Sherlock: The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

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.
 

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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 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781849904063
Publisher:
B B C Worldwide Americas
Publication date:
06/01/2012
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
1,198,796
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.10(d)

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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.

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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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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