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His Last Bow: A Reminiscence of Sherlock Holmes

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Overview

This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781148675985
  • Publisher: Nabu Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/2010
  • Pages: 318
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Meet the Author

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) was a British novelist and historian best known as the creator of Sherlock Holmes. He also wrote historical novels, including "The White Company, " which he considered his favorite.

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2013

    This was the only free version of the entire eight-story book th

    This was the only free version of the entire eight-story book that I could find.  It isn't available as an Apple iBook or as an Amazon Kindle book.  Be aware that it is easy to find The Last Bow as a free, stand-alone story, but not , as I said, the eight-story collection.  
    With that being said, I'll now explain my 3-star rating.  If it wasn't for the fact of it being the only free version that I could find, I would only give it 1-star.  The formatting is atrocious and there are numerous misspelled words.  Some words are so bad that you actually need the context to decipher what they were supposed to be!  So, if you're a cheapskate like me and want it for free, then be aware that you'll have to put up with these things to save the money.
    The stories themselves are good--typical Sherlock Holmes.  Nothing out of the ordinary or special, but having read eight out of the nine Holmes books (can't find a free copy of The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes), I can say that they are all good, fun reading and that this volume is no exception.

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    EPICNESS!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Posted August 26, 2012

    Unreadable

    Its as if google threw up digital bits all over this book

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