An Elementary Guide
Hardback 224pp Illustrated 235x188mm
9781781314043   Product Code: 24032
In an illustrated guide to the Great Detective as both literary character and cultural phenomenon, Smith provides synopses of all four novels and 56 short stories (without giving away the endings), and profiles Arthur Conan Doyle and other figures - real and fictional - in the history of Holmes. The book includes interviews with actors who have portrayed Holmes and Watson on film, radio and television and chapters on themes including the stories' original illustrator, Sidney Paget, and the detective's literary lineage.