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Profile by Gaslight: An Irregular Reader About the Private Life of Sherlock Holmes

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Library Binding, 312 pages
Published 1944 by Simon and Schuster
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Apoorva
Feb 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
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A treasure trove of canonical and non-canonical Holmesiana for every Sherlockian. Some trivia I already knew; some I discovered through this.
I didn't need any further proof that SH fans have always been wacky, but here it is anyway.
"Here, though the world explode, these two survive
And it's always eighteen ninety five".
Some consulting detectives live-in with (and love) army doctors. In every reincarnation. And the faithful fandom obsesses over every detail of (and comes up with WEIRDASS theories
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Matt
Nov 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An essential early reader from 1944 featuring noted Sherlockians Vincent Starrett, Edgar W. Smith, Christopher Morley, W. S. Hall, Rex Stout, Julian Wolff, Dorothy L. Sayers, H. W. Bell, Elmer Davis and many more. Along with Starrett's 221B: Studies in Sherlock Holmes, Smith's Profile by Gaslight is often considered the main catalyst for the eventual creation (1946) of the Baker Street Journal. It will come as no surprise that this book is on the Shaw 100. ...more
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