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Sherlock Holmes: The Man Who Never Lived And Will Never Die

Sherlock Holmes: The Man Who Never Lived And Will Never Die [Kindle Edition]

Other , Alex Werner
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A portrait of Sherlock Holmes, illustrated with stunning archive photography and produced in association with the Museum of London

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Ever since his creation, Sherlock Holmes has enthralled readers. Our perception of him and his faithful companion, Dr Watson, has been shaped by a long line of film, TV and theatre adaptations. This richly illustrated book, compiled by Alex Werner, Head of History Collections at the Museum of London, is an essential guide to the great fictional detective and his world. Using the museum's unrivalled collections of photographs, paintings and original artefacts, it illuminates the capital city that inspired the Sherlock Holmes stories, in particular its fogs, Hansom cabs, criminal underworld, famous landmarks and streets.

Accompanying the landmark exhibition at the Museum of London, the first since 1951, this book explores how Arthur Conan Doyle's creation of Sherlock Holmes has transcended literature and continues to attract audiences to this day. Authoritatively written by leading experts, headed by Sir David Cannadine, this thought-provoking companion sheds new light on the famous sleuth and reveals the truth behind the fiction, over 125 years after the first Sherlock Holmes story was written.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 141316 KB
  • Print Length: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Ebury Digital (23 Oct 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0091958725
  • ISBN-13: 978-0091958725
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #43,220 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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When I received a review copy of the catalogue of/companion book to the Sherlock Holmes exhibition at the Museum of London, my first impression was that it is impossibly pretty. I know, that’s not a particularly objective comment, but it’s true. It’s a beautiful book; and an absolute must have for any fan/aficionado/lover of Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle and Victorian and Edwardian London!

The cover itself is amazing and once you open it, you find a map of London from 1880 inside. The modern look of the cover stands in stark contrast to the map inside and once you start to turn the pages, you find yourself in nineteenth century London. Almost every single one of the 255 pages feature an image and information on different aspects of Sherlock Holmes and his world.

Each chapter focusses on a different aspect of Sherlock Holmes and his world – from the creation of and inspirations for the character, the London of Sherlock Holmes, Sherlock Holmes, the illustrations by Sidney Paget and the Strand Magazine all the way to Sherlock Holmes in cinema and television. Each chapter is illustrated with the original illustrations of the Sherlock Holmes stories by Paget, contemporary photographs, newspaper clippings and art.

The book offers an insight into the history of the late nineteenth century, the rapid development of London and Arthur Conan Doyle’s connection to the great metropolis. Accompanied by photographs, paintings and drawings, the introductory chapter by David Cannadine highlights Arthur Conan Doyle’s connection to London as well as the historical, social, political and geographical issues Doyle’s work and specifically the Sherlock Holmes stories touch on.
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