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Starrett, Vincent 1886-1974

Overview
Works: 469 works in 917 publications in 3 languages and 13,535 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Bibliography  Short stories  Historical fiction  Drama  Librettos 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Contributor, Correspondent, Dedicator, Honoree, Other, Recipient
Classifications: PR4494, 823.8
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The private life of Sherlock Holmes by Vincent Starrett( Book )

64 editions published between 1933 and 2016 in English and Japanese and held by 945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a boarding house at 221B Baker Street, a genius is at work. With the help of his tireless companion, Dr. Watson, the peerless Sherlock Holmes solves one impossible mystery after the next. Many of his adventures, such as “The Hound of the Baskervilles” and “The Red-Headed League,” are world famous, while others, including “The Adventure of the Tired Captain” and “The Singular Affair of the Aluminum Crutch,” remain strictly private, simply because Watson cannot find the time to write them down. This glimpse into the secret case files of England<U+2019>s greatest detective is just one of the fascinating tidbits included in Vincent Starrett<U+2019>s landmark book of Sherlockiana. A founding member of the Baker Street Irregulars, Starrett enriches his meticulous research with a true fan<U+2019>s delight. Whether he is discussing Arthur Conan Doyle<U+2019>s real-life criminal investigations or detailing the layout of 221B Baker Street and its surrounding neighborhood, Starrett<U+2019>s deep appreciation for the stories and their inimitable hero is infectious. Countless companion volumes to the series have been published, but none offers as much insight and entertainment as The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes does
Tales of mystery and imagination by Edgar Allan Poe( Book )

13 editions published between 1432 and 1975 in English and Thai and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an anthology of tales of horror and the supernatural
Bibliophile in the nursery : a bookman's treasury of collectors' lore on old and rare children's books by William Targ( Book )

1 edition published in 1957 in English and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Buried Caesars; essays in literary appreciation by Vincent Starrett( Book )

13 editions published between 1923 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Men, women and boats by Stephen Crane( Book )

30 editions published between 1920 and 2015 in English and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of short stories contains great works from Crane, including "The Open Boat," "The Desertion," "An Episode of War" and "The Pace of Youth." This edition features a famous introduction by editor Vincent Starrett, who compliments Stephen Crane's now-characteristic realist approach by saying that the author keeps "down the tone where another writer might have attempted 'fine writing' and have been lost."
Books alive : a profane chronicle of literary endeavor and literary misdemeanor by Vincent Starrett( Book )

14 editions published between 1940 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stephen Crane; a bibliography by Ames W Williams( Book )

15 editions published between 1948 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ambrose Bierce by Vincent Starrett( Book )

22 editions published between 1920 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a biography of the famous American satirist and short story writer
Bookman's holiday; the private satisfactions of an incurable collector by Vincent Starrett( Book )

12 editions published between 1942 and 1990 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins( Book )

5 editions published between 1959 and 1960 in English and Undetermined and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Called "the first and greatest of English detective novels" by T.S.Eliot, The Moonstone is a masterpiece of suspense. The Moonstone was published in 1868 and concerns the huge yellow diamond of the title that was once stolen from an Indian shrine. Rachel Verrinder receives the stone as a gift and does not realize that it has been passed to her in a sinister form of revenge by John Herncastle who, it transpires, acquired the moonstone by means of murder and theft. The jewel also brings bad luck. The stone disappears on the very night it is given to Rachel, though, and the tale concerns the unveiling of the culprit after the intervention of Sergeant Cuff, a famous London detective. A maid who is under suspicion commits suicide and Rachel herself seems reticent when it comes to aiding the investigation. Mysterious Indians appear frequently and there is an air of confusion and the unknown until the mystery is eventually solved
The mystery of Edwin Drood by Charles Dickens( Book )

4 editions published between 1904 and 1969 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces an array of characters, from the sinister to the comic, and moves to a haunting climax in an atmospheric murder mystery that features the seemingly benevolent John Jasper, a secret opium addict, and his relationship with his newly engaged nephew, Edwin Drood
Fourteen great detective stories by Vincent Starrett( Book )

11 editions published between 1928 and 1939 in English and Undetermined and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

221B : studies in Sherlock Holmes by Vincent Starrett( Book )

20 editions published between 1940 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most famous of all works of Holmesian scholarship, this is a volume eagerly sought by readers and fans. Among the delights to be found in its pages are essays on?The Care and Feeding of Sherlock Holmes,??Dr. Watson's Secret,? and?Was Sherlock Holmes an American?? Can anyone resist the temptation to read the contribution entitled?On the Emotional Geology of Baker Street?? Contributors include such notables as Christopher Morley, famed illustrator Frederic Dorr Steele, and A. Conan Doyle himself.?Useful, entertaining, imaginative, it belongs on every reader-insomniac's bedside shelf.????????The Catalogue of Crime
Penny wise and book foolish by Vincent Starrett( Book )

2 editions published in 1929 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brownie by George Gissing( Book )

8 editions published between 1931 and 1990 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The hired man on horseback; my story of Eugene Manlove Rhodes by May Davison Rhodes( Book )

2 editions published in 1938 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Books and bipeds by Vincent Starrett( Book )

4 editions published in 1947 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a word, 'Books and Bipeds' is for the most part a selection of paragraphs from my weekly book column in the "Chicago Sunday Tribune' ..."--Foreword
Three great documents on human liberties: Magna charta, Declaration of independence, Constitution of the United States( Book )

8 editions published in 1942 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autolycus in limbo by Vincent Starrett( Book )

3 editions published in 1943 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The glorious mystery by Arthur Machen( Book )

3 editions published in 1924 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Tales of mystery and imagination
Alternative Names
Autolycus 1886-1974

Emerson Starrett, Charles Vincent 1886-1974

Starrett, Charles Vincent Emerson

Starrett, Charles Vincent Emerson 1886-1974

Starrett, V.

Vincent Starrett American writer

Vincent Starrett Canadees schrijver (1886-1974)

Vincent Starrett escritor estadounidense

Vincent Starrett kanadisch-amerikanischer Journalist, Schriftsteller, Bibliophiler

Vincent Starrett scrittore e giornalista statunitense

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Languages
English (281)

Japanese (4)

Thai (2)

Covers
Men, women and boats