The Resource Arthur and Sherlock : Conan Doyle and the creation of Holmes, Michael Sims, (electronic resource)

Arthur and Sherlock : Conan Doyle and the creation of Holmes, Michael Sims, (electronic resource)

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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. "--
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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
Index
index present
LC call number
PR4623
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Doyle, Arthur Conan
  • Doyle, Arthur Conan
  • Holmes, Sherlock
  • Authors, Scottish
  • Authors, Scottish
  • Physicians
  • Spiritualists
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary
Label
Arthur and Sherlock : Conan Doyle and the creation of Holmes, Michael Sims, (electronic resource)
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http://sfpl.axis360.baker-taylor.com/Title?itemid=0020012148
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781632860385
Lccn
2016057503
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0020012148
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Arthur and Sherlock : Conan Doyle and the creation of Holmes, Michael Sims, (electronic resource)
Link
http://sfpl.axis360.baker-taylor.com/Title?itemid=0020012148
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781632860385
Lccn
2016057503
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0020012148
Specific material designation
remote

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