Get a comprehensive guide to this important literary figure and hisauthor.
A classic literary character, Sherlock Holmes has fascinatedreaders for decades -- from his repartee with Dr. Watson and hisunparalleled powers of deduction to the settings, themes, andvillains of the stories. Now, this friendly guide offers a clearintroduction to this beloved figure and his author, Sir ArthurConan Doyle, presenting new insight into the detective stories andcrime scene analysis that have has made Sherlock Holmes famous.
Inside you'll find easy-to-understand yet thorough informationon the characters, recurring themes, and locations, and socialcontext of the Sherlock Holmes stories, the relationship of thesestories to literature, and the forensics and detective work theyfeature. You'll also learn about the life of the author.
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* Gain insight on these classic Doyle tales -- from the classicHound of the Baskervilles to the lesser-known short stories toHolmes stories written by other mystery writers.
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