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The Resource The man who would be Sherlock : the real-life adventures of Arthur Conan Doyle, Christopher Sandford

The man who would be Sherlock : the real-life adventures of Arthur Conan Doyle, Christopher Sandford

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The man who would be Sherlock : the real-life adventures of Arthur Conan Doyle
Title
The man who would be Sherlock
Title remainder
the real-life adventures of Arthur Conan Doyle
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Sandford
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Though best known for the fictional cases of his creation Sherlock Holmes, Conan Doyle was involved in dozens of real life cases, solving many, and ... campaigning for justice in all. Stanford ... makes the case that the details of the many events Doyle was involved in, and caricatures of those involved, would provide Conan Doyle the fodder for many of the adventures of the violin-playing detective"--Publisher marketing
  • "When Arthur Conan Doyle was a lonely 7-year-old schoolboy at pre-prep Newington Academy in Edinburgh, a French émigré named Eugene Chantrelle was engaged there to teach Modern Languages. A few years later, Chantrelle would be hanged for the particularly grisly murder of his wife, marking the beginning of Conan Doyle's own association with some of the bloodiest crimes of the Victorian and Edwardian eras. This early link between actual crime and the greatest detective story writer of all time is one of many. Conan Doyle would also go on to play a leading role in the notorious case of the young Anglo-Indian lawyer George Edalji, convicted and imprisoned as the 'mad ripper' who supposedly prowled the fields around his Staffordshire home by night looking for animals to mutilate; and the equally chilling story of Oscar Slater and his alleged murder of an elderly spinster as she sat in her Glasgow home one winter's night in 1908, a crime with a spectacular denouement 18 years later. Using freshly available evidence and eyewitness testimony, Christopher Sandford follows these links and draws out the connections between Conan Doyle's literary output and factual criminality, a pattern that will enthrall and surprise the legions of Sherlock Holmes fans. In a sense, Conan Doyle wanted to be Sherlock--to be a man who could bring order and justice to a terrible world."--
Summary
The acclaimed biographer and author of Masters of Mystery reveals how Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's real-life experiences with detective work, justice advocacy, drug addiction and music shaped the creation of his famous fictional character
Assigning source
Dust jacket
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10746286
Cataloging source
PUL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
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Sandford, Christopher
Dewey number
  • 823/.8
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PR4623
LC item number
.S26 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Doyle, Arthur Conan
  • Doyle, Arthur Conan
  • Holmes, Sherlock
  • Chantrelle, Eugene
  • Doyle, Arthur Conan
  • Holmes, Sherlock
  • Authors, Scottish
  • Authors, Scottish
  • Authors, Scottish
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary Figures
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Mystery & Detective
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the real-life adventures of Arthur Conan Doyle
Label
The man who would be Sherlock : the real-life adventures of Arthur Conan Doyle, Christopher Sandford
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 310-312) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The doll and its maker -- 'The darkness of Doyle's mind' -- Duet with an occasional chorus -- The creeping man -- 'You never forget the first nick of the razor' -- The lost world -- A case of identity -- 'As brutal and callous a crime as has ever been recorded' -- Is Conan Doyle mad? -- The final problem
Control code
21648000
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
316 pages, 8 pages of unnumbered plates
Isbn
9781250079565
Lccn
2018027165
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
99978862685
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1016980176
Label
The man who would be Sherlock : the real-life adventures of Arthur Conan Doyle, Christopher Sandford
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 310-312) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The doll and its maker -- 'The darkness of Doyle's mind' -- Duet with an occasional chorus -- The creeping man -- 'You never forget the first nick of the razor' -- The lost world -- A case of identity -- 'As brutal and callous a crime as has ever been recorded' -- Is Conan Doyle mad? -- The final problem
Control code
21648000
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
316 pages, 8 pages of unnumbered plates
Isbn
9781250079565
Lccn
2018027165
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
99978862685
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1016980176

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