By Arthur Conan Doyle
Publish yr note: First released in 2005
The book of Leslie S. Klinger's magnificent new annotations of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's vintage Holmes brief tales in 2004 created a Holmes sensation. to be had back in an attractively-priced version just like the 1st, other than this variation has no outer slipcase (Volume One is out there separately).
Inside, readers will locate the entire brief tales from The go back of Sherlock Holmes, His final Bow and The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes, with a cornucopia of insights: newcomers will make the most of Klinger's insightful biographies of Holmes, Watson, and Conan Doyle; background enthusiasts will enjoy the wealth of Victorian literary and cultural information; Sherlockian enthusiasts will puzzle over tantalizing new theories; artwork fanatics will thrill to the 450-plus illustrations, which make this the main lavishly illustrated variation of the Holmes stories ever produced. the recent Annotated Sherlock Holmes illuminates the undying genius of Arthur Conan Doyle for a completely new new release of readers.
Anthony Award Nominee for top serious Nonfiction (2006)
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90 89 Maurice Renault, “En bavardant avec Léo Malet,” Magazine littéraire 21 (1949): 109-11. 90 Armand Hoog, “Mythologie du Pistolet: Romans policiers de Léo Malet,” Carrefour 07 Sept 1949. Rpt. , Nestor Burma détective de choc, un monde étrange. Spec. issue of Enigmatika 18 (1981). Paris: Butte-auxCailles, 1982: 119-22. 48 From Surrealism to Less-Exquisite Cadavers It may not be accurate to say that Burma “cache” his knowledge, as he shares it with the reader whenever possible. The range of his “connaissances,” including that of literary figures such as Mallarmé as well as historical faits-divers, is both surprising and impressive, as it goes beyond the culture scolaire that most French citizens shared.
When Burma first meets St-Germain, he says, “J’ignorais que vous fussiez un auteur de best-sellers, mais il ne me semble pas que ma réputation soit parvenue jusqu’à vous. Je suis également célèbre, vous savez? Enfin, plus ou moins. Et dans un autre domaine évidemment” (Enquêtes, 1: 742). Without the last sentence, reminding us that it is Burma the detective who is speaking, the voice could almost be that of Malet himself, frustrated by his relative anonymity compared to the fame of his own creation or of established writers such as Simenon and Breton.
Both variations circulate for Malet, who found much frustration in the film industry’s inability to adapt his novels successfully to the big screen. , a study of washed up actors and teen idols, but the novel is a rare example of a title that is neither arrondissement specific nor a jeu de mots. In most cases, Malet’s slang-filled verbosity colors the novels’ titles, provoking the reader’s curiosity and reflecting the narrative’s location. Sometimes a place is evoked, other times a plot device or mood.