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The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Short Stories

The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Short Stories

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by Arthur Conan Doyle, Leslie S. Klinger (Editor), John le Carré (Introduction)

A cause for international celebration—the most important Sherlock Holmes publication in four decades.
This monumental edition promises to be the most important new contribution to Sherlock Holmes literature since William Baring-Gould's 1967 classic work. In this boxed set, Leslie Klinger, a leading world authority, reassembles Arthur Conan Doyle's 56

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The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Short Stories 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
haroldfontek More than 1 year ago
Leslie Klinger's annotations are timeless. Over the years I've reread my favorite stories in the Holmes canon and no one explains them better than Leslie Klinger's cross-referenced insights. They tie themes and characters together with great precision. His explanations help reinforce the notion that Holmes was a real person ("the greatest detective who never lived"). The result is that I'm always in for endless hours of enjoyable reading. Holmes is in love with facts and data to satisfy his restless mind. They are his building blocks and Klinger's annotations connect the dots to make "detection as near to an exact science as it ever will be brought in this world" (a cross reference to A Study in Scarlet).
harstan More than 1 year ago
This collection makes quite a holiday stocking stuffer (need an extra large sock) for the mystery aficionado as the two volumes focus on and provides the fifty-six short stories written by Arthur Conan Doyle. The tales are well known and require no accolades as to how good they are especially to fans of the great detective. Though this reviewer read most if not all as a teen, re-reading them was a delight that was done in one-two tales a night over the last month. Of interest is all the additions including annotations, commentary and essays on side subjects raised in the tale such as the Boer War. The biographies of Holmes and Watson are an added treat. Finally there are fascinating thesis and hypothesis provided on interpretation, alternate views, disagreements, and inconsistencies within the shorts, which this reviewer still is reading............................. A positive leap forward from the previous all encompassing work (see William S. Baring-Gould's ANNOTATED SHERLOCK HOLMES). This is a tremendous anthology not just for the stories that are excellent, but because of the side notes and anecdotal commentary that show an incredible amount of research, insight and the 700 plus illustrations that enhance this incredible tome. THE NEW ANNOTATED SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE COMPLETE SHORT STORIES is a fantastic introduction to the world¿s finest detective so complete that fans will believe that this Sherlock Holmes compilation proves the sleuth lived. Note that the four novels will follow in their own volume...................... Harriet Klausner
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My parents gave me long ago a hardcover version of 'The Return of Sherlock Holmes'. Over the years I read and re- read the stories finding them immensely enjoyable even though the original mystery was no longer hidden for me. It has been an absolute pleasure to read all the facts and annotations and look at the illustrations in this collection and the stories have come alive yet again for me. As a personal bonus, I discovered there where one or two stories that somehow had escaped me all these years (from 'His Last Bow'). The books are heavy and big, but not so much so that you can only use them as reference, they are very readable and designed to last a lifetime.
LarryFCO More than 1 year ago
If you haven't read the original Sherlock Holmes classics, read them! If you are interested in finding out what "Sherlockian Scholarship" is all about this is a great way to get an overview of what true Sherlock Holmes fans have been writing, discussing, and arguing about, this is the definitive overview of the material side by side with the original stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. This book is ideal for both longtime and new fans of the original 60 stories.