The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes: The Novels (A Study in Scarlet, The Sign of Four, The Hound of the Baskervilles, The Valley of Fear) by Arthur Conan Doyle, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes: The Novels (A Study in Scarlet, The Sign of Four, The Hound of the Baskervilles, The Valley of Fear)

The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes: The Novels (A Study in Scarlet, The Sign of Four, The Hound of the Baskervilles, The Valley of Fear)

by Arthur Conan Doyle
     
 

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The four classic novels of Sherlock Holmes, heavily illustrated and annotated with extensive scholarly commentary, in an attractive and elegant slipcase.
The publication of Leslie S. Klinger's brilliant new annotations of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's four classic Holmes novels in 2005 created a Holmes sensation. Klinger reassembles Doyle's four seminal novels in

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The four classic novels of Sherlock Holmes, heavily illustrated and annotated with extensive scholarly commentary, in an attractive and elegant slipcase.
The publication of Leslie S. Klinger's brilliant new annotations of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's four classic Holmes novels in 2005 created a Holmes sensation. Klinger reassembles Doyle's four seminal novels in their original order, with over 1,000 notes, 350 illustrations and period photographs, and tantalizing new Sherlockian theories. Inside, readers will find:
A Study in Scarlet (1887)—a tale of murder and revenge that tells of Holmes and Dr. Watson's first meeting;The Sign of Four (1889)—a chilling tale of lost treasure...and of how Watson met his wife;The Hound of the Baskervilles (1901)—hailed as the greatest mystery novel of all time; andThe Valley of Fear (1914)—a fresh murder scene that leads Holmes to solve a long-forgotten mystery.Whether as a stand-alone volume or as a companion to the short stories, this classic work illuminates the timeless genius of Conan Doyle for an entirely new generation.

Editorial Reviews

Los Angeles Times
A generous work, scholarly yet utterly accessible, a remarkable showcase of the detective's continuing allure.— David L. Ulin
The New York Times
Hailed as the definitive exegesis of Holmes and his times.— Mark Weingarten
Washington Post Book World
A beautiful and thoroughly enjoyable edition...will appeal to first time readers and seasoned veterans.— Daniel Stashower
Maureen Corrigan - Fresh Air
“A feast for any fans of the greatest detective who ever stalked the earth.”
Michael Dirda
“Even the sleuth of Baker Street would be awed by the ingenious deductions and dazzling speculations of modern Sherlockian scholarship.”
David L. Ulin - Los Angeles Times
“A generous work, scholarly yet utterly accessible, a remarkable showcase of the detective's continuing allure.”
Mark Weingarten - The New York Times
“Hailed as the definitive exegesis of Holmes and his times.”
Daniel Stashower - Washington Post Book World
“A beautiful and thoroughly enjoyable edition...will appeal to first time readers and seasoned veterans.”
Fresh Air
A feast for any fans of the greatest detective who ever stalked the earth.— Maureen Corrigan
Boston Globe
“A vast work of entertaining ingenuity and erudition.”
Publishers Weekly
Eminent attorney and Sherlockian Klinger completes the daunting mission he began with 2004's two volumes examining the original 56 short stories to feature the great detective with this robust third book containing the four Holmes novels. All the gifts that netted Klinger an Edgar Award for best critical/biographical work are again in evidence: clear definitions of obscure terms, pithy discussions of some of the issues that have puzzled and delighted Holmes fans for generations (where exactly was Watson wounded?) and lucid essays (which legend inspired The Hound of the Baskervilles?). Klinger manages the difficult feat of appealing both to those new to the world of Sherlockian scholarship and to those who can quote the stories like gospel. Ample use of illustrations, some from the novels' original appearances, adds to the enjoyment. A must-have for any serious mystery fan, this edition will stand as the benchmark for generations to come. Agent, Donald Maass. Author tour. (Nov.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Library Journal
A Study in Scarlet, The Sign of the Four, The Hound of the Baskerilles, and The Valley of Fear, all together in one slipcased package with 1000 new notes, 350 illustrations, and more. Should you buy? It's elementary, my dear librarian. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393058000
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
11/07/2005
Pages:
992
Sales rank:
216,651
Product dimensions:
10.54(w) x 9.00(h) x 2.15(d)

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Michael Dirda
Even the sleuth of Baker Street would be awed by the ingenious deductions and dazzling speculations of modern Sherlockian scholarship.

Meet the Author

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) is most noted for his Sherlock Holmes detective stories. He was a prolific writer whose other works include a wide range of science fiction stories, historical novels, romances, poetry, and nonfiction.

Leslie S. Klinger is one of the world’s foremost authorities on Sherlock Holmes. He is the editor of the three-volume set The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes. The first two volumes, The Complete Short Stories, won the Edgar for “Best Critical/Biographical” work. He has just published In the Company of Sherlock Holmes and The New Annotated H. P. Lovecraft. Klinger is a member of the Baker Street Irregulars and lives in Malibu.

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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