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By Michael Atkinson

ISBN-10: 0472107100

ISBN-13: 9780472107100

The mystery Marriage of Sherlock Holmes is ready studying, a approach that we take without any consideration. yet Sherlock Holmes, the cultural icon to whose exploits Michael Atkinson offers new readings, turned recognized by means of taking not anything with no consideration. Holmes's adventures should be learn in new methods, together with ways in which he himself may have chanced on startling, yet that could provide modern readers delight. In transparent, obtainable prose that would interact experts and lay readers alike, Atkinson engages in "a sequence of flirtations" with 9 of Arthur Conan Doyle's favourite detective fictions, utilizing the instruments of contemporary literary concept, from intensity psychology to deconstruction. Bluebeard, the kundalini serpent, and Conan Doyle's mom pop up along Jung, Nietzsche, and Derrida as courses to new understandings of those vintage tales. simply as Holmes makes use of treatises on tobacco ash and tattoos to offer clean readings to complicated proof, Atkinson employs largely diverse severe innovations to solve the mysteries of studying itself.
 
"What a pleasant booklet! this can be without doubt the main fascinating writing you'll ever examine Sherlock Holmes, however it is way extra. Michael Atkinson provides us literary feedback at its top: the sheer enjoyable of gazing a daring and inventive reader breathe into well-loved, yet well-worn, fictions new and mesmerizing existence. Atkinson's brain races as nimbly as Holmes's personal, and he makes the tales our hansom cab via human nature itself. A journey de force!"
---Norman N. Holland, writer of Murder in a Dephi Seminar
 
"A booklet that speaks on to readers. . . Atkinson sees some distance underneath the outside of the Sherlock tales to supply attention-grabbing commentary."
---Cincinnati Post

"Atkinson demonstrates a love and information of the Holmes tales. . . i might recommend the key Marriage of Sherlock Holmes enthusiastically to any lover of the Canon who's ready to have their perceptions widened."
---Mystery Writers of America
 
Michael Atkinson is Professor of English and Comparative Literature, collage of Cincinnati.
 

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She has good cause for fear. Her stepfather, Dr. Grimesby Roylott, is a violent-tempered physician who once beat his native butler to death while serving in India. There he also married the recently widowed mother of two-year-old Helen and her twin, Julia. Shortly after the family returned to his ancestral home in England, Helen's mother was killed in a railway accident, leaving Dr. Roylott in charge of her considerable fortune until such time as the girls might marry. The grounds of their remote estate are now oddly populated with living memoirs of India-a cheetah and a baboon-as well as a troupe of wandering gypsies who have become the hottempered Roylott's only associates.

As the yogi purifies mind and heart, the energy represented by the kundalini serpent moves up the chakras, shifting the concerns of life upward, from just holding on to what one has, toward opening to the fullness of the divine. For centuries these centers, through which the subtle energy of the kundalini ascends, have represented stages of spiritual evolution. They can also help us to read literature more richly. For each story, even each image, can be seen from these differing perspectives, considerably enhancing our reading.

Shown to the sitting room to await the lady, the king can have the pleasure of seizing the photograph with his own hands, and the trio can disappear with the evidence before she descends to meet them. ied by bids "Good night, Mr. Sherlock Holmes" in a voice that the detective knows he has previously heard but cannot place. "A Scandal in Bohemia" 43 The next morning, as the trio proceeds to her home, Holmes reveals to the king that Adler has married, thus removing the threat of an exposure that would now harm her as much as him.

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