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The Science of Sherlock Holmes

Stewart Ross

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MICHAEL OMARA BOOKS
04 November 2020
Biography: literary; Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900 ; Fiction & Literature
Over the course of the nineteenth century, the reading public acquired a taste for the new genre of detective fiction. At the same time, science was transforming every aspect of human life. Arthur Conan Doyle, a young doctor and up-and-coming writer, brilliantly wove these two strands together to create detective fiction's most memorable and enduring character: Sherlock Holmes. Detailed yet eminently readable, The Science of Sherlock Holmes explores the life of Conan Doyle in the context of contemporary scientific achievement and the growing interest in detective fiction. It then looks briefly at the Sherlock Holmes stories, examining the hero's forensic method and his expertise in various branches of science, from geology to graphology. The book concludes by emphasising how Conan Doyle's stories contained enough science to make them appear real, convincing the average reader without overwhelming them.
By:   Stewart Ross
Imprint:   MICHAEL OMARA BOOKS
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 20mm
ISBN:   9781789292190
ISBN 10:   1789292190
Pages:   192
Publication Date:   04 November 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

As well as fiction and non-fiction titles, Stewart Ross has written prize-winning books for children (his book The Story of Scotland won the Saltire Society prize). He is a French speaker and teaches and directs plays in France; he also gives workshops and talks in the UK and further afield.

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