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Starrett, Vincent 1886-1974

Overview
Works: 499 works in 976 publications in 3 languages and 13,634 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Bibliography  Horror fiction  Short stories  Historical fiction  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Contributor, Correspondent, Dedicator, Other, Recipient, Honoree
Classifications: PR4494, 823.8
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The private life of Sherlock Holmes by Vincent Starrett( Book )

66 editions published between 1933 and 2016 in English and Japanese and held by 1,047 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
Men, women and boats by Stephen Crane( Book )

33 editions published between 1920 and 2015 in English and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of tales, sketches and stories by the master of American naturalism and realism Stephen Crane featuring: The Scotch Express, London Impressions, The Snake, The Mesmeric Mountain, A Tent in Agony, The Dark Brown Dog, And Experiment in Misery, and other stories
Tales of mystery and imagination by Edgar Allan Poe( Book )

14 editions published between 1432 and 1975 in 3 languages and held by 689 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 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

14 editions published between 1923 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Books alive : a profane chronicle of literary endeavor and literary misdemeanor by Vincent Starrett( Book )

10 editions published between 1940 and 1990 in English and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

18 editions published between 1948 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bookman's holiday; the private satisfactions of an incurable collector by Vincent Starrett( Book )

13 editions published between 1942 and 1990 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins( Book )

6 editions published between 1959 and 1960 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published serially in 1868, Wilkie Collins's "The Moonstone" is generally considered the first full length detective novel in the English language. The Moonstone, a large and valuable, yellow diamond, plundered from an Indian temple by Colonel Herncastle during the Siege of Seringapatam, is rumored to bring bad luck to its owner. The Colonel bequeathes the diamond to his niece Rachel Verinder on her eighteenth birthday. At her birthday party, Rachel wears the Moonstone for all to see, later that night the priceless stone is stolen again and an investigation ensues to discover the identity of the thief and recover the jewel. When Sergeant Cuff is brought in to investigate the crime, he soon realizes that no one in Rachel's household is above suspicion. Hailed by T. S. Eliot as "the first, the longest, and the best of modern English detective novels," and described by G. K. Chesterton as "probably the best detective tale in the world," "The Moonstone" is one of Wilkie Collins's most popular works which influenced the development of an entirely new genre of fiction. The Moonstone is a marvellously taut and intricate tale of mystery, in which facts and memory can prove treacherous and not everyone is as they first appear
The mystery of Edwin Drood by Charles Dickens( Book )

4 editions published between 1904 and 1969 in English and held by 381 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
Ambrose Bierce by Vincent Starrett( Book )

16 editions published between 1920 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a biography of the famous American satirist and short story writer
221B : studies in Sherlock Holmes by Vincent Starrett( Book )

18 editions published between 1940 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 261 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
Fourteen great detective stories by Vincent Starrett( Book )

10 editions published between 1928 and 1939 in English and Undetermined and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Penny wise and book foolish by Vincent Starrett( Book )

3 editions published in 1929 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brownie by George Gissing( Book )

9 editions published between 1931 and 1990 in English and held by 198 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 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Books and bipeds by Vincent Starrett( Book )

4 editions published in 1947 in English and held by 182 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 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autolycus in limbo by Vincent Starrett( Book )

3 editions published in 1943 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ambrose Bierce, a bibliography by Vincent Starrett( Book )

5 editions published in 1929 in English and Undetermined and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Tales of mystery and imagination
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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

Винсент Старретт американский писатель

ヴィンセント・スターレット

スタリット, ヴィンセント

史塔萊特

Languages
English (282)

Japanese (4)

Thai (2)