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Sherlock: The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

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A tie-in edition of Arthur Conan Doyle's classic Sherlock Holmes novel, with a new introduction from the team behind the hit BBC series.
 
The hit BBC series Sherlock offers a fresh, contemporary take on the original Sir Arthur Conan Doyle stories, and has helped introduce a whole new generation of fans to the legendary detective.
 
This TV tie-in edition to Sir ...

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Overview

A tie-in edition of Arthur Conan Doyle's classic Sherlock Holmes novel, with a new introduction from the team behind the hit BBC series.
 
The hit BBC series Sherlock offers a fresh, contemporary take on the original Sir Arthur Conan Doyle stories, and has helped introduce a whole new generation of fans to the legendary detective.
 
This TV tie-in edition to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's second collection of Sherlock Holmes short stories, which was first published in 1894, includes the infamous 'The Final Problem'. It is one of Conan Doyle's favourite Sherlock tales and the detective's deadliest challenge. This is the ultimate thriller, in which Sherlock meets his intellectual match: the criminal mastermind Professor Moriarty. As Moriarty pushes Sherlock to his intellectual limits, this game of cat and mouse will test not only their wits but their mortality.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781849904063
  • Publisher: B B C Worldwide Americas
  • Publication date: 6/1/2012
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 370,414
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE was born in Edinburgh in 1859. He trained as a doctor at Edinburgh University and it was during this time that he witnessed methods of diagnosis that would later inspire Sherlock Holmes' astonishing methods of deduction. A Study in Scarlet was Conan Doyle's first Sherlock Holmes novel, published in 1887, but it was The Sign of Four, published in 1890, that catapulted him to worldwide fame. From 1891 he wrote short stories about the immortal detective for The Strand magazine. He attempted to kill off Sherlock Holmes in 1893, in The Final Problem, but was forced to revive him after thousands of complaints. Conan Doyle died in 1930 having written two more Sherlock Holmes novels, The Hound of the Baskervilles and The Valley of Fear, both serialized in The Strand, and a total of 56 short stories. Not only the master of popular crime fiction, he also wrote the best-selling science fiction novel, The Lost World from the Professor Challenger series.

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 October 1, 2013

    Awesome book!!

    I started watching the BBC show and I loved it so much I wanted to read the original books. I got a copy of the compete works but it was just too heavy to carry around with me. So I started looking to buy the separate books, and I found this!! It's awesome BBC did this for new fans of Sherlock. It's perfect and the intros that the actors and writers have made are a great way to start the books!!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2013

    To below

    You know a friendship is real when everyone assumes your gay for eachother

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2013

    I hear the johnlock i i taste the johnlock i smell te johnlock

    That is all

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2013

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2014

    SHERLOCK RP ANYONE

    Hum hum.... * raises eyebrows*

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2014

    Sherlock

    We all remember that old friend, the one you may have put down as a kid, and maybe you've picked him up again, and maybe you've let him go. Either way, I'm almost positive you'll remember his name. I certainly do. (And then again, I've been officially obsessed with him for almost a week now. Not sure how long this will last -- hopefully, forever.)
    Sherlock Holmes.
    Brought to life on the pages somewhere around the beginning of the nineteenth century, if I'm correct, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
    And now, he is brought to our age -- The Age of The Internet -- by BBC's show “Sherlock”. According to the man himself, he is “a highly-functioning sociopath”, which is exactly what we see, if not hear, from Holmes in Doyle's orginal series.
    I met him through BBC's show, and wasn't that surprised to hear him speak or act normally. However, upon reading “The Hound of the Baskervilles”, I was shocked to find out how many quotes and/or full scenes they gor straight from the books, with no editing. But obviously, because the two screenwriters for the show -- Steve Moffat & Mark Gatiss, should you ever have the pleasure of meeting them (or perhaps any of the “Sherlock” team, really) -- are the biggest Sherlock fanatics Benedict Cumberpatch {Sherlock Holmes} happens to know. And that is a good thing, because they work with him and Martin Freeman {Dr. John Watson} on making Cumberpatch's character more and more human as the seasons are made. Although Freeman, according to co-star Cumberpatch, is determined it will be renamed “John” before long.
    I could possibly see that, although what got me started on it was one word: SHERLOCK.
    So I advise you, read the books (these or otherwise; I would say these) and watch BBC's “Sherlock”. Guranteed, you will not want to miss a minute of it. But, that's just me. For additional fun, grab the companion book to the episode (A Study in Scarlet/A Study in Pink, The Sign of Four/The Sign of Three, etc.) and tag along. I loved it. ~~Nyla~~

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