The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Movie Tie-In)

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A new collection to coincide with the upcoming major motion picture starring Robert Downey, Jr., and Jude Law, Sherlock Holmes

This gripping collection includes many of the famous cases-and great strokes of brilliance-that made the leg­endary Sherlock Holmes one of fiction's most popular creations. With his devoted secretary, Dr. Watson, Holmes emerges from his smoke-filled rooms on Baker Street to grapple with the forces of treachery, intrigue, and evil in such cases as "The ...

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Overview

A new collection to coincide with the upcoming major motion picture starring Robert Downey, Jr., and Jude Law, Sherlock Holmes

This gripping collection includes many of the famous cases-and great strokes of brilliance-that made the leg­endary Sherlock Holmes one of fiction's most popular creations. With his devoted secretary, Dr. Watson, Holmes emerges from his smoke-filled rooms on Baker Street to grapple with the forces of treachery, intrigue, and evil in such cases as "The Speckled Band," in which a terrified woman begs Holmes and Watson's help in solv­ing the mystery surrounding her sister's death, and "A Scandal in Bohemia," which portrays a European king blackmailed by his mis­tress. A spine-tingling treat for anyone who loves a classic whodunit, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes shows the inimitable detective at his best.

@KeepDiggingWatson Why are the lights at 221 Baker Street so damn bright in the morning? Why does Watson talk so loud? Elementary, my dear STFU!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780143117025
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/29/2009
  • Edition description: Movie Tie-In
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 948,051
  • Product dimensions: 5.16 (w) x 7.78 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Meet the Author

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh in 1859. After nine years in Jesuit schools, he went to Edinburgh University, receiving a degree in medicine in 1881. He then became an eye specialist in Southsea, with a distressing lack of success. Hoping to augment his income, he wrote his first story, A Study in Scarlet. His detective, Sherlock Holmes, was modeled in part after Dr. Joseph Bell of the Edinburgh Infirmary, a man with spectacular powers of observation, analysis, and inference. Conan Doyle may have been influenced also by his admiration for the neat plots of Gaboriau and for Poe’s detective, M. Dupin. After several rejections, the story was sold to a British publisher for £25, and thus was born the world’s best-known and most-loved fictional detective. Fifty-nine more Sherlock Holmes adventures followed. Once, wearying of Holmes, his creator killed him off, but was forced by popular demand to resurrect him. Sir Arthur—he had been knighted for this defense of the British cause in his The Great Boer War—became an ardent Spiritualist after the death of his son Kingsley, who had been wounded at the Somme in World War I. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle died in Sussex in 1930.

Biography

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh in 1859. After nine years in Jesuit schools, he went to Edinburgh University, receiving a degree in medicine in 1881. He then became an eye specialist in Southsea, with a distressing lack of success. Hoping to augment his income, he wrote his first story, A Study in Scarlet. His detective, Sherlock Holmes, was modeled in part after Dr. Joseph Bell of the Edinburgh Infirmary, a man with spectacular powers of observation, analysis, and inference. Conan Doyle may have been influenced also by his admiration for the neat plots of Gaboriau and for Poe's detective, M. Dupin. After several rejections, the story was sold to a British publisher for £25, and thus was born the world's best-known and most-loved fictional detective. Fifty-nine more Sherlock Holmes adventures followed.

Once, wearying of Holmes, his creator killed him off, but was forced by popular demand to resurrect him. Sir Arthur -- he had been knighted for this defense of the British cause in his The Great Boer War -- became an ardent Spiritualist after the death of his son Kingsley, who had been wounded at the Somme in World War I. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle died in Sussex in 1930.

Author biography courtesy of Penguin Group (USA).

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    1. Also Known As:
      Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    1. Date of Birth:
      May 22, 1859
    2. Place of Birth:
      Edinburgh, Scotland
    1. Date of Death:
      July 7, 1930
    2. Place of Death:
      Crowborough, Sussex, England

Table of Contents

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes A Scandal in Bohemia A Case of Identity The Red-Headed League The Boscombe Valley Mystery The Five Orange Pips The Man with the Twisted Lip The Blue Carbuncle The Speckled Band The Engineer's Thumb The Noble Bachelor The Beryl Coronet The Copper Beeches

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  • Posted January 22, 2011

    Needs editing

    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+.

    60 out of 72 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2011

    Disgusting.

    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.

    31 out of 38 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 31, 2010

    Poor Quality

    Great book, but the copy quality was so poor it wasn't possible to read.

    26 out of 28 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2012

    Hard to understand

    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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    20 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 8, 2011

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    Poor quality

    THis book is almost impossible to read. Lots of mistakes when it was scanned in.

    17 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2012

    Beware the freebies!

    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.

    10 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2012

    It's too hard to read past the typos Very hard too read past the typos

    Because of all the typos in this scan of the book, it is very hard to read it.

    8 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2007

    I love Watson!

    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!

    8 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2012

    Bad edition

    While these stories are classics, find another edition to read. This one is very badly scanned, and most words are unrecognizable.

    7 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2012

    Good stories, lots of errors

    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.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2011

    No read

    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.

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2002

    You must read this book

    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.

    5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2001

    agreatbook

    great book edge of your seat

    5 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2000

    Brill

    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!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 31, 2012

    The book full of Mysteries

    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.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2011

    Great book

    This is the best book ever

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2012

    Hi

    Lots of growing and shrinking
    Fantasy
    But all in all a good book

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 26, 2012

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    A series of short stories that are quite entertaining even though Arthur Conan Doyle's writing style is somewhat dated.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2012

    Terrible scan

    Impossible to read, full of gibberish.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2012

    Xdree

    Wierd

    2 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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