Illustrator Richard Clifton-Dey
Author W. S. Baring-Gould
Year 1975 (first published 1962)
THE GREATEST SLEUTH EVER KNOWN
Sherlock Holmes has become a legend, his very name synonymous with brilliant crime detection. Here is the first comprehensive biography of the man, written with scrupulous accuracy, thoroughness and a warm infectious enthusiasm. Tracing Holmes’s career, W. S. Baring-Gould has revealed many hitherto unknown facts: his parentage and early life, his somewhat erratic years at Oxford, Cambridge and Bart’s, as well as an interlude on the stage in Britain and America. Holmes’s little-known relationships with other celebrities of the time – including King Edward VII, Karl Marx, Lewis Carroll and Bernard Shaw – are put in the perspective of his mysterious ‘missing years.’
For those long acquainted with Holmes’s superb feats of detection and newcomers to the classic accounts of his exploits alike, Sherlock Holmes provides fascinating and unputdownable reading.
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