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Here are all four full-length novels and fifty-six short stories about the colorful adventures of Sherlock Holmes -- every word Conan Doyle ever wrote about Baker Street's most famous resident. So devoted and numerous are the followers of the immortal Holmes ... so timeless are his colorful adventures ... that this shrewd and lovable amateur detective whom Doyle invented when he was a young doctor is the most popular character in the last one hundred years of fiction. As a lasting tribute to the indestructible ...
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Overview

Here are all four full-length novels and fifty-six short stories about the colorful adventures of Sherlock Holmes -- every word Conan Doyle ever wrote about Baker Street's most famous resident. So devoted and numerous are the followers of the immortal Holmes ... so timeless are his colorful adventures ... that this shrewd and lovable amateur detective whom Doyle invented when he was a young doctor is the most popular character in the last one hundred years of fiction. As a lasting tribute to the indestructible detective, whose earliest adventures first appeared in print in 1887, and to his famous creator, Holmes's entire career has been brought together between the covers of this handsome volume. It is the definitive, authoritative Sherlock Holmes text as originally published in nine separate books. Also included is a delightful preface, "In Memoriam Sherlock Holmes," written by Christopher Morley, the distinguished author and founder of The Baker Street Irregulars. Here is the whole thrilling and amazing career of Sherlock Holmes, all of his adventures in crime collected in one exciting volume.
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“Sherlock Holmes is the very foundation stone of the edifice that is crime fiction.”
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This single volume contains all 4 novels & 56 short stories about Baker Street's most famous resident.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780553328257
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/1/2002
  • Series: Sherlock Holmes Mystery Series
  • Edition description: Deluxe
  • Sales rank: 104,347
  • Product dimensions: 4.19 (w) x 6.98 (h) x 3.16 (d)

Meet the Author

Sophia Martineckis an illustrator/artist living in Berlin. In 2010 she received the Art Directors Club Young Guns Award (for visionary artists under 30). In 2009 the notable Hans-Meid-Foundation (for German book illustration) awarded her illustrations for R. L. Stevenson'sThe Body Snatcherand Carson McCullersThe Heart Is A Lonely Hunter. Sophia has a great storytelling style that draws you into her world. Her style will give Holmes new energy, unlike anything you've seen for the master detective.

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

A Study in Scarlet
Part 1 Being a Reprint from the Reminiscences of John H. Watson, M.D., Late of the Army Medical Department.
1 Mr. Sherlock Holmes 15
2 The Science of Deduction 19
3 The Lauriston Garden Mystery 25
4 What John Rance Had to Tell 32
5 Our Advertisement Brings a Visitor 36
6 Tobias Gregson Shows What He Can Do 41
7 Light in the Darkness 46
Part 2 The Country of the Saints
1 On the Great Alkali Plain 52
2 The Flower of Utah 58
3 John Ferrier Talks with the Prophet 62
4 A Flight for Life 65
5 The Avenging Angels 71
6 A Continuation of the Reminiscences of John Watson, M.D. 76
7 The Conclusion 83
The Sign of Four
1 The Science of Deduction 89
2 The Statement of the Case 94
3 In Quest of a Solution 97
4 The Story of the Bald-headed Man 100
5 The Tragedy of Pondicherry Lodge 106
6 Sherlock Holmes Gives a Demonstration 110
7 The Episode of the Barrel 115
8 The Baker Street Irregulars 122
9 A Break in the Chain 128
10 The End of the Islander 134
11 The Great Agra Treasure 139
12 The Strange Story of Jonathan Small 143
Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
A Scandal in Bohemia 161
The Red-headed League 176
A Case of Identity 190
The Boscombe Valley Mystery 202
The Five Orange Pips 217
The Man with the Twisted Lip 229
The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle 244
The Adventure of the Speckled Band 257
The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb 273
The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor 287
The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet 301
The Adventure of the Copper Beeches 316
Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
Silver Blaze 335
The Yellow Face 350
The Stock-broker's Clerk 362
The "Gloria Scott" 373
The Musgrave Ritual 386
The Reigate Puzzle 398
The Crooked Man 411
The Resident Patient 422
The Greek Interpreter 435
The Naval Treaty 447
The Final Problem 469
The Return of Sherlock Holmes
The Adventure of the Empty House 483
The Adventure of the Norwood Builder 496
The Adventure of the Dancing Men 511
The Adventure of the Solitary Cyclist 526
The Adventure of the Priory School 538
The Adventure of Black Peter 558
The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton 572
The Adventure of the Six Napoleons 582
The Adventure of the Three Students 596
The Adventure of the Golden Pince-Nez 607
The Adventure of the Missing Three-Quarter 622
The Adventure of the Abbey Grange 635
The Adventure of the Second Stain 650
The Hound of the Baskervilles
1 Mr. Sherlock Holmes 669
2 The Curse of the Baskervilles 673
3 The Problem 679
4 Sir Henry Baskerville 685
5 Three Broken Threads 692
6 Baskerville Hall 698
7 The Stapletons of the Merripit House 704
8 First Report of Dr. Watson 712
9 Second Report of Dr. Watson 716
10 Extract from the Diary of Dr. Watson 726
11 The Man on the Tor 732
12 Death on the Moor 740
13 Fixing the Nets 747
14 The Hound of the Baskervilles 754
15 A Retrospection 761
The Valley of Fear
Part 1 The Tragedy of Birlstone
1 The Warning 769
2 Sherlock Holmes Discourses 774
3 The Tragedy of Birlstone 779
4 Darkness 784
5 The People of the Drama 791
6 A Dawning Light 798
7 The Solution 806
Part 2 The Scowrers
1 The Man 815
2 The Bodymaster 820
3 Lodge 341, Vermissa 830
4 The Valley of Fear 839
5 The Darkest Hour 846
6 Danger 853
7 The Trapping of Birdy Edwards Epilogue 865
His Last Bow
The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge
1 The Singular Experience of Mr. John Scott Eccles 869
2 The Tiger of San Pedro 877
The Adventure of the Cardboard Box 888
The Adventure of the Red Circle 901
The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans 913
The Adventure of the Dying Detective 932
The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax 942
The Adventure of the Devil's Foot 954
His Last Bow 970
The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes
The Adventure of the Illustrious Client 984
The Adventure of the Blanched Soldier 1000
The Adventure of the Mazarin Stone 1012
The Adventure of the Three Gables 1023
The Adventure of the Sussex Vampire 1033
The Adventure of the Three Garridebs 1044
The Problem of Thor Bridge 1054
The Adventure of the Creeping Man 1070
The Adventure of the Lion's Mane 1083
The Adventure of the Veiled Lodger 1095
The Adventure of Shoscombe Old Place 1102
The Adventure of the Retired Colourman 1113
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  • Posted December 3, 2008

