Inspector Morse: Catching the Last Bus to Woodstock – The Origins of Inspector Morse

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Catching the Last Bus to Woodstock by Ian Bradley

An examination of the evolution of Inspector Morse from the original manuscript of the first novel.

Over the course of 13 novels and 33 televised episodes, Colin Dexter’s Chief Inspector Morse was established the world over as one of the most-loved creations in detective fiction, a Sherlock Holmes or Philip Marlowe for the late 20th Century.

Rarely are we able to witness first hand the moment of creation of such legendary figures. The existence of a draft with final revisions of Colin Dexter’s first Inspector Morse novel, Last Bus To Woodstock, however, allows the reader of this present volume to do just that.

By examining the original manuscript of the novel, written in Colin Dexter’s own hand, we can witness the very first appearance of Inspector Morse on the page and follow his progress through the case as the writer develops and revises his ideas.

We will discover the ways in which the relationship between the writer and his chief creation is nourished and sustained by their shared biography and geography.

A must for any fans of Inspector Morse as well as all lovers of Oxford

Format: Paperback
Content: 270 pages
Size: 148mm x 210mm

Published by Baker Street Studios / Irregular Special Press

In stock (can be backordered)

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    Catching the Last Bus to Woodstock by Ian Bradley

    An examination of the evolution of Inspector Morse from the original manuscript of the first novel

    Over the course of 13 novels and 33 televised episodes, Colin Dexter’s Chief Inspector Morse was established the world over as one of the most-loved creations in detective fiction, a Sherlock Holmes or Philip Marlowe for the late 20th Century.

    Rarely are we able to witness first-hand the moment of creation of such legendary figures. The existence of a draft with final revisions of Colin Dexter’s first Inspector Morse novel, Last Bus To Woodstock, however, allows the reader of this present volume to do just that.

    By examining the original manuscript of the novel, written in Colin Dexter’s own hand, we can witness the very first appearance of Inspector Morse on the page and follow his progress through the case as the writer develops and revises his ideas.

    We will discover the ways in which the relationship between the writer and his chief creation is nourished and sustained by their shared biography and geography.

    A must for any fans of Inspector Morse as well as all lovers of Oxford

    Format: Paperback
    Content: 270 pages
    Size: 148mm x 210mm

    Published by Baker Street Studios / Irregular Special Press

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