A Study In Scarlet [NOOK Book]

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IN the year 1878 I took my degree of Doctor of Medicine of the University of London, and proceeded to Netley to go through the course prescribed for surgeons in the army. Having completed my studies there, I was duly attached to the Fifth Northumberland Fusiliers as Assistant Surgeon. The regiment was stationed in India at the time, and before I could join it, the second Afghan war had broken out. On landing at Bombay, I learned that my corps had advanced through the passes, and was already deep in the enemy's ...
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Overview

IN the year 1878 I took my degree of Doctor of Medicine of the University of London, and proceeded to Netley to go through the course prescribed for surgeons in the army. Having completed my studies there, I was duly attached to the Fifth Northumberland Fusiliers as Assistant Surgeon. The regiment was stationed in India at the time, and before I could join it, the second Afghan war had broken out. On landing at Bombay, I learned that my corps had advanced through the passes, and was already deep in the enemy's country. I followed, however, with many other officers who were in the same situation as myself, and succeeded in reaching Candahar in safety, where I found my regiment, and at once entered upon my new duties.
The campaign brought honours and promotion to many, but for me it had nothing but misfortune and disaster. I was removed from my brigade and attached to the Berkshires, with whom I served at the fatal battle of Maiwand.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012028396
  • Publisher: New Century Books
  • Publication date: 12/18/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 96 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2012

    A study in pink

    Vey good! Funny to read after watching BBC's show Sherlock, episode one based off this story.

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 15, 2010

    A Classic

    The first of the four Sherlock Holmes novel the character development is wonderful. You really capture the essence of Watson and Holmes. The story starts off very intriguing with a mysterious murder and the chase of the killer. However, there is a LONG intermission during the chase to give the back story of the killer and victims. The back story proves useful once the case is resolved but I found it a little too long and wanted to get back to Baker Street. As one of the classics it is a must read and a good start to the rest of the novels.

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 12, 2012

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    A fast-paced mystery thriller that represents the origin story o

    A fast-paced mystery thriller that represents the origin story of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 12, 2011

    a very good book

    this was the first book i read on my new nook and it was great!

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 13, 2013

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    Elementary, Dear Watson If someone could only to read one novel

    Elementary, Dear Watson
    If someone could only to read one novel in their lives – this is the novel I would recommend. It introduces Sherlock Holmes (and Watson) to the world and it introduces them very well.
    There’s lashings of elementary deduction and a surprising amount of poignancy and Providence. (Although I do agree with one reviewer on Goodreads that half way through it becomes something else, before getting back to being a Sherlock Holmes again)
    If you watched the excellent BBC series with Benedict Cumberbatch and haven't yet read A Study in Scarlet – please do so, you’ll see the first ever episode in a new light.
    Nina Jon is the author of the Jane Hetherington’s Adventures in Detection crime and mystery series.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2013

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    This is great to read after watching BBC Sherlock! The book is great and written great! The bbc show is also great!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2013

    Incredible!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I really love how Sherlock Holmes uses the famous art of deduction. This is the first book of all the others that I have read, and I am definitely going to read all the rest!!!!!!!!!!!! The only reason why I gