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The gestalt shift in Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories

Author: Michael J Crowe; Arthur Conan Doyle
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book analyzes the four novels and fifty-six stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle describing the adventures and discoveries of Sherlock Holmes. Michael J. Crowe suggests that nearly all the Holmes stories exhibit the pattern known as a Gestalt shift, in which suddenly Holmes?s efforts reveal a new perspective on the case, typically identifying the culprit(s) and resolving the case. Drawing on ideas  Read more...
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CROWE, MICHAEL J.
GESTALT SHIFT IN CONAN DOYLE'S SHERLOCK HOLMES STORIES.
[Place of publication not identified] : SPRINGER INTERNATIONAL PU, 2018
(OCoLC)1044833046
Named Person: Sherlock Holmes; Sherlock Holmes
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael J Crowe; Arthur Conan Doyle
ISBN: 9783319982915 3319982915
OCLC Number: 1056952296
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Intro; Preface; Contents; Chapter 1: Introduction; Goal of This Book; Part One: Gestalt Figures and Gestalt Shifts; Verbal Gestalt Shifts; More on Verbal Gestalt Shifts; Classes of Gestalt Shifts; Examples of the Bipolar Shift; Triple and Multiform Shifts; Some Comments on Gestalt Shifts; The Necessary and Sufficient Conditions Characteristic for a Gestalt Shift; Measuring a Gestalt Shift: Category Mistakes; The Gestalt Shift Point; Did Conan Doyle Attain the Idea of a Gestalt Shift?; Also an Early Account of a Gestalt Shift Experience; Part Two: The Nature and Methods of Science. Some Views on Arthur Conan Doyle's Relation to ScienceUnderstanding the Nature and Development of Science; The Genius of Sherlock Holmes: A New View; Can Concepts Provide Explanatory Power? The Idea of a Tipping Point; The Structure of This Book; Bibliography; Printed Sources; Internet References; Chapter 2: The Four Holmes Novels; Part One: A Study in Scarlet (Novel, 1887); Part Two: The Sign of the Four (Novel, 1890); Part Three: The Hound of the Baskervilles (Novel, 1901-1902); Part Four: The Valley of Fear (Novel, 1914-1915); Bibliography; Printed Sources; Internet Source. Chapter 3: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1892)"A Scandal in Bohemia" (1891); "The Red-Headed League" (1891); "A Case of Identity" (1891); "The Boscombe Valley Mystery" (1891); "The Five Orange Pips" (1891); "The Man with the Twisted Lip" (1891); "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle" (1892); "The Adventure of the Speckled Band" (1892); "The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb" (1892); "The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor" (1892); "The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet" (1892); "The Adventure of the Copper Beeches" (1892); Bibliography; Printed Sources. Chapter 4: The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1894)"The Adventure of Silver Blaze" (1892); "The Adventure of the Yellow Face" (1893); "The Adventure of the Stock-Broker's Clerk" (1893); "The Adventure of the Gloria Scott" (1893); "The Adventure of the Musgrave Ritual" (1893); "The Adventure of the Reigate Puzzle" (1893); "The Adventure of the Crooked Man" (1893); "The Adventure of the Resident Patient" (1893); "The Adventure of the Greek Interpreter" (1893); "The Adventure of the Naval Treaty" (1893); "The Final Problem" (1893); Bibliography; Printed Sources; Internet Sources. Chapter 5: The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1905)"The Adventure of the Empty House" (1903); "The Adventure of the Norwood Builder" (1903); "The Adventure of the Dancing Men" (1903); "The Adventure of the Solitary Cyclist" (1903); "The Adventure of the Priory School" (1904); "The Adventure of Black Peter" (1904); "The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton" (1904); "The Adventure of the Six Napoleons" (1904); "The Adventure of the Three Students" (1904); "The Adventure of the Golden Pince-Nez" (1904); "The Adventure of the Missing Three-Quarter" (1904).
Responsibility: Michael J. Crowe.

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This book analyzes the four novels and fifty-six stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle describing the adventures and discoveries of Sherlock Holmes.  Read more...

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