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The Standard Doyle Company: Christopher Morley on Sherlock Holmes
The cult of Sherlock Holmes and its organizational centerpiece, The Baker Street Irregulars, were products of the fertile mind of Christopher Morley (1890-1957), one of the most versatile and prolific writers of the first half of the twentieth century. Novelist, essayist, columnist, Book-of-the-Month Club judge, poet, panelist, and promoter, Morley was an avid exponent of ...more
Hardcover, 429 pages
Published January 1st 1993 by Fordham University Press
(first published January 1st 1990)
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These writings about the 'canon', different tangential elements associated with the canon and its interpretations, lots of whimsical titbits, occasional poems, and general musings, are wonders of forgotten ages. At the time when Morley had been writing these pieces in his unique style, where fact, astute observations and gentle humour intermingled with awe for ACD's storytelling, the madness surrounding Sherlock Holmes was restricted to a few, compared to the present-day situation. These writing ...more