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Over a century since his first appearance in print, Sherlock Holmes remains an iconic figure today. This unique companion is a collector's dream, allowing fans to delve into the criminal environment of foggy, gas-lit Victorian London--the world of the all-time greatest detective. The book brings to life the elements of Holmes's success, the crime scene of his day, his history in film and television, and the present-day Holmes legacy. Featured throughout are famous figures such as Holmes's faithful sidekick, Dr. Watson; his nemesis, Professor Moriarity; and Sherlock Holmes creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Filled with more than 150 images--many of the works by the great original illustrators of Conan Doyle's stories--this volume presents an excellent mix of information to satisfy legions of Holmes collectors, mystery fans, and historians fascinated by a bygone era.
This is the official book of the Sherlock Holmes Museum at 221B Baker Street, London.
- Hardcover: 192 pages
- Publisher: Chartwell Books; Reprint edition (December 2, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0785830200
- ISBN-13: 978-0785830207
- Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 0.9 x 11.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds
The Mysterious World of Sherlock Holmes
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Lavishly illustrated, The Mysterious World of Sherlock Holmes is a companion guide to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Great Detective.
Not Comprehensive, But Enlightening & Interesting
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Though Wexler's very visual book does not explain every detail from Holmes' cases, it definitely makes a good companion to them. Upon ordering the book I assumed the pictures would be small and/or sparse throughout. I was very mistaken, as the book is littered with large, full color pictures and illustrations. Some of Paget's illustrations from the original mysteries are included in very striking full color, as well as actual photographs and pictures from Holme's time. Additionally, I was impressed by a section devoted to Holmes' personal items such as his deerstalker hat, pipe, and magnifying glass. The book would be excellent for a Holmes devotee or a beginning reader of the stories.
Good overview for both new and old Holmes fans
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I've seen plenty of Holmes books over the years, but I found this one better than most for giving me a feel for time in which Holmes "lived." Wexler does a good job of describing the growing populace of London and the challenges that brought, giving a history of the metropolitan police, and has plenty of photos showing places, people, and even weapons of the day. The section on Holmes on screen is cursory, and not much can be added to Doyle's biography compared to what has been done, but overall any Holmes fan should like having this book around. New Holmes fans will benefit from the general overview as well.
this is a great read.
Bruce Wexler created a marvelous compendium of all things "Sherlock." He gives lots of historical information about Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the time period, publications, and lots more. For all things Sherlock Holmes, this is a great read.
Whether nine or ninety, this is a perfect addition to the Sherlockian's collection as well as any other overstuffed bookshelf. Lots of references to the greatest detective that has ever been in exsistance in the writing world. Received this in wonderful condition and in quick timing, I am very very pleased.
One person found this helpful.
As noted in other reviews, the text contains occasional errors, mostly of the proofreading sort, but the large format photographs and illustrations, plus the overview of all things Holmesian make this work a real pleasure. An entertaining and fun experience that is great for the casual fan or those newly acquainted with the Sherlock stories.
Colorful, Entertaining Guide to Sherlock Holmes!
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Bruce Wexler and Courage books combine talents to produce this colorful, wide-ranging guide to the life and times of history's most famous fictional detective. Published in 2008, it should delight Sherlock Holmes fans around the world.