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From Holmes To Sherlock: The Story of the Men and Women Who Created an Icon

Mattias Boström. Michael Gallagher, trans.
Item #: D12406
Format: Paperback
Pages/Publication Date: 608 / 2018
Publisher: Mysterious Press
ISBN: 9780802127891
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Everyone knows Sherlock Holmes, but what made this fictional character, dreamed up by a small-town British doctor in the 1880s, into such a lasting success? In this Agatha Award-winning history, Mattias Boström tells the full story behind the legend, from a young Arthur Conan Doyle taking notes on his professor's powers of observation to the pair of modern-day fans who retooled the sleuth to create the TV sensation Sherlock. Not surprisingly, the cast of contributors is diverse, and includes the publishing world's first literary agent and a Georgian princess, plus thousands of actors, writers, and readers, who collectively transformed Holmes from the gentleman amateur of the Victorian era to the sociopathic genius of today.


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