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Sherlock Holmes in Context - Crime Files (Hardback)
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Sherlock Holmes in Context - Crime Files (Hardback)

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Hardback 206 Pages / Published: 24/03/2017
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This book of interdisciplinary essays serves to situate the original Sherlock Holmes, and his various adaptations, in a contemporary cultural context. This collection is prompted by three main and related questions: firstly, why is Sherlock Holmes such an enduring and ubiquitous cultural icon; secondly, why is it that Sherlock Holmes, nearly 130 years after his birth, is enjoying such a spectacular renaissance; and, thirdly, what sort of communities, imagined or otherwise, have arisen around this figure since the most recent resurrections of Sherlock Holmes by popular media? Covering various media and genres (TV, film, literature, theatre) and scholarly approaches, this comprehensive collection offers cogent answers to these questions.

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9781137555946
Number of pages: 206
Weight: 3846 g
Dimensions: 210 x 148 x 14 mm
Edition: 1st ed. 2017


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"This collection is best for scholars interested in comparing Sherlock Holmes adaptations in their contexts to Sherlock Holmes in his canonical appearances. It is particularly strong for those studying the BBC's Sherlock." (Malcah Effron, cercles.com, June, 2018)

"Sherlock Holmes in Context covers topics not found in other books about Holmes and offers new insights into Sherlock and other adaptations. As part of Palgrave Macmillan's Crime Files series, this book should help scholars and fans (or those who are both at once) discover new interpretations of well-known stories, novels, films, and episodes and gain a deeper understanding of the multi-faceted Sherlock Holmes." (Lynnette Porter, English Literature in Transition 1880-1920, Vol. 61 (3), 2018)

"This was a very strong collection of essays, which were engagingly written, thought provoking and stimulating. They follow on well from one another, with essays often picking up similar themes from the previous one but discussing them in a different way. ... I definitely recommend this collection for fans of Sherlock Holmes ... ." (crossexaminingcrime, crossexaminingcrime.wordpress.com, May, 2017)

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