Sherlock Holmes: The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock Complete Set 4) [NOOK Book]

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'He is the Napoleon of Crime...He is the organiser of half that is evil and of nearly all that is undetected in this great city'. A man like Sherlock Holmes has many enemies. Violent murderers, deviant villains, ghosts of old loves, blackmailers and poisonous scribes, to to name but a few. But none are so deadly, so powerful, as Professor Moriarty. Moriarty - the only man who can compete with Holmes' genius. The only man who can, perhaps, ultimately defeat the great detective ...
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Sherlock Holmes: The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock Complete Set 4)

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Overview

'He is the Napoleon of Crime...He is the organiser of half that is evil and of nearly all that is undetected in this great city'. A man like Sherlock Holmes has many enemies. Violent murderers, deviant villains, ghosts of old loves, blackmailers and poisonous scribes, to to name but a few. But none are so deadly, so powerful, as Professor Moriarty. Moriarty - the only man who can compete with Holmes' genius. The only man who can, perhaps, ultimately defeat the great detective ...
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When The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes was first published in 1894, its author "A. Conan Doyle" couldn't have imagined that this collection of short stories would not only continue to be a resilient backlist bestseller for over a century; it would also become the basis of an upcoming blockbuster movie. While fans await the release of Guy Ritchie's film starring Robert Downey, Jr., and Rachel McAdams, readers can sample the original, which includes stories including "The Musgrove Ritual," "Silver Blaze," and "The Final Problem." (Meanwhile, NOOK Book readers can make their choice among half a dozen eBook versions on this mystery classic.)

barnesandnoble.com - Stefania T.
Nel mezzo del cammin di nostra...Lettura.

Giungo in questi afosi ed estivi istanti al completamento della lettura di circa 1/2 del "Canone", termine che identifica l'intera e completa collezione dei romanzi e dei racconti che vedono protagonista l' "autentico" Sherlock Holmes, quello nato dalla penna di sir Arthur Conan Doyle (distinto da quello "apocrifo", generato dalla discutibile creatività di altri scrittori post-Conan Doyle).
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780755387632
  • Publisher: Headline Book Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 8/4/2011
  • Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 569 KB

Meet the Author

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born in 1859 in Edinburgh, Scotland. He was a doctor by trade; optician more specifically. It is rumoured that during his off periods of work he would think about and write his various stories. He is well known for several science fiction works, but of course his most recognizable works are the Sherlock Holmes mysteries. He died in 1930. He tried desperately to "kill off" Holmes so that he could pursue other genres of writing as well, and not just be known for the Holmes mysteries. However, after much public outcry, Holmes returned in "The Empty House" and in many other stories following, up to the "Case Book of Sherlock Holmes" collection.

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

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
General Editor's Preface to the Series
Introduction
Note on the Text
Select Bibliography
A Chronology of Arthur Conan Doyle
Silver Blaze 3
The Cardboard Box 30
The Yellow Face 53
The Stockbroker's Clerk 73
The 'Gloria Scott' 92
The Musgrave Ritual 113
The Reigate Squire 134
The Crooked Man 155
The Resident Patient 174
The Greek Interpreter 193
The Naval Treaty 213
The Final Problem 249
App. I. The Adventure of the Two Collaborators 269
App. II. How I Write My Books 272
Explanatory Notes 274
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