“The Adventure of the Defenestrated Princess”, and I found that she knew what she was doing This sounded like Watson telling us a story, which was exactly what I wanted Other volumes followed, more in the MX series, and also a number of ...
Author: Jay Ganguly
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are no strangers to peculiar cases. Be it the dilemma of an Indian princess on the run, perfectly healthy people dropping dead as divine punishment, being challenged to a duel, a heartbroken and suicidal young man, a beautiful woman claiming to be Mrs. Holmes, a little boy who loves his dog, an old Scottish ghost that traditionally haunts husbands of pregnant women - there is very little they haven’t seen (and solved). But, besides regular adventures, there are quite a few questions - Where was Holmes during the Great Hiatus? How was Sherlock Holmes as a child? Who was ‘the most repellent man’? What happened after ‘The Five Orange Pips’? What ingenious crime did Holmes solve by observing ‘the depth which the parsley had sunk into the butter upon a hot day’? A Continuum of Sherlock Holmes brings together a baker’s dozen of such stories. These are all traditional-style pastiches published in various anthologies from 2015 - 2020, including the MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories. Jayantika Ganguly, better known as Jay, is an international Sherlockian from India who believes there can never be enough Sherlockian stories.
A Continuum of Sherlock Holmes brings together a baker's dozen of such stories. These are all traditional-style pastiches published in various anthologies from 2015 - 2020, including the MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories.
Author: Jay Ganguly
Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are no strangers to peculiar cases. Be it the dilemma of an Indian princess on the run, perfectly healthy people dropping dead as divine punishment, being challenged to a duel, a heartbroken and suicidal young man, a beautiful woman claiming to be Mrs. Holmes, a little boy who loves his dog, an old Scottish ghost that traditionally haunts husbands of pregnant women - there is very little they haven't seen (and solved). But, besides regular adventures, there are quite a few questions - Where was Holmes during the Great Hiatus? How was Sherlock Holmes as a child? Who was 'the most repellent man'? What happened after 'The Five Orange Pips'? What ingenious crime did Holmes solve by observing 'the depth which the parsley had sunk into the butter upon a hot day'? A Continuum of Sherlock Holmes brings together a baker's dozen of such stories. These are all traditional-style pastiches published in various anthologies from 2015 - 2020, including the MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories. Jayantika Ganguly, better known as Jay, is an international Sherlockian from India who believes there can never be enough Sherlockian stories.
D. is best known to children for her nature books , particularly books about plants . ... 7 , 1975 MARY ARIAIL BROUGHTON come the inspiration for the character of Sherlock Holmes , master detective of fiction . Joseph Bell was a surgeon ...
Author: Bernice E. Cullinan
Publisher: A&C Black
Category: Literary Criticism
Provides articles covering children's literature from around the world as well as biographical and critical reviews of authors including Avi, C.S. Lewis, J.K. Rowling, and Anno Mitsumasa.
AHistory ofNarrative Film.3rd edn. ... TheBaker StreetFile:A Guideto the Appearance and Habits of Sherlock Holmes andDr Watson, Specially Prepared for the Granada Television Series. ... London: Continuum. —— 2002.
Author: S. Vanacker
Category: Literary Criticism
Sherlock Holmes is an iconic figure within cultural narratives. More recently, Conan Doyle has also appeared as a fictional figure in contemporary novels and films, confusing the boundaries between fiction and reality. This collection investigates how Holmes and Doyle have gripped the public imagination to become central figures of modernity.
From the sequence he excludes the frame - tale and the composition of mere stories around a protagonist , like Doyle's Adventures of Sherlock Holmes . As examples of cycles he lists Dubliners , Winesburg , Ohio , and The Pastures of ...
Author: Rolf Lundén
Category: Literary Criticism
This book discusses the American short story composite, or short story cycle, a neglected form of writing consisting of autonomous stories interlocking into a whole. The critical work done on this genre has so far focused on the closural strategies of the composites, on how unity is accomplished in these texts. This study takes into consideration, to a greater degree than earlier criticism, the short story composite as an open work, emphasizing the tension between the independent stories and the unified work, between the discontinuity and fragmentation, on the one hand, and the totalizing strategies, on the other. The discussion of the genre is illustrated with references to numerous American short story composites.
To take three recent examples, of merchandise, currently widely available in the UK: I'd suggest that Gibson Games' '221B Baker Street: Consulting Detective' board game does expand the Sherlock Holmes story-world by presenting pastiche ...
