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Author Vanacker, Sabine

Title Sherlock Holmes and Conan Doyle : multi-media afterlives / Sabine Vanacker and Catherine Wynne
Published Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013


Description 1 online resource (xiii, 220 pages)
Contents Introduction; C. Wynne -- The Case of the Multiplying Millions: Sherlock Holmes in Advertising; A.J. Field -- Sherlock Holmes and the Politics of Adaptation; N. McCaw -- 'Open the window, then!': Filmic Interpretation of Gothic Conventions in Brian Mills's The Hound of the Baskervilles; T. Scarborough -- The Curious Case of the Kingdom of Shadows: The Transmogrification of Sherlock Holmes in the Cinematic Imagination; H.O'Brien -- Sherlock Holmes, Italian Anarchists and Torpedoes: The Case of a Manuscript Recovered in Italy; C. Capancioni -- Sherlock's Progress Through History: Feminist Revisions of Holmes; S. Vanacker -- Sherlock Holmes Reloaded: Holmes: Videogames and Multiplicity; S. Mukherjee -- Sherlock Holmes Version 2.0: Adapting Doyle in the Twenty-First Century; B. Nicol -- The Strange Case of the Scientist Who Believed in Spiritualism; A. Lycett -- Channelling the Past: Arthur & George in Neo-Victorian Biography; P. Pulham -- Arthur Conan Doyle's Appearances as a Detective in Historical Crime Fiction; J.S. Palmer -- Sherlock Holmes in Fairyland: The Afterlife of Arthur Conan Doyle; C. Bloom
Summary Sherlock Holmes gripped the public imagination in the 1890s after Arthur Conan Doyle's stories were serialized in "The Strand Magazine". The sleuth's appeal, however, extends well beyond the parameters of his fictional time. Sherlock Holmes is an iconic figure who has, over the course of the twentieth and twenty-first century, been immortalized in literary and film adaptations. Doyle himself increasingly appears as a fictional figure in contemporary novels and films that often confuse the boundaries between the historical and the fictional. This book explores and celebrates this continuing cultural phenomenon. Both Holmes and Doyle engage the dominant questions of their time as well as ours ₆ of order and chaos, stability and instability, materialism and spirituality. As demonstrated by the re-imagining of Holmes by each successive generation, and the more recent fictionalisation of Doyle, these figures continue to simultaneously shape and disturb our culture and consciousness
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Doyle, Arthur Conan, 1859-1930 -- Adaptations
Doyle, Arthur Conan, 1859-1930 -- Influence
Holmes, Sherlock -- In mass media.
Holmes, Sherlock
Doyle, Arthur Conan, 1859-1930
Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers -- English.
Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900 -- English.
Literary studies: from c 1900 -- English.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh.
Holmes, Sherlock in mass media
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Genre/Form Adaptations
Form Electronic book
Author Wynne, Catherine, 1971-
ISBN 9781137291561