The Sherlock Holmes Reference Library
Published by: Gasogene Books / Wessex Press
Release Date: January 1, 2002
This is it. The original, exhaustively annotated, ten-volume edition of the Sherlock Holmes stories by Edgar Award winner Leslie S. Klinger. It’s the most complete collection of Sherlockian scholarship and commentary ever assembled. No Sherlockian bookshelf is complete without this landmark series.
As is well known, the adventures of Sherlock Holmes have inspired a vast body of literature dedicated to the proposition that the Great Detective was not a mere work of fiction, but an actual historical person. Since the 1920s these “writings about The Writings” have contributed fascinating new insights into the stories, enhancing the pleasure of reading them. The Sherlock Holmes Reference Library puts the entire history of this “Higher Criticism” at your fingertips! Each illustrated volume is bursting with scholarly annotations and features a sturdy, smythe-sewn soft cover binding.
"The Sherlock Holmes Reference Library is a publishing triumph!"
—Michael Cox, Executive Producer, Granada Television's Sherlock Holmes
"...a beautiful piece of work, meeting and exceeding our expectations. This will be a standard for years to come, and every Sherlockian will want to have it."
—The Baker Street Journal
"As a tool for the researcher or as a bedside browser through the scholarship, serious, satirical, which has been expended in the name of Sherlock Holmes, this truly 'magnum opus' promises to become a new Holmesian milestone. Highly recommended."
—Philip Cornell, Passengers' Log, The Sydney Passengers
"The standards of scholarship and production [of the series]...have never faltered. A wonderful project, excellently carried out. Highest recommendation."
—Roger Johnson, The Sherlock Holmes Society of London
"If you want to master just about everything there is to know about The Great Detective and The Good Doctor, to understand what Holmes meant when he referred to "a comet vintage" of wine, and to know what discrepancies there are between the English and American editions of the works, plus a thousand other things relating to Holmes, Watson, and the England of the Victorian era, you must have these volumes."
—Otto Penzler, The Mysterious Bookshop