Author: Benjamin Poore
Category: Performing Arts
This book investigates the development of Sherlock Holmes adaptations in British theatre since the turn of the millennium. Sherlock Holmes has become a cultural phenomenon all over again in the twenty-first century, as a result of the television series Sherlock and Elementary, and films like Mr Holmes and the Guy Ritchie franchise starring Robert Downey Jr. In the light of these new interpretations, British theatre has produced timely and topical responses to developments in the screen Sherlocks’ stories. Moreover, stage Sherlocks of the last three decades have often anticipated the knowing, metafictional tropes employed by screen adaptations. This study traces the recent history of Sherlock Holmes in the theatre, about which very little has been written for an academic readership. It argues that the world of Sherlock Holmes is conveyed in theatre by a variety of games that activate new modes of audience engagement.
Her first Sherlock Holmes novel, A Continuum of Sherlock Holmes, is due for release in mid 2021. ... An award-winning writer, her short story 'The Adventure of the Lazarus Child' features in Sherlock Holmes: The Australian Casebook ...
Author: Narrelle M Harris
Publisher: Clan Destine Press
'Well, I have a trade of my own. I suppose I am the only one in the world. I'm a consulting detective, if you can understand what that is.' - Sherlock Holmes to Dr John Watson, A Study in Scarlet. Since his first appearance in 1887, Sherlock Holmes has been the quintessential English sleuth, alongside his loyal companion and biographer, Doctor John Watson. But what if they had come from some other place in the world, or another time? How would they differ from Conan Doyle's creations? How similar might they remain? Holmes and Watson are herein re-imagined in new cultural contexts, in different genders and sexualities, and in stories rich in foreign detail that still reflect their origins. Fourteen writers with cultural or historic expertise explore the possibilities in stories set in Germany, C17th England, Ireland, Australia, South Africa, Russia, India, Poland, USA, Ancient Egypt, Viking Iceland, and even the entire world. You will discover how the Great Detective remains singular in every world!
“The Limitations of Sherlock Holmes,” in Baker Street Studies , H. W. Bell, ed. New York : Otto Penzler Books . Rennison , N. 2005. Sherlock Holmes: The ... Armchair Companion to Sherlock Holmes . New York : Continuum Publishing .
Author: James O'Brien
Publisher: Oxford University Press
In The Scientific Sherlock Holmes, James O'Brien provides an in-depth look at Holmes's use of science in his investigations.
Aside from reading all of the Sherlock Holmes stories, I also read Dickens, Thackeray, Collins, a bit of Trollope from time to time, as well as Wilde ... Regardless of where he is on the time continuum, he is a modern man and visionary.
Author: Alexandra Kitty
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
Sherlock Holmes has been a beloved character from his first story, and his mystique endures to the modern age in print, on screen - but he has had a long life in the theatre as well. Where did it begin? What are the themes, stories, and characterizations that make his stage presence unique and just as enduring? Follow his trail on the stage as author Alexandra Kitty curates his fascinating theatrical world throughout the decades: from unlikely Off-Broadway musicals to lauded slapstick comedies, to more traditional and gripping portrayals of his iconic stories and new incarnations. How does the world’s greatest detective fare in the theatre? The results are always shocking, but never disappointing.
The Sherlock Holmes stories deal with a wide variety of cases: swindling, family dramas, espionage, crimes of passion, politically motivated criminal enterprises and so on. Moreover, these affairs are distributed over a continuum that ...
Author: Luc Boltanski
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Social Science
The detective story, focused on inquiries, and in its wake the spy novel, built around conspiracies, developed as genres in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. During the same period, psychiatry was inventing paranoia, sociology was devising new forms of causality to explain the social lives of individuals and groups and political science was shifting the problematics of paranoia from the psychic to the social realm and seeking to explain historical events in terms of conspiracy theories. In each instance, social reality was cast into doubt. We owe the project of organizing and unifying this reality for a particular population and territory to the nation-state as it took shape at the end of the nineteenth century. Thus the figure of conspiracy became the focal point for suspicions concerning the exercise of power. Where does power really lie, and who actually holds it? The national authorities that are presumed to be responsible for it, or other agencies acting in the shadows - bankers, anarchists, secret societies, the ruling class? Questions of this kind provided the scaffolding for political ontologies that banked on a doubly distributed reality: an official but superficial reality and its opposite, a deeper, hidden, threatening reality that was unofficial but much more real. Crime fiction and spy fiction, paranoia and sociology - more or less concomitant inventions - had in common a new way of problematizing reality and of working through the contradictions inherit in it. The adventures of the conflict between these two realities - superficial versus real - provide the framework for this highly original book. Through an exploration of the work of the great masters of detective stories and spy novels - G.K. Chesterton, Arthur Conan Doyle, John Le Carré and Graham Greene among others - Boltanski shows that these works of fiction and imagination tell us something fundamental about the nature of modern societies and the modern state.