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Author Sims, Michael, 1958-

Title Arthur and Sherlock : Conan Doyle and the creation of Holmes / Michael Sims.

Publication Info. New York : Bloomsbury USA, 2017.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 DeKalb PL Adult Biography - DKLY-12  B DOY    AVAILABLE
 Ella Johnson Memorial PL Stacks - EJMY-11  921 DOY    AVAILABLE
 Freeport PL Adult Non-Fiction - FPLY-13  823.8 SIM    AVAILABLE
 Julia Hull DL Adult Biography - JHLY-14  B DOYLE    AVAILABLE
 Mokena Community PL Adult Non-Fiction - MKBB-1  823.8 DOY    AVAILABLE
 Moline PL Adult Biography - MPLG-6  B DOY    AVAILABLE
 North Suburban PLD Loves Park Adult Non-Fiction - NSLY-11  823.8 SIM    AVAILABLE
 North Suburban PLD Roscoe Adult Non-Fiction - NSRY-11  823.8 SIM    AVAILABLE
 Rock Island Main Lib Adult Biography - RIPG-6  B DOYLE    AVAILABLE
 Schmaling Memorial Lib Adult Biography - FULG-7  B DOY 1/17    AVAILABLE

Description x, 245 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
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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. "-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Doyle, Arthur Conan, 1859-1930.
Doyle, Arthur Conan, 1859-1930 -- Characters -- Sherlock Holmes.
Holmes, Sherlock.
Doyle, Arthur Conan, 1859-1930. (OCoLC)fst01802123
Holmes, Sherlock. (OCoLC)fst01906994
Authors, Scottish -- 19th century -- Biography.
Authors, Scottish -- 20th century -- Biography.
Physicians -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Spiritualists -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Authors, Scottish. (OCoLC)fst00822323
Physicians. (OCoLC)fst01062841
Spiritualists. (OCoLC)fst01130184
Great Britain. (OCoLC)fst01204623
Genre/Form Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
Added Title Conan Doyle and the creation of Holmes
Other Form: Online version: Sims, Michael, 1958- Arthur and Sherlock New York : Bloomsbury USA, 2017 9781632860385 (DLC) 2016057503
ISBN 9781632860392 (hardback)
1632860392 (hardback)
9781632860408 (PB)
1632860406 (PB)

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