The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes.

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Title: The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes.

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Overview

Title: The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes.

Publisher: British Library, Historical Print Editions

The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom. It is one of the world's largest research libraries holding over 150 million items in all known languages and formats: books, journals, newspapers, sound recordings, patents, maps, stamps, prints and much more. Its collections include around 14 million books, along with substantial additional collections of manuscripts and historical items dating back as far as 300 BC.

The FICTION & PROSE LITERATURE collection includes books from the British Library digitised by Microsoft. The collection provides readers with a perspective of the world from some of the 18th and 19th century's most talented writers. Written for a range of audiences, these works are a treasure for any curious reader looking to see the world through the eyes of ages past. Beyond the main body of works the collection also includes song-books, comedy, and works of satire.

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Doyle, Arthur;
1894 [1893].
279 p. ; 8º.
12650.dd.41.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781240867783
  • Publisher: British Library, Historical Print Editions
  • Publication date: 1/28/2011
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Meet the Author

Arthur Conan Doyle
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was both a doctor and a believer in spirits, which may partly explain why his Sherlock Holmes is one of literature's most beloved detectives: Holmes always approaches his cases with the gentility and logic of a scientist, but the stories are suffused with an aura of the supernatural. Narrated by devoted assistant Dr. John H. Watson, Holmes's adventures were so addictive that fans protested the master deducer's "death" in 1893 and Doyle had to resurrect him.

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 March 18, 2006

    The master at work

    The second collection of Sherlock Holmes short stories is just as good as the first, though most of the stories here are shorter than in the previous book. That just means that this book can be enjoyed even by people who have short attention spans or a lack of time to read longer stories. The important element of this book, of course, is the final story, which introduces the reader to Sherlock Holmes' arch enemy, Professor Moriarty. It must have been rather odd for the English reader at the time to have Sherlock Holmes' final adventure be against a man whom they had never heard of before, and for it to happen in such a way that you can't say for sure exactly what happened is both maddening and very creative. Of course, more stories followed (I'm not even halfway through my collection at this point), but from here on out the reader knows how it all ends.

    9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2012

    Brilliant

    This is a great collection of great Sherlock Holmes stories.It has well selected stories that are both popular and gripping. I would definitley reccomend this to any Sherlock Holmes fan or just a fan of mystery novels.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 2, 2011

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    HUGE FAN

    Sherlock Holmes, the world's best-known and most-loved fictional detective, is more popular today than ever. This collection presents many of the most familiar cases Holmes and his assistant, Dr. Watson, ever solve, including "Silver Blaze," "The Greek Interpreter," and "The Musgrave Ritual." As Holmes's fame grows, it brings him notoriety that piques the ire of London's criminal underworld, who begin to scheme against him. It is in "The Final Problem" that Dr. Watson relates the grisly, fatal, and shocking tale of how Holmes finally meets his match, encountering the diabolical Professor Moriarty in a terrible struggle at Reichenbach Falls.



    I have to start out by telling you that when I was asked to review this book, it took me only seconds to respond. My husband and I are huge Sherlock Holmes fans.
    Exhibit #1 Our Cats Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Watson and Professor Moriarty.


    Back in the days when there were just 4 television selections, ABC, CBS, NBC and PBS, chances were pretty good that late nights on Fridays or Saturdays there would be a Sherlock Holmes movie on at least one of the channels. My favorite Holmes was Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce was my favorite Dr. Watson. But today with the Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes movie starring Robert Downey, Jr. and its sequel coming out in December there is a whole new audience for the Arthur Conan Doyle character. If you are a fan of the television show House you would also notice many similarities between Sherlock Holmes and Gregory House. In fact many episodes contain actual Holmes references. For example in the season two finale, House is shot by a crazed gunman credited as "Moriarty," the name of Holmes's nemesis. Today I just found this article that says CBS is working on a modern day Sherlock Holmes story. BBC already has out their own contemporary series. There are even cartoons based on the characters and books written about Holmes for all grade levels.

    I guess what I am trying to say are these stories are timeless and can be read again and again at any time in your life.

    Be sure to go see the new movie in December. I am not sure I like explosions and shooting but that's what is in all suspense movies these days.



    I am more a fan of the Holmes in this book who uses his deductive skills, perceptions and sharp observations to solve the cases. This is a fantastic book for the older fans like me and a great way to introduce new fans on how Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson started out. The first story was published in 1887 and the character of Sherlock Holmes is still relevant today. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle has truly created characters that are timeless and who I "deduce" will be with us in one form or another forever and ever.


    Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Penguin Books. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. Receiving a complimentary copy in no way reflected my review of this book. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 : "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 27, 2010

    suspenceful

    all the time i was at the edge of my chair. the story always seemed to change

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 18, 2011

    awful

    it wouldn't let me give zero starts...this is a digital scan which means every so-many lines you see text inserted that tells you who digitized. NOT WORTH "FREE".

    I have better versions of this for free for the kindle app on my phone.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 1999

    I loved it!!!

    I loved the coloured way he illustrated the Master Detective himself!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2013

    Book

    Fun, and an exciting read! Get it and try it out. It is free, after all. And who doesnt like a mystery? And what mystery is better than Sherlock Holmes?!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2013

    Awesome

    This orc version was very good - this will be a keeper on my nook as i adore holmes :))))))))))

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2012

    To october 2nd

    Please dont write a review that long. No one wants to read a review that long.

    2 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 1, 2011

    Good read

    Enjoyable The ocr introduced some fun and provided a few puzzles to figure out - a Holmes like experience!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2000

    outstanding

    i loved it

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2013

    Sherlock

    This is what I was lookljting for!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2012

    Couldn't put it down!

    Wonderfil book!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 26, 2012

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    Just as stylish as Arthur Conan Doyle's Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 5, 2011

    Ok

    It is not really a good book

    1 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2014

    <3

    I love sherlock holmes

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2014

    Raylen

    Bad! Bad! Don't give it four stars it's bad!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2013

    A thriller

    Holms is AWESOME!!!!! the way he solves crimes is fascinating and i love the murder mysteries. Just don't read it at night. :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2013

    Awesome swag narly

    IT IS SO SO SO IT IS COOL

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2012

    Homes

    Very interesting

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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