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Sherlock Holmes In America

Blackbeard, Bill

ISBN 10: 0810916096 / ISBN 13: 9780810916098
Published by Harry N. Abrams, 1981
Used Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Dust Jacket in Very Good condition. ; Foreword by Dean Dickensheet. ; 4to; 240 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 1376

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Title: Sherlock Holmes In America

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

Publication Date: 1981

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Edition.

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Sherlock Holmes in America is a treasure-house of long-hidden or -forgotten Sherlockian. Reprinted here are countless examples of fabled but long-unseen American Sherlockian art: story illustrations, comic strips and cartoons, motion picture advertisements, and business advertisements incorporating the Holmes image. Stories are included also - hilarious American burlesques of Arthur Conan Doyle's Great Detective; and there are critics' reviews of old and new Holmes stage productions and of the many Holmes films...gems of Holmes poetry...letters and news items...and serious Sherlockian commentary aplenty. CONTENTS Foreword: The American Profile of Sherlock Holmes by Dean Dickensheet Introduction: Dealings with the Firm of Calabash, Deerstalker, and Lens - The Image of Sherlock Holmes in Popular Art and Literature by Bill Blackbeard Story Illustrations Dramatic, Cinematic, and Radio Reviews and Advertisements The Holmes Image in Advertising Pseudo-Sherlockian Stories and Burlesques: I A Variety of Sherlockian Commentary Comic Strips and Cartoons Pseudo-Sherlockian Stories and Burlesques: II The Real, Right Thing: Arthur Conan Doyle's "The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor" Envoi An Index

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