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Sherlock Holmes: The Man Who Never Lived And Will Never Die

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Over 150 stunning archive photographs and paintings illustrate this mesmerising guide to London, seen through the eyes of Arthur Conan Doyle and his most famous character. Ever since his creation, Sherlock Holmes has continued to enthrall his readers and audiences: he is the world's favourite fiction detective and is indelibly linked to London. From the handsome cabs ...more
Hardcover, 255 pages
Published October 9th 2014 by Ebury Press (first published October 2nd 2014)
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Peter
Feb 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
After reading 'White Fire' by Douglas Preston/Lincoln Child I had to turn back to the real Sherlock Holmes and its author. Here you find many superb photos and pictures of famous London places. Besides there is much material on Doyle in London, reference to the Bohemian character, many maps and landmarks. A splendid volume! Must read for every Holmes, Doyle and London fan.
Daina Valeine
Mar 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Briljanta grāmata 19. gadsimta Londonas un Šerloka Holmsa cienītājiem! Aizraujošas fotogrāfijas no 19. gs Londonas dzīves, Konana - Doila mājvietas, Holmsa atainojums grāmatās, teātrī, filmās; raksti, vēstures liecības u.c. Viens no interesantākajiem man likās autentiskais "Strand" 1892. gada raksts "Diena ar Konanu Doilu" ar rakstnieka mājvietas un ģimenes foto, kā arī doktora Džozefa Bella vēstule par to, kā viņš vērtē savu saistību - sevi kā Šerloka Holmsa prototipu.

Visumā - īsta dārgumu
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Andrea
Jan 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was fortunate enough to see the Sherlock Holmes Exhibition at the Museum of London in October 2014. It was a fantastic experience and one I'll always treasure. This book, the official companion to the exhibition, is filled with excellent essays, including some on the histories of both Sherlock Holmes and London and the many stage/screen/book adaptations over the years. If you love Sherlock Holmes and London, you will love this book.
Siri Olsen
Jul 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Sherlock Holmes: The Man Who Never Lived And Will Never Die is a compilation of several shorter analyses and monographs on Sherlock Holmes and the late-Victorian society of which he was a part, spanning such subjects as depictions of late-Victorian London in contemporary art and Bohemianism. I found it an insightful, well-written and very entertaining read, diverting from the usual Sherlock Holmes analyses by focusing a whole lot more on society and culture than on fictional biography. As such, ...more
Roger Woods
Sep 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
When the excellent Museum of London curated a special exhibition about Sherlock Holmes I expected this 2014 volume to be an illustrated guidebook. In fact it is a large volume of 256 pages of illustrated articles about many aspects of Sherlock Holmes by several distinguished contributors compiled by Alex Werner curator of the exhibition. A substantial edition to Sherlock Holmes scholarship it is a most excellent read containing much analysis and profusely illustrated. It is just a pity that I ...more
Blasr
Aug 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
I really wanted to rate it 3.5*.

It is a tie-in to the 2014/5 exhibition "Sherlock Homes - The Man Who Never Lived and Will Never Die" by The Museum of London. Given the sponsor, it is inevitable much of the book is about London.

Must admit I found the Preface (pp 7-12) and the Introduction (pp 13-56) overly long.

But there is some good research in the book and there are varied and excellent illustrations.
Esther
Nov 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
Picked this book up in an Oxfam book shop when I was on holiday in Bristol, super interesting read! Amazing pictures from the original Sherlock Holmes stories published in the Strand Magazine.
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