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For Sale: The Sherlock Holmes Companion: An Elementary Guide by Daniel Smith
A beautiful and lavishly illustrated book on one of the greatest and most enduringly popular literary characters of all time: Sherlock Holmes.
Since it's original printing five years ago, we are re-issuing The Sherlock Holmes Companion with a full update of all the exciting detective developments from both the small and big screen as well as further details on all the major characters and locations.
Illustrated throughout with more than 150 pictures ranging from period engravings and book jackets to modern-day location shots and film stills from TV adaptations, this is a compendious guide to all the stories, their author and the enigmatic pipe-smoking creation at their heart.
Daniel Smith's witty and informed text provides plot summaries of every single Sherlock Holmes story, potted biographies of Holmes, Moriarty, Watson and of course Conan Doyle, and interviews with many original interviews with the actors who've played Holmes over the years.
This is a book aimed at both the Holmes aficionado and at the gift market - comprehensive and nostalgic while also rigorously critical and not afraid to rank the better Holmes stories against the lesser.
- Hardcover: 224 pages
- Publisher: Aurum Press Ltd; Updated edition (November 3, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1781314047
- ISBN-13: 978-1781314043
- Product Dimensions: 8 x 1 x 9.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
The Sherlock Holmes Companion
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As a collector of all things Sherlockian, I kept putting this book off. I kept telling myself I didn't really need another Sherlock companion book, but I'm weak when it comes to this sort of thing, caved in and bought it anyway. I'm glad I did! It's one of the nicer companion books I've seen. It's laid out nicely with a brief synopsis of each story as well as a history of both fictional and non-fictional characters & actors who have portrayed Holmes and Watson. I found the timeline in the beginning very useful. The images are really nice. Some of them were new to me. Overall I've found this to be an enjoyable compilation & a worthy addition to my collection. I think this would be a great place to start for anyone new to the Canon who discovered Sherlock from the excellent BBC production of the same name and wants to check out the original.
Great Introduction To Holmes' World
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This is great beginner book. There are lots of facts and trivia which effectively make this great bedside reading. I've always enjoyed Sherlock Holmes and this is great addition to my library. For those new to Holmes, this is a great way to add something to the stories and help with understanding the world the Great Detective moved through. Two thumbs up!
Excellent for anyone interested in Sherlock Holmes
This is really the best reference book for Sherlock Holmes. There is a synopsis of all the stories with info on Conan Doyle and all the major characters. A very enjoyable read!
Very good as a reference book to all the stories
Very good as a reference book to all the stories.two novels and athe actors who have portrayed SH. If you are afan of SH, you will want this book in your collection.
Very nice! In a very concise way
Very nice! In a very concise way, this book helps you to focus on the many small details you might otherwise glance by. I highly recommend this as a true companion for the Holmes fan
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Gave this to my daughter for Christmas. She watches Sherlock Holmes and Dr Who religiously on PBS. This is the perfect companion book to Sherlock Holmes.
Good summaries of many of the Holmes stories.
Excellent Read! A must have!
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Excellent Read! A must have for any Holmes affectionate. One of the best, most comprehensive books on the subject(and I have many). Beautiful hard cover binding, with wonderful color and B&W illustrations throughout. Very high quality. Highly recommended!
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This is a lovely glossy coffee-table-like book which contains synopses of all the Sherlock Holmes stories and novels (sans spoilers), but the big draw is the variety of illustrations: from the stories themselves (Sidney Paget and otherwise), covers of different Holmes editions (including an American paperback from the 1950s where the female character portrayed resembles a dance-hall girl from a saloon), playbills, movie and play posters, and more. You'll see William Gillette (who popularized Holmes' wearing of a deerstalker and smoking a calabash pipe, not Conan Doyle), Jeremy Brett, Basil Rathbone, etc. Also included are inserts by people who have had to do with Holmes, including both David Burke and Edward Hardwicke from the Brett series. Recommended for Holmes fans!
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