The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: A Case of Identity, with Biographical Notes on Arthur Conan Doyle

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: A Case of Identity, with Biographical Notes on Arthur Conan Doyle

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"A Case of Identity" is one of the 56 short Sherlock Holmes stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and is the third story in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Holmes is famous for his astute logical reasoning, his ability to take almost any disguise, and his use of forensic science skills to solve difficult cases.

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"A Case of Identity" is one of the 56 short Sherlock Holmes stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and is the third story in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Holmes is famous for his astute logical reasoning, his ability to take almost any disguise, and his use of forensic science skills to solve difficult cases.

Also included in this book are biographical notes on the life of the author, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) started to write as a doctor, whilst waiting for patients to arrive. Sherlock Holmes first appeared in A Study in Scarlet (1887). The Holmes stories soon attracted such a following that Conan Doyle felt the character overshadowed his other work. In The Final Problem (1893) Conan Doyle killed him off, but was obliged by public demand to restore the detective to life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013500938
Publisher:
Tempus Fugit Publishing
Publication date:
11/10/2011
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Meet the Author

Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle

Born 22 May 1859 in Edinburgh, capital of Scotland, now hailed as "World City of Literature". Medical degree from the University of Edinburgh, where he studied under Joseph Bell. His thesis on the effects of syphilis is available online.

Served as doctor on an Arctic whaler (photo). ACD lived in Southsea, Birmingham and elsewhere, and practised as a doctor briefly.
First short story published 1879 (not about Sherlock Holmes). The story "J. Habakuk Jephson's Statement" was a startling success. His first novel, A Study in Scarlet, appeared in Beeton's Christmas Annual. Lived for a time in Surrey, later at Crowborough, Sussex.

Author of more than 50 books, including historical novels (most famous The White Company -- a review), science fiction and other novels of Professor Challenger), domestic comedy, seafaring adventure, the comic adventures of Brigadier Gerard, the supernatural, poetry, military history, many other subjects. Bibliography from the Arthur Conan Doyle Society. He wrote the comic play 'Jane Annie' jointly with James Barrie, creator of Peter Pan.

In 1893, ACD "killed" Sherlock Holmes by reporting his apparent death in "The Final Problem", last story of The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes. He wanted to devote time and attention to his "more serious" writings. Holmes was briefly brought back in The Hound of the Baskervilles, 1901, then revived in "The Empty House", 1903, and subsequent tales.

Knighted ("Sir Arthur") 1902 for his work in Boer War propaganda (particularly the pamphlet The War in South Africa: Its Cause and Conduct) — and, some said, because of the publication of The Hound of the Baskervilles.

Constant writer of letters to the editor and crusader for social reforms. Of special interest: criminal justice (he took a personal role in the George Edalji and Oscar Slater cases), military strategy (though he never served in the armed forces), public health, sports (cricket, boxing, Olympics), divorce law reform, Belgian exploitation of the Congo, the Piltdown hoax. Twice ran unsuccessfully for Parliament. Visited Canada in 1914, when Lady Conan Doyle kept a diary that can be viewed online through technology from the Toronto Reference Library. (ACD also made Canadian visits in 1894, 1922, and 1923.)

He died 7 July 1930.

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Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
May 22, 1859
Date of Death:
July 7, 1930
Place of Birth:
Edinburgh, Scotland
Place of Death:
Crowborough, Sussex, England
Education:
Edinburgh University, B.M., 1881; M.D., 1885

