Sherlock Holmes Was Wrong
Reopening the Case of the Hound of the Baskervilles Library ed [CD-Audio/MP3 Edition]
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Sherlock Holmes Was Wrong by Pierre Bayard
Book DescriptionEliminate the impossible, Sherlock Holmes said, and whatever is left must be the solution. But, as Pierre Bayard finds in this dazzling reinvestigation of The Hound of the Baskervilles, sometimes the master missed his mark. Using the last thoughts of the murder victim as his key, Bayard unravels the case, leading the reader to the astonishing conclusion that Holmes-and, in fact, Arthur Conan Doyle-got things all wrong: The killer is not at all who they said it was. Part intellectual entertainment, part love letter to crime novels, and part crime novel in itself, Sherlock Holmes Was Wrong turns one of our most beloved stories delightfully on its head. Examining the many facets of the case and illuminating the bizarre interstices between Doyle's fiction and the real world, Bayard demonstrates a whole new way of reading mysteries: a kind of "detective criticism" that allows readers to outsmart not only the criminals in the stories we love but also the heroes-and sometimes even the writers.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781400139835
(165mm x 172mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Tantor Media, Inc
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
Publish Date: 28-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United States
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In this provocative, witty book, literature professor and psychoanalyst Bayard argues that non-reading can be just as useful an act as reading. He states that the truly cultivated person is not the one who has read a book, but the one who understands the books place in culture.
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Author Biography - Pierre Bayard
Pierre Bayard is a professor of French literature at the University of Paris VIII and the author of many books, including "How to Talk About Books You Haven't Read." British narrator John Lee has read audiobooks in almost every conceivable genre, from Charles Dickens to Patrick O'Brian. He has won numerous Audie Awards and "AudioFile" Earphones Awards, and he was named a Golden Voice by "AudioFile" in 2009.
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