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    Best Version - Complete Works - Must Have for Holmes Enthusiasts

    I bought my copy of this publication 35 years ago. In that time I have enjoyed reading through the many adventures numerous times.<BR/><BR/>This publication is the most complete, and most authentic compilation of the original works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle that I have seen. No frills, no pretensive illustrations or pictures, no clever attempts to interpret or explain the content. It is the written work, as it was originally written by the Master Story-Teller. The printed page is all that is needed to spark the imagination and stimulate the mind. And Boy-O-Boy does it deliver!!<BR/><BR/>So effective are Conan Doyle's literary methods that many people, at one time or another, thought of Sherlock Holmes as a historical figure, a real person. In fact, the master of "Deductive Reasoning", as presented by the author, established methodology that was previously unheard of. Eventually these ideas became the basis for much of modern day detective work.<BR/><BR/>The stories are captivating, stimulating and exciting. Visual images and "What-If" mental paradoxes jump from the page to the mind with seamless interface. So convincing are the arguments and conclusions of Mr. Holmes, these tails, filled with pure, indisputable logic and deductive reasoning leave one in a frame of mind to question everything that fails to fit into a logical realistic pattern or solution. I'm telling you, this is powerful stuff and if you're not careful it can change your way of looking at things. It surely has done that to me. For me, this is a positive thing. You will need to decide for yourself.<BR/><BR/>The publication is well made, although not truly archival in quality. Overall product quality is mediocre at best. The paper is average quality, but heavier than most. The print it durable and well done, although font size is on the small side. No doubt necessary for including the entire, unabridged compilation into a single volume. The cover is stout and durable, although the binding on mine has partially parted in a few places. None-the-less, it is still very much intact, and very much one of my favorites.<BR/><BR/>My copy is thirty-five years old, read through several times, and yet, after all of these years is is still in good condition. The page ends were left un-trimmed, giving it a unique, vintage look. Makes it more special to me. Newer additions are much more neatly put together and finished. I paid $8.95 for it 35 years ago. At under $30 today, this publication is a great bargain. I highly recommend it to any true Sherlock Holmes officianado, or any one who may like to become one.<BR/><BR/>No where in the collective adventures of Sherlock Holmes did he ever say, "Elementary My Dear Watson". That was an erroneous tag foisted on the worlds greatest "Consulting Detective" by the money grubbing movie moguls of Hollywierd.<BR/><BR/>He did, however, say, (and I parraphrase): "When you remove all other possibilities, whatever remains, no matter how unlikely it may seem, must be the truth". Words to live by if I ever heard them. Today they say, "It Is What It Is".<BR/><BR/>This a great collection for any fan of the Master Detective, Mr. Holmes, or for any lover of classic mystey writing. I highly recommend this, above all other publications of these classic works of the great Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. One of the greatest mystery writers of all times.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2014

    Recommended

    A bargain book for those who desire a complete listing of all of Conan Doyle's Sherlock stories. I was well satisfied. I read many I did not know existed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2013

    ?

