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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (156 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Pierre Bayard, John Lee Narrator: John Lee Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In his brilliant reinvestigation of the classic case of The Hound of the Baskervilles, Pierre Bayard uses the last thoughts of the murder victim as his key to unravel the mystery, leading the reader to the astonishing conclusion that Holmes—and, in fact, Arthur Conan Doyle—got things all wrong. 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.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Bill Bleuel | 1/3/2014

    " Aside from a fascinating meditation on fictional characters' existence in reality by a brilliant professor of literature, the book actually delivers what it promises, offering a legitimate, alternate (and rather ingenious) solution to the Hound of the Baskervilles. It can get a little dry when talking about the academic permutations of fictional characters in reality, but certainly an engrossing, diverting and entertaining read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jon | 12/28/2013

    " Some of his theories about the autonomy of fictional characters is kind of out there for my liking, but he provides a creative and eloquent re-reading of the Holmes mystery! Quite good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Elizabeth | 12/27/2013

    " An interesting take on The Hound of the Baskervilles and what really happened. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Alicia | 3/4/2013

    " I think he might be right...I mean Pierre Bayard. "

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About the Author
Author Pierre Bayard

Pierre Bayard is a professor of French literature at the University of Paris VIII and a psychoanalyst. He is the author of Who Killed Roger Ackroyd? and of many other books. Jeffrey Mehlman is a professor of French at Boston University and the author of a number of books, including Emigré New York. He has translated works by Derrida, Lacan, Blanchot, and other authors.