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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes 3.7 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 673 reviews.
AZ_ReaderLR More than 1 year ago
This book was obviously scanned from a book and then posted here. Many characters were not translated correctly and thus it is very difficult to read. I guess you get what you pay for! I would not recommend downloading this book even though it is free unless you e6j0y rea6ing teXt in th15 fo4ma+.
Justin McKinney More than 1 year ago
This book is simply unreadable. There is no attempt at typographical consistency or formatting. I am tempted to ask Customer Service how to delete this piece of garbage, and I regret that I cannot give this ebook zero stars. It is a download only diehard Holmes fans without any money to spare should even consider purchasing.
DandelionWine27 More than 1 year ago
Great book, but the copy quality was so poor it wasn't possible to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The pages are all mixed up and hard to understand about the book that way if you want to read then buy one for better quality DO NOT GET THE FREE ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
art2 More than 1 year ago
THis book is almost impossible to read. Lots of mistakes when it was scanned in.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Many, MANY of the free copies of public domain books available on the Nook are disappointingly unreadable. They either start in the middle of the novel, are written only half in English, or have rampant symbols and punctuation in the middle of words, or all three. The fact that there are anywhere from 3 to 15 copies or more of these free books just makes it harder to wade through the multiple copies to find one that may be readable. Having heard better reviews from Kindle readers, I have to sadly say I am starting to regret my decision to go with the Nook. I would feel a whole lot better about my purchase if I thought any of these problems were being addressed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Because of all the typos in this scan of the book, it is very hard to read it.
LuckyTroll More than 1 year ago
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, written by Conan Doyle, is a series of short stories about cases Holmes and his sidekick Dr. Watson have solved. Sherlock Holmes is an observant man and his intuition is unmatched by anyone in Europe. Dr.Watson is Holmes's sidekick in this book, trying to solve difficult cases applying Holmes's techniques. In this short story, the people that need a case to be solved are the Baskervilles. In the past, there was a man named Hugo that was obsessed with a young girl, and eventually kidnapped her and molested her. She escaped with the help of an ivy covered wall. Hugo supposedly made a deal with the devil in order to find the girl. Later Hugo's companions found his body next to the girl's with his throat ripped open by a big black beast. Mortimer, the family doctor, reports that the supernatural beast haunts the family. I enjoyed reading this book, but I somewhat dislike it just because some of the things Conan Doyle writes can get confusing. Whenever Holmes is on a case, he observes every detail and listens to everything a person has to say. This shows his intelligence and his determination to show this intelligence to the people around him. Dr.Watson admires Holmes's skills and tries to apply them to what he does to contribute to solve a case. This supports the fact that Holmes is person people look up to. The supernatural hound is symbolism for truth and fantasy; Sir Charles Baskerville was the man that was afraid of the curse. The fact that Sir Charles had poor health supports the fact that he was scared to death by the "hound." I would recommend this book to people of all shapes and sizes. The book makes you think; The mysteries makes the book suspenseful, but Holmes solves these cases with unmatched logic.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely LOVE Sherlock Holmes but this version has lots of scan errors. To people interested in these stories, I would suggest finding a different version. It would be worth a few dollars extra.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
While these stories are classics, find another edition to read. This one is very badly scanned, and most words are unrecognizable.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a mix up of lots of stories. It is a wonderfull book to read on the go as the stories are relitively short and if you get bored with one you can move onto the next!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can't read this book. I thaught a free book would be good, but I was wrong. All the chapters are called: Hosted By Google.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This must be one of the best books I have ever read in all my life. Sherlock is unbeliveable in the way that he solves his cases. He is like a more adult version of Scooby Doo.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lots of growing and shrinking Fantasy But all in all a good book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Impossible to read, full of gibberish.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book consists of several bite-sized nuggets of mystery, each of the tales being 20-25 pps long. Holmes usually has the answer to the case before he hears the end of the story, and Watson always tries to be as perceptive as Holmes, but fails. However, we need Watson because he is the narrator! I can't decide which was scarier: The Speckled Band or The Engineer's Thumb. Gripping! I am glad to have finally discovered Watson and Holmes!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Never read it. Pretty good
MysteryChristieluv More than 1 year ago
Quite a classy read. From a time when words were written with real feeling.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
On the cover. Cumberbatch?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I grew up on the Sherlock Holmes stores when I was a child. Reading these stories takes me back to the good old days. :) Have fun reading!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have always been wondering what Sherlock Holmes is like, and here's my chance!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love sherlock homes you should read it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Write on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book by author Arthur Conan Doyle! Great book for children and adults alike! Wonder full and fast read. This is a must read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have almost no words for how wonderful this book is. Even though there are some errors, it's great for those who want to be detectives. All you young detectives-to-be, read this book and follow in Holmes' footsteps to acheive your goals of being a smart detective like him! :)