Download PDF by Arthur Conan Doyle: The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes, Volume 1: The Adventures

By Arthur Conan Doyle

ISBN-10: 0393241815

ISBN-13: 9780393241815

Contributor note: advent via John Le Carré
Publish yr note: First released in 2001

The e-book of Leslie S. Klinger's extraordinary new annotations of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's vintage Holmes brief tales in 2004 created a Holmes sensation. on hand back in an attractively-priced version similar to the 1st, other than this variation has no outer slipcase (Volume is accessible separately).

Inside, readers will locate the entire brief tales from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, with a cornucopia of insights: rookies will make the most of Klinger's insightful biographies of Holmes, Watson, and Conan Doyle; heritage fanatics will enjoy the wealth of Victorian literary and cultural info; Sherlockian fans will puzzle over tantalizing new theories; paintings fans will thrill to the 450-plus illustrations, which make this the main lavishly illustrated version of the Holmes stories ever produced. The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes illuminates the undying genius of Arthur Conan Doyle for a completely new new release of readers.

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Anthony Award Nominee for most sensible Nonfiction (2005)

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Naked City : The Relativist Turn in TV Noir Robert E. Fitzgibbons Film noir’s evolution from the silver screen to the television screen was untidy at best; and this is nowhere more evident than in the transition from the feature-length movie The Naked City (Jules Dassin, 1948) to the TV show of the same title some ten years later. Although the movie was not the best of the noir genre, it was good and had many of the unmistakable classic noir markings: high-contrast black-and-white photography, stark images, severe camera angles, brutality, (a bit of) suggested sexual promiscuity, mystery, a major touch of evil, and moral absolutes.

1 The Oscar night of March 24, 1949, might very well have been the high-water mark for The Naked City, had it not been for ABC Television and Stirling Silliphant. In television’s early days, ABC typically trailed far behind both NBC and CBS badly in the prime-time ratings. But by the 1958–1959 season, this had begun to change; and one of the major factors was the introduction of ABC’s new series The Naked City. The thirty-nine half-hour shows contained many of the features of their noirish 1948 feature-length progenitor, including the semi-documentary style and filming on location in New York City.

This much is clear. Eager to make a mark for himself in a postwar world driven by technological advance, inured to violence, and disposing of technical knowledge and skill gained from government service, Martin is yet another version of the returning soldier who cannot fit easily into a changed world despite his exceptional talents and energies. Dragnet, Film Noir, and Postwar Realism 41 The veteran mysteriously damaged by wartime service is a stock character of film noir, an essential element of the nightmare vision of American life offered in this antiestablishmentarian Hollywood series.

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