The Return of Sherlock Holmes (Illustrated with TOC and Original Commentary)

The Return of Sherlock Holmes (Illustrated with TOC and Original Commentary)

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by Arthur Conan Doyle
     
 

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859–1930) was a Scottish physician and writer known around the world for his stories about detective Sherlock Holmes, which all but created the literary field of crime fiction and made the name Sherlock Holmes synonymous with detectives. Aside from the Sherlock Holmes stories, he was a prolific writer whose other works include science

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859–1930) was a Scottish physician and writer known around the world for his stories about detective Sherlock Holmes, which all but created the literary field of crime fiction and made the name Sherlock Holmes synonymous with detectives. Aside from the Sherlock Holmes stories, he was a prolific writer whose other works include science fiction stories, historical novels, plays and romances, poetry, and non-fiction.

Conan Doyle wrote four full length Sherlock Holmes novels: A Study in Scarlet, The Sign of the Four, The Hound of the Baskervilles, and The Valley of Death. But the famous detective was so popular that Conan Doyle also wrote dozens of short stories. The Return of Sherlock Holmes was first published in 1905 by Georges Newnes, Ltd and in a Colonial edition by Longmans. This was the first Holmes collection since 1893, when Holmes had "died" in "The Adventure of the Final Problem". Having published The Hound of the Baskervilles in 1901–1902 (although setting it before Holmes' death) Doyle came under intense pressure to revive his famous character.

This collection contains stories set from 1894, giving Holmes the period from 1891-94 to explain "The Great Hiatus." Also of note is Watson's statement at the end of the cycle that Holmes has retired, and forbids him to publish any more stories.

• "The Adventure of the Empty House" (the return of Holmes)
• "The Adventure of the Norwood Builder"
• "The Adventure of the Dancing Men"
• "The Adventure of the Solitary Cyclist"
• "The Adventure of the Priory School"
• "The Adventure of Black Peter"
• "The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton"
• "The Adventure of the Six Napoleons"
• "The Adventure of the Three Students"
• "The Adventure of the Golden Pince-Nez"
• "The Adventure of the Missing Three-Quarter"
• "The Adventure of the Abbey Grange"
• "The Adventure of the Second Stain

This edition of The Return of Sherlock Holmes is specially formatted with a Table of Contents and includes images of Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes, and scenes from the stories.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012958358
Publisher:
Charles River Editors
Publication date:
06/12/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

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The Return Of Sherlock Holmes 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 68 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So scrambled that one can't read it. I know it was free, but what is the point???
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Virtually unreadable due to all the errors.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The conversion to ebook was very poorly done. The text is nearly unreadable with multiple errors in each sentence. Download from Project Gutenberg and download it there. Their version is much cleaner.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An excellent collection of Holmes tales. This has some of my favorites. By the way, this version is very nice and isn't full of errors, as some of the other reviews seem to be for other versions, not this one
Aryn Kodet More than 1 year ago
Very poor formatting and many, many errors made the story hard to understand. But, hey, what else can you expect from a free download? I would recommed buying one of the .99 cent versions, that way you dont have to deal with those pesky errors.
NYM More than 1 year ago
Another fabulous novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Same characters, great new mysteries. Brilliant!
Nancy Coleman More than 1 year ago
This translation of Sherlock Holmes has passages that are virtualy unreadable. The first chapter or two are all right but after that certain passages get completely replaced by symbols. I suggest you buy one of the other copys of this book.
GailCooke More than 1 year ago
A previous collection of Doyle's stories, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, brought so much pleasure that I couldn't wait for more. Here they are in THE RETURN OF SHERLOCK HOLMES stunningly presented by Simon Prebble.. If you've not yet heard a reading by Prebble, sit down and prepare to be well entertained. The British born Prebble, an experienced stage, television, and film, actor came to our country in 1990. Since then he has narrated some 350 audio books and has garnered every possible award (some numerous times) - A Golden Voice and Voices of the Century by AudioFile, 24 Earphone awards, 5 Listen Up awards...well, you get the idea, he's terrific. This collection of 13 Holmes stories was initially published during the years 1903 - 1904. It is the first collection to appear since Holmes supposedly died in "The Adventure of the Final Problem," and represents Doyle at his best. Among the 13 we find everything from The Adventure of the Empty House (which features the return of Holmes and his explanation of miraculously surviving a to the death struggle with Professor Moriarity) to The Adventure of the Second Stain. The redoubtable Watson is, of course, by Holmes's side throughout offering his memorable comments and questions. THE RETURN OF SHERLOCK HOLMES is truly a classic and one that detective fiction aficionados will want to hear again and again. - Gail Cooke
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Iyou do theres a lot of these*%;;$/';%/'/' My version dosent have any
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Total ripoff, almost unreadable. Find another version.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hey the missprints aren't that bad! I mean, you can still read it! And it's
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Lots of characters in place of the simply marvelous words that shoul be there.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story but should be read on the printed page
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Made reading very difficult.
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It's ok pretty interesting but can be a bit odd.
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Thorne2112 More than 1 year ago
A welcome return for the legendary Sherlock Holmes.
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