    Wanna get it but don't know if it is a good copy

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2013

    Frustrating

    Maybe it' s just a fluke but this book locked up my Nook! The only solution was to delete the book and purge it from my library. I'm out $0.99 but at least my Nook is running again.
    CAUTION is what I recommend, folks!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2012

    Real story?

    Is this the actual real sherlock holmes or just an adaption?

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2012

    Excellent read, but pricey edition

    What is there not to like about Sherlock Holmes !! However there are much less expensive anthologies for the Nook.

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  • Posted June 10, 2011

    A must read!

    All the original stories by Conan Doyle, kicking off with A Study In Scarlet, prepare yourself to read for hours

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2005

    Awesome!

    I love Sherlock Holmes! Its a very good series. At first I thought mystery was boring, and uninteresting. But then I read Case Closed, and I thought, if Case Closed is this good, maybe I should try Sherlock Holmes. I loved it after the 1st page! I love it to death.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2004

    My FAVORITE mystery series!!!

    I read the entire collection of Sherlock Holmes (1400 pg. book) in 8th grade and loved it! These mysteries are exciting and fun, but written in good taste (unlike most mysteries written now days) and Sir Aurthur Conan Doyle sure knows how to capture his readers! :) I recommend it for anyone over 9 yrs. old.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2004

    Great Book

    I really enjoyed reading this book and it's wierd because I usualy don't like mysteries all that much but I like the Sherlock Holmes series a lot.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2003

    just brilliant!

    #1 detective series! these books are awsome! highly recomended!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2002

    Complete Sherlock Holmes

    After reading 'The Complete Sherlock Holmes' I am entirely convinced that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was a genius. On his worst day, he could have outwritten any other writer of escape literature. These stories are completely indescribable. You just have to read them to truly know why Sherlock Holmes has remained well known and popular for more than a century.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2002

    Complete Sherlock Holmes

    I don't usually like detective stories because most of the ones I have read/seen are built entirely on the mystery and detective work and don't have the well developed and complex characters that I like to see in fiction. Well, to my complete amazement I discovered that Sherlock Holmes is most definitely an exception to this rule of mine. I won't bother to give a detailed description of Holmes because I could never make him sound as interesting in this review as he is in the stories. I'll just say that no writer ever created a character who was as realistic, complex, and intriguing as Sherlock Holmes and no writer ever will--period.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2001

    Three Heroes.

    Thank God for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle! In these days of uncertainty and the crooked it is nice to know that some pages will always contain stories pure enough to give us hope that,yes,good will triumph.There lies the magic of Sherlock Holmes and Dr.John Watson.That for a flitting moment in a certain time and space everything is just right.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2001

    Killer Book For Mystery Lovers of all Ages!

    I'm a 16 year old guy who never really liked to read novels for 'fun'. However, One day in my school library, while browsing, I found a Book titled ' The Complete Sherlock Holmes', me being a lover of mysteries picked the book up and checked it out. Days later I couldn't beleive it this book had me HOOKED! Mr. Doyle did a superbulous job on his fictional character Mr. Holmes and I recommend this whole set to all Mystery lovers of all ages, Trust me you won't be dissappointed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2000

    The ultimate super sleuth collection

    Doyle wrote several novel-length books, but is particularly famous for his 56 short stories, starring Sherlock Holmes. This collection contains all of Doyle's works, but is especially worth purchasing because it contains the complete collection of the adventures of the world's most famous super sleuth, Sherlock Holmes. Although written in the early 20th century, Holmes' incredible deductions and brilliant detective work is timeless, and will continue to amaze and entertain readers well into the 21st century. One of my favorites! A worthy addition to any personal library!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2000

    A Highly Captivating Book!

    This book is great! It really captures your imagination. With this book younot only read it, but have a certain involvement in trying to reveal the outcome to the reader. I checked this out from the library just to read a mystery book, but liked the book so much that I decided to buy it. doyle really put a great plot in the sherlock holmes story, making holmes a character that is still recognized today.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2000

    Mystery!

    This is the greatest book! It has many short stories that are thrilling to read. It also has 'The Hound of the Baskersville' a spine-chilling narrative about a killer hound... It is a great book and I enjoyed it immensely. Sherlock Holmes amazed me by solving all of the mysteries. This book is a definate MUST!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2000

    A really good book

    This is the best book to get if you want all of the Holmes stories.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2000

    The Ultimate Story Teller

    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes is the best detective story of all time. No other writers at that time wrote the great detective's cases stories but Doyle's Sherlock Holmes changed it all and become the pioneer of detective/mystery story. The stories are extremely well-written, amazing, and the endings are quite unpredictable. I enjoy this book since a kid and I will always.....

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