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Michael Sims

3.83 of 5 Votes: 3
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Books by Michael Sims
The Dead Witness: A Connoisseur's Collection of Victorian Detective Stories (2011)
language
English
3.73 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: As an avid reader of mysteries and literature, this collection was an amazing find. Sims has collected well known and little known mystery stories from the 1890s and put them all together in one place as well as writing a thoughtful introduction. Every story was a good read, some...
The Story of Charlotte's Web: E.B. White's Eccentric Life in Nature and the Birth of an American Classic (2011)
language
English
3.76 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: The title is misleading. There really didn't seem that EB White was all that eccentric. He was a a great author who took some time to develop his craft and vision, and to meet a life companion. When he did, the results were amazing. His other tremendous contribution, of which I...
Dracula's Guest and Other Victorian Vampire Stories (2010)
language
English
3.75 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: Reading this collection of vampire stories back-to-back has the slight disadvantage of wanting to shake all the characters by the shoulders saying "don't you understand why so-and-so is wasting away; their blood is being sucked out of them!" Aside from that consistent element in ...
Story of Charlottes Web (2012)
language
English
3.76 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: This was a wonderful read on the backstory of Charlotte's Web. Who Andy White was helps to better understand the creation of Charlotte's Web. Andy (who hails from Cornell) had a wonderful life experience. The fact that he's the White in the Strunk and White "Elements of Style" is...
Story of Charlotte's Web, The (2011)
language
English
3.76 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: I always really enjoy reading about author's lives and how their experiences contribute to their writing. E.B. White was the youngest child in his family and really enjoyed the outdoors. He was a lonely soul and seemed to struggle with issues of self confidence. As an adult, h...
Dracula's Guest:  A Connoisseur's Collection of Victorian Vampire Stories (2000)
language
English
3.75 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: First off I have to say that you can find most of these stories online for free. That being said, I really do enjoy having a book with all these wonderfully old gothic Vampire stories. The one story missing is the master of them all, that is, J. Sheridan LeFanu's Carmilla. To lea...
The Penguin Book of Gaslight Crime: Con Artists, Burglars, Rogues, and Scoundrels from the Time of Sherlock Holmes (2009)
language
English
3.57 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: * * * 1/2Overall an enjoyable collection to while away a few days with on the bus. Michael Sims has assembled an interesting group of con men, thieves and rogues who would have been contemporaries of Sherlock Holmes. Each story is by a different author and comes with an introduct...
The Penguin Book of Victorian Women in Crime: Forgotten Cops and Private Eyes from the Time of Sherlock Holmes (2011)
language
English
3.72 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: A very balanced anthology which focuses both on the well known and lesser known-members of the "petticoated police". The short bibliographical notes on the authors of the stories which Sims has included with each story are fun to read, informative and just the right size (not too...
The Adventures of Henry Thoreau: A Young Man's Unlikely Path to Walden Pond (2014)
language
English
3.77 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: The evolution of the nature-loving iconoclastWith 'The Adventures of Henry Thoreau,' Michael Sims peels away the layers and labels of literary icon and idiosyncratic philosopher to reveal the raw material that developed into the life of Henry Thoreau. Obviously the nonconformist ...
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