"The greatest book about Sherlock Holmes that has ever been written!" That's what Julian Wolff, legendary leader of The Baker Street Irregulars, wrote about The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes. Its publication in 1933 inspired and motivated those kindred spirits to come together as The Baker Street Irregulars. In his introduction to this edition, Ray Betzner writes "The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes gave a permanent profile to the playful examination of the Holmes stories by blending literary criticism, historical analysis and childlike imagination with adult wish fulfillment. More than that, Private Life became a rallying point for those who dabbled in this playful criticism, encouraging others to make their Holmes devotion public. Over the years, it remained a beloved favorite and cornerstone work in any Holmes collection. Much of what has been written about Sherlock Holmes in the intervening 75 years can trace its roots back to this one book." Featuring a beautiful cloth binding and dust jacket, this enhanced 75th Anniversary Edition adds scholarly commentary and appreciation to a complete facsimile of the rare, original 1933 first edition. Crack the cover of this magical book and experience first-hand how generations of Sherlockians have been transported to "that romantic chamber of the heart, where it is always 1895."
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Starrett's book is the classic on Sherlock Holmes, and the one book that every fan of the detective should, uh, consult. The Wessex Press edition...is beautifully done. ---- Michael Dirda, Pulitzer Prize Winning Washington Post 'Book World' Columnist
What a treasure! If you love Sherlock Holmes, you must get this. And if you haven't yet caught the Sherlockian fever, The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes will certainly give it to you. Bravo to Ray Betzner, who worked so diligently to make this edition of Starrett's book a reality. ---- Wally Conger
Classic. ---- Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
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Book Description Book Condition: New. Pages lightly tanned due to age. Brand new copy. Ships fast secure, expedited available!. Bookseller Inventory # 3UBDHI0008H9
Book Description Pinnacle Books, 1975. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110523006950
Book Description Pinnacle Books, 1975. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0523006950
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