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The Secret Marriage of Sherlock Holmes and Other Eccentric Readings [Paperback]

Michael Atkinson
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  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: The University of Michigan Press; New edition edition (30 Sep 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0472085662
  • ISBN-13: 978-0472085668
  • Product Dimensions: 23 x 15.4 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,620,095 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The winner of the Mystery Writers of America's Edgar Award for the best work of criticism in 1997 offers a fresh, readable interpretation of Sherlock Holmes's cases through the use of such strategies as depth psychology and deconstruction. Original. UP.

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I welcome you to peruse a number of pages of my book (accessible by story title, by literary topic, etc.), or to read an interview with the author, by visiting the book's website at http://ucaswww.mcm.uc.edu/English/Holmes/sherlock.html --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A stimulating read 8 Oct 2000
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Format:Paperback
This is a book about reading - not just casual reading, but a considered form of reading employing techniques not unlike those of Sherlock Holmes himself.
The author takes a sample of the Holmesian Canon and subjects them to careful analysis to come up with sometimes surprising results. Atkinson describes his readings as "eccentric", a view which I must support. By drawing parallels between the stories and a variety of literary, pop cultural and religious matters, some far better known than others, Atkinson reveals sidelights on well-known stories which should delight many readers.
The book would be of interest to students of literary criticism or ardent Holmesians, and especially to those who are both.
My view: a good and stimulating read that encouraged me to re-read old favouites.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A stimulating read 29 April 2000
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Format:Hardcover
This is a book about reading - not just casual reading, but a considered form of reading employing techniques not unlike those of Sherlock Holmes himself.
The author takes a sample of the Holmesian Canon and subjects them to careful analysis to come up with sometimes surprising results. Atkinson describes his readings as "eccentric", a view which I must support. By drawing parallels between the stories and a variety of literary, pop cultural and religious matters, some far better known than others, Atkinson reveals sidelights on well-known stories which should delight many readers.
The book would be of interest to students of literary criticism or ardent Holmesians, and especially to those who are both.
My view: a good and stimulating read that encouraged me to re-read old favouites.
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