translator of clues, but a veritable superhero of the mind in the tradition of Doyle's esteemed teacher. Filled with details that will surprise even the most knowledgeable Sherlockian, Arthur and Sherlock is a literary genesis story for detective fans everywhere. "--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sims, Michael
Dewey number
  • 823/.8
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PR4623
LC item number
.S36 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Doyle, Arthur Conan
  • Doyle, Arthur Conan
  • Holmes, Sherlock
  • Authors, Scottish
  • Authors, Scottish
  • Physicians
  • Spiritualists
Label
Arthur and Sherlock : Conan Doyle and the creation of Holmes, Michael Sims
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-234) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 245 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781632860392
Lccn
2016033351
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
2016033351
Label
Arthur and Sherlock : Conan Doyle and the creation of Holmes, Michael Sims
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-234) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 245 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781632860392
Lccn
2016033351
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
2016033351

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