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The Resource From Holmes to Sherlock : the story of the men and women who created an icon, Mattias Bostrom ; translated by Michael Gallagher

From Holmes to Sherlock : the story of the men and women who created an icon, Mattias Bostrom ; translated by Michael Gallagher

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From Holmes to Sherlock : the story of the men and women who created an icon
Title
From Holmes to Sherlock
Title remainder
the story of the men and women who created an icon
Statement of responsibility
Mattias Bostrom ; translated by Michael Gallagher
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • swe
  • eng
Summary
"Everyone knows Sherlock Holmes. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle created a unique literary character who has remained popular for over a century and is appreciated more than ever today. But what made this fictional character, dreamed up by a small-town English doctor in the 1880s, into such a lasting success, despite the author's own attempt to escape his invention? In From Holmes to Sherlock, Swedish author and Sherlock Holmes expert Mattias Bostrom recreates the full story behind the legend for the first time. From a young Arthur Conan Doyle sitting in a Scottish lecture hall taking notes on his medical professor's powers of observation to the pair of modern-day fans who brainstormed the idea behind the TV sensation Sherlock, from the publishing world's first literary agent to the Georgian princess who showed up at the Conan Doyle estate and altered a legacy, the narrative follows the men and women who have created and perpetuated the myth. It includes tales of unexpected fortune, accidental romance, and inheritances gone awry, and tells of the actors, writers, readers, and other players who have transformed Sherlock Holmes from the gentleman amateur of the Victorian era to the odd genius of today. Told in fast-paced, novelistic prose, From Holmes to Sherlock is a singular celebration of the most famous detective in the world -- a must-read for newcomers and experts alike"--
Member of
Writing style
Award
Agatha Award for Best Nonfiction, 2017.
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10572876
Cataloging source
DLC
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1971-
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Boström, Mattias
Dewey number
823/.8
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
Language note
First published in Swedish with the title Från Holmes till Sherlock (Stockholm : Piratförlaget, 2013)
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1978-
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Gallagher, Michael
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True
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  • Doyle, Arthur Conan
  • Doyle, Arthur Conan
  • Holmes, Sherlock
  • Doyle, Arthur Conan
  • Doyle, Arthur Conan
  • Holmes, Sherlock
  • Detective and mystery stories
  • Authors, Scottish
  • Authors, Scottish
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Authors, Scottish
  • Detective and mystery stories
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the story of the men and women who created an icon
Label
From Holmes to Sherlock : the story of the men and women who created an icon, Mattias Bostrom ; translated by Michael Gallagher
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Publication
Note
"This book was originally published in a shorter version in Swedish"--CIP post-chapter, "Author's thanks."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1822327
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First hardcover edition.
Extent
597 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780802126603
Lccn
2016056250
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780802126603
  • (OCoLC)982448353
Label
From Holmes to Sherlock : the story of the men and women who created an icon, Mattias Bostrom ; translated by Michael Gallagher
Publication
Note
"This book was originally published in a shorter version in Swedish"--CIP post-chapter, "Author's thanks."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1822327
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First hardcover edition.
Extent
597 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780802126603
Lccn
2016056250
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780802126603
  • (OCoLC)982448353

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