The Memoirs Of Sherlock Holmes

The Memoirs Of Sherlock Holmes

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by Arthur Conan Doyle
     
 

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These twelve tales chronicling Holmes's fatal battle of wits with the devilish Professor Moriarty will keep readers on the edge of their seats. Holmes's death in "The Final Problem" caused such a public outcry that the author was forced to bring the intrepid investigator back to life in The Return of Sherlock Holmes.  See more details below

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These twelve tales chronicling Holmes's fatal battle of wits with the devilish Professor Moriarty will keep readers on the edge of their seats. Holmes's death in "The Final Problem" caused such a public outcry that the author was forced to bring the intrepid investigator back to life in The Return of Sherlock Holmes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781434470317
Publisher:
Wildside Press
Publication date:
05/30/2008
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.65(d)

Meet the Author

The creator of Sherlock Holmes, the world's most famous literary detective. Born in Scotland, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was a practising doctor when he began to write tales of mystery and adventure. In addition to the Sherlock Holmes stories, Conan Doyle also wrote the Professor Challenger adventures, and his classic, The Lost World, is one of the original fantasy novels. Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) was born in Edinburgh and studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh's Medical School. Graduating in 1881, he set up practice as an occultist, but as patients proved elusive he turned to writing. An important influence upon his literary career was his professor, Dr Joseph Bell, who could observe the most minute detail regarding a patient's condition. This master of deduction became the model for Conan Doyle's legendary literary creation, the detective Sherlock Holmes, introduced in ‘A Study in Scarlet’ in 1887. Conan Doyle also espoused spiritualism and devoted considerable time and effort to a campaign of support for this cause. He also wrote successfully in genres other than detective fiction. His non-fiction includes military writing on the Boer War and pamphlets on spiritualism. It is known that he felt constricted at times by the popularity of Holmes, but it is nevertheless for Sherlock Holmes and his foil, the ponderous Dr Watson that he is best remembered. As Sherlock Holmes was the first detective to solve cases by deduction rather than due to an error by the criminal, Conan Doyle can be credited with creating the modern detective novel. He was knighted in 1902 for his support of the British cause in the Boer Wars. After the death of his son in the First World War, he devoted the rest of his life to spiritualism on which he wrote and lectured.

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Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
May 22, 1859
Date of Death:
July 7, 1930
Place of Birth:
Edinburgh, Scotland
Place of Death:
Crowborough, Sussex, England
Education:
Edinburgh University, B.M., 1881; M.D., 1885

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The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes 4 out of 5 based on 2 ratings. 75 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Dollycas More than 1 year ago
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."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
asprrn More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved the coloured way he illustrated the Master Detective himself!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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?!
Good_Without_God More than 1 year ago
all the time i was at the edge of my chair. the story always seemed to change
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This orc version was very good - this will be a keeper on my nook as i adore holmes :))))))))))
deuard worthen More than 1 year ago
Enjoyable The ocr introduced some fun and provided a few puzzles to figure out - a Holmes like experience!
Guest More than 1 year ago
i loved it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love Sherlock Holmes he is really a good character of miscief and mystery. I have watched all of the Sherlock Holmes movies. I have
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love Sherlock Holmes books. I also like Sir Conan Doyle. I'm totally asking mom if I should buy the collection of all the books for $1.
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Sherlock never fails to entertain!
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Thorne2112 More than 1 year ago
Just as stylish as Arthur Conan Doyle's Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.