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Estudio en Escarlata-El signo de los cuatro

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Cuando el Dr. Watson decide compartir apartamento con Sherlock Holmes no se imagina, tampoco el lector en la primera página, las apasionantes aventuras que le esperan. Este libro prologado por Alberto Laiseca incluye Estudio en escarlata y El signo de los cuatro, los dos primeros títulos que Conan Doyle dedicó a un personaje tan excéntrico como racional, cuya pericia investigadora, deductiva y analítica sorprende a policías, detectives, asesinos, y por supuesto, a su nuevo amigo Watson, narrador en primera ...

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Overview

Cuando el Dr. Watson decide compartir apartamento con Sherlock Holmes no se imagina, tampoco el lector en la primera página, las apasionantes aventuras que le esperan. Este libro prologado por Alberto Laiseca incluye Estudio en escarlata y El signo de los cuatro, los dos primeros títulos que Conan Doyle dedicó a un personaje tan excéntrico como racional, cuya pericia investigadora, deductiva y analítica sorprende a policías, detectives, asesinos, y por supuesto, a su nuevo amigo Watson, narrador en primera persona de las obras. Por lo demás, cómo no, misteriosos sucesos con personajes de lo más variopinto, mormones, pintadas difíciles de descifrar en el lugar del crimen, un tesoro, una mujer bella y pistas, muchas pistas. Entre uno y otro caso descubrimos los estados depresivos de Holmes, su adicción a la cocaína y el humo de su pipa en un escenario donde según nuestro detective: ?la niebla amarilla se desliza por las calles y penetra en las casas marrones y grises?.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9788497637978
  • Publisher: Nowtilus, S.L., Ediciones
  • Publication date: 4/1/2010
  • Language: Spanish
  • Series: Nowtilus Pocket
  • Edition description: Spanish-language Edition
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 4.70 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author


Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle (Edinburgh, Scotland, May 22nd, 1859 - Crowborough, England, July 7th, 1930) Clever and brilliant British writer, famous by the creation of the character of Sherlock Holmes, the famous Worldwide fi ctional detective, excentric protagonist of four novels and fi fty-six stories. Conan Doyle was prolifi c in his literary production addressing, in addition to the detective novel, the story and the historical novel, leaving memorable hits such as Rodney Stone, The Ring of Th oth, John Barrington Cowles and others.

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

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