In The Man Who Would Be Sherlock, a world-famous biographer reveals the strange relationship between Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's real life and that of Sherlock Holmes.
Though best known for the fictional cases of his creation Sherlock Holmes, Conan Doyle was involved in dozens of real life cases, solving many, and zealously campaigning for justice in all. Sandford thoroughly and convincingly makes the case that the details of the many events Doyle was involved in, and caricatures of those involved, would provide Conan Doyle the fodder for many of the adventures of the violin-playing detective.
There can be few (if any) literary creations who have found such a consistent yet evolving independent life as Holmes. He is a paradigm that can be endlessly changed yet always maintains an underlying consistent identity, both drug addict and perfect example of the analytic mind, and as Christopher Sandford demonstrates so clearly, in many of these respects he mirrors his creator.
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"Arthur Conan Doyle tried to kill Sherlock Holmes after his fictional creation took over Doyle's writing life, but never mind that. In real life, Conan Doyle, a doctor turned author, so admired detectives that he acted like one. Excellently read by Steven Crossley in an orotund voice and a tone of amazement, this unique biography is a must for Holmes lovers and others. An advocate for social justice and superbly self-confident, Conan Doyle himself investigated the big crimes of the day while also writing 40 novels. The more famous Sherlock Holmes became, the more real crimes Conan Doyle was asked to solve. That he was a spiritualist who believed in fairies just makes the story better. Crossley delivers it all with a calm enthusiasm that totally engages. A.C.S. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine"
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