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The Resource Arthur and Sherlock : Conan Doyle and the creation of Holmes, Michael Sims., (Axis 360 electronic resource)

Arthur and Sherlock : Conan Doyle and the creation of Holmes, Michael Sims., (Axis 360 electronic resource)

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. "--
  • " 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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  • Provided by publisher
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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
  • 823/.8
  • B
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Doyle, Arthur Conan
  • Doyle, Arthur Conan
  • Holmes, Sherlock
  • Doyle, Arthur Conan
  • Holmes, Sherlock
  • Authors, Scottish
  • Authors, Scottish
  • Physicians
  • Spiritualists
  • Authors, Scottish
  • Physicians
  • Spiritualists
  • Great Britain
Label
Arthur and Sherlock : Conan Doyle and the creation of Holmes, Michael Sims., (Axis 360 electronic resource)
Instantiates
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
Contents
  • Intro; Half-Title Page; Dedication; Series Page; Title Page; Contents; Epigraph; Overture: Remembering; Part 1: Dr. Bell and Mr. Doyle; 1. A Super-Man; 2. Your Powers of Deduction; 3. Art in the Blood; 4. Seven Weary Steps; 5. Athens of the North; 6. No Man of Flesh and Blood; 7. Ode to Opium; 8. Drinking Poison; 9. Intemperance; 10. Dr. Conan Doyle, Surgeon; 11. A Wealth of Youth and Pluck; 12. The Circular Tour; 13. The Unseen World; Part 2: Prophets and Police; 14. The Method of Zadig; 15. The Footmarks of Poe; 16. How Do You Know That?; 17. Games of Chess, Played with Live Pieces
  • Part 3: Mr. Holmes and Dr. Watson18. Dr. Sacker and Mr. Hope; 19. Bohemians in Baker Street; 20. A Little Too Scientific; 21. The Book of Life; 22. A Basilisk in the Desert; 23. A Born Novelist; 24. The Preternatural Sagacity of a Scientific Detective; 25. Truth as Death; 26. Watsonâ#x80;#x99;s Brotherâ#x80;#x99;s Watch; 27. Dread of Madhouses; 28. Adventures in the Strand; 29. Deerstalker; 30. To My Old Teacher; Acknowledgments; Notes; Bibliography and Further Reading; Index; A Note on the Author; Plate Section; Copyright
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
System control number
(OCoLC)966314926
Label
Arthur and Sherlock : Conan Doyle and the creation of Holmes, Michael Sims., (Axis 360 electronic resource)
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
Contents
  • Intro; Half-Title Page; Dedication; Series Page; Title Page; Contents; Epigraph; Overture: Remembering; Part 1: Dr. Bell and Mr. Doyle; 1. A Super-Man; 2. Your Powers of Deduction; 3. Art in the Blood; 4. Seven Weary Steps; 5. Athens of the North; 6. No Man of Flesh and Blood; 7. Ode to Opium; 8. Drinking Poison; 9. Intemperance; 10. Dr. Conan Doyle, Surgeon; 11. A Wealth of Youth and Pluck; 12. The Circular Tour; 13. The Unseen World; Part 2: Prophets and Police; 14. The Method of Zadig; 15. The Footmarks of Poe; 16. How Do You Know That?; 17. Games of Chess, Played with Live Pieces
  • Part 3: Mr. Holmes and Dr. Watson18. Dr. Sacker and Mr. Hope; 19. Bohemians in Baker Street; 20. A Little Too Scientific; 21. The Book of Life; 22. A Basilisk in the Desert; 23. A Born Novelist; 24. The Preternatural Sagacity of a Scientific Detective; 25. Truth as Death; 26. Watsonâ#x80;#x99;s Brotherâ#x80;#x99;s Watch; 27. Dread of Madhouses; 28. Adventures in the Strand; 29. Deerstalker; 30. To My Old Teacher; Acknowledgments; Notes; Bibliography and Further Reading; Index; A Note on the Author; Plate Section; Copyright
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
System control number
(OCoLC)966314926

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