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Sherlock Holmes: In His Own Words and in the Words of Those Who Knew Him

by Barry Day

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Epigraph
Only those things the heart believes are true...

A yellow fog swirls past the window-pane
As night descends upon this fabled street:
A lonely hansom splashes through the rain,
And ghostly gas lamps fail at twenty feet.
Here, though the world explodes, these two survive,
And it is always eighteen ninety-five.

Vincent Starrett
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To Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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It Surprises man people to learn that more has been written about Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson in one century than about Shakespeare in four.
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"'Come, Watson, come!' he cried. 'The game is afoot'" - The Abbey Grange
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A biography of the greatest detective who ever "lived".
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0878332979, Hardcover)

A series of first-hand accounts of the famed author's life, Holmes offers a unique perspective on the creator of Detective Sherlock Holmes.

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"Day's response to that intriguing question is Sherlock Holmes, a "biography" that draws from the sleuth's own recollections, utterances, and writings to narrate his life and career - from his obscure childhood, through his celebrated Baker Street years, to his last cases and "demise." Also amply presented are the views of Holmes's confederates (brother Mycroft, the stalwart Dr. Watson, and Inspector Lestrade of Scotland Yard) and his foes (the murderous Dr. Grimesby Roylott, Colonel Sebastian Moran, "the second most dangerous man in London," and, of course, Holmes's nemesis, Professor Moriarty)." "Day uses Doyle's complete writings on Holmes (including several unpublished stories), as well as sixty illustrations, to create a distinctive portrait of the living man behind the Holmes legend: his passions, his limitations, and his unbounded brilliance."--BOOK JACKET."Arguably the most famous character in literature, Sherlock Holmes refuses to die. Even his creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, could not kill him. Since his first appearance in print in 1887, Sherlock Holmes has become more like a historical figure than a literary creation. Holmes aficionado Barry Day asks the question, "What if Holmes were not just an invention of Doyle's imagination, but an actual person, a genius of deductive reasoning who lived an astounding and influential life?"".… (more)

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