RIVALS OF SHERLOCK HOLMES

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The Rivals Of Sherlock Holmes

Author : Nick Rennison
ISBN : 9781843440871
Genre : Fiction
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Sherlock Holmes is the most famous fictional detective ever created. The supremely rational sleuth and his dependable companion, Dr Watson, will forever be associated with the gaslit and smog-filled streets of late nineteenth and early twentieth century London. Yet Holmes and Watson were not the only ones solving mysterious crimes and foiling the plans of villainous masterminds in Victorian and Edwardian England. The years between 1890 and 1914 were a golden age for English magazines and most of them published crime and detective fiction. The startling success of the Holmes stories that appeared in The Strand magazine spawned countless imitators. This volume highlights some of those 'Rivals of Sherlock Holmes'
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The Rivals Of Sherlock Holmes

Author : Graeme Davis
ISBN : 1643130714
Genre : Fiction
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Today, the figure of Sherlock Holmes towers over detective fiction like a colossus--but it was not always so. Edgar Allan Poe's French detective Dupin, the hero of "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," anticipated Holmes' deductive reasoning by more than forty years with his "tales of ratiocination." In A Study in Scarlet, the first of Holmes' adventures, Doyle acknowledged his debt to Poe--and to Émile Gaboriau, whose thief-turned-detective Monsieur Lecoq debuted in France twenty years earlier.If "Rue Morgue" was the first true detective story in English, the title of the first full-length detective novel is more hotly contested. Two books by Wilkie Collins--The Woman in White (1859) and The Moonstone (1868)--are often given that honor, with the latter showing many of the features that came to identify the genre: a locked-room murder in an English country house; bungling local detectives outmatched by a brilliant amateur detective; a large cast of suspects and a plethora of red herrings; and a final twist before the truth is revealed. Others point to Mary Elizabeth Braddon's The Trail of the Serpent (1861) or Aurora Floyd (1862), and others still to The Notting Hill Mystery (1862-3) by the pseudonymous "Charles Felix."As the early years of detective fiction gave way to two separate golden ages--of hard-boiled tales in America and intricately-plotted, so-called "cozy" murders in Britain--the legacy of Sherlock Holmes, with his fierce devotion to science and logic, gave way to street smarts on the one hand and social insight on the other--but even though these new sub-genres went their own ways, their detectives still required the intelligence and clear-sightedness that characterized the earliest works of detective fiction: the trademarks of Sherlock Holmes, and of all the detectives featured in these pages.
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The Rivals Of Sherlock Holmes

Author : Stefan R. Dziemianowicz
ISBN : 1435160207
Genre : Detective and mystery stories, American
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This volume collects more than forty detective tales published in the same years that Sherlock Holmes earned his formidable reputation as the Great Detective. It includes stories by Edgar Allan Poe, Charles Dickens, Robert Louis Stevenson, and others that broke ground for the detective story, as well as featuring lady sleuths in stories by Wilkie Collins, Richard Marsh, Anna Katherine Green, and others. Also included are Sherlockian Satires and Homages, in the form of respectful and comic riffs on Sherlock Holmes and his methods by Henry, Bret Harte, Mark Twain, and others.
Category: Detective and mystery stories, American

More Rivals Of Sherlock Holmes

Author : Nick Rennison
ISBN : 0857302604
Genre : Fiction
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Sherlock Holmes was not the only solver of crimes to patrol the gaslit streets of late Victorian and Edwardian London. The years between 1890 and 1914 were the heyday of the English (and American) story magazines and their pages were filled with platoons of private detectives, police officers and eccentric criminologists. These were the rivals of Sherlock Holmes, and this second anthology of stories highlights 15 of them: Mr. Booth created by Herbert Keen, Max Carrados created by Ernest Bramah, Florence Cusack created by L. T. Meade and Robert Eustace John Dollar, "The Crime Doctor" created by E. W. Hornung, Dick Donovan created by J. E. Preston Muddock, Horace Dorrington created by Arthur Morrison, Martin Hewitt created by Arthur Morrison, Judith Lee created by Richard Marsh, Madelyn Mack created by Hugh Cosgro Weir, Lady Molly of Scotland Yard created by Baroness Orczy, Addington Peace created by Fletcher Robinson, Mark Poignand and Kala Persad created by Headon Hill, John Pym created by David Christie Murray, Christopher Quarles created by Percy Brebner, and John Thorndyke created by R. Austin Freeman.
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East Wind Coming

Author : Yuichi Hirayama
ISBN : 9781780923819
Genre : Fiction
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East meets West as one of the most talented British Sherlockian scholars, John Hall and a Japanese member of the Baker Street Irregulars, Hirayama Yuichi argue important Sherlockian questions. One offers the other three questions, and the other answers them with all their Sherlockian knowledge. They are serious Sherlockian battles between an English Knight and Japanese samurai! This volume also includes Hirayama's Sherlockian papers published in The Musgraves, The Baker Street Journal, The Canadian Holmes and The Shoso-in Bulletin.
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After Sherlock Holmes

Author : LeRoy Lad Panek
ISBN : 9781476618104
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The appearance of Sherlock Holmes in The Strand Magazine in 1891 began a stampede of writers who wanted to emulate, build upon or even satirize Arthur Conan Doyle’s work. This book explores the development of detective fiction during the critical period between Conan Doyle’s creation of Holmes and the advent of the Golden Age of the detective story during World War I. Both British and American detective writers of the period are surveyed—as well as writers who turned to gentleman burglars and master criminals.
Category: Literary Criticism