Virtual Tequila Mockingbird Book Club Meeting

Sherlock Holmes: The Novels by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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In 1886, an unsuccessful ophthalmologist on the southern coast of England decided to try his hand at writing a detective story. Unlike his historical romances, which required the utmost care, this could be dashed off quickly. The first draft, featuring a Mr. Sherrinford Holmes, was a bit rough around the edges, but with a little revision, something astonishing emerged: Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Watson, and A Study in Scarlet. As if with no warning, they sprung forth from their creator's head, fully-formed in a new style so well-defined it felt immediately like an established genre. Their partnership cemented within pages of the book's opening-the sum of their parts accomplishing far more than they could apart. Sporting his signature billowing coat and pipe in hand, the genius investigator Holmes captivated readers with his alluring melancholy and superhuman intuition, while Watson remained ever the perfect foil, a classic Victorian gentleman with brilliant intellect.


Event date: 
Tuesday, February 2, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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326 Bull Street
Savannah, GA 31410
Sherlock Holmes: The Novels: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) Cover Image
By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Michael Dirda (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9780143107132
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Classics - November 24th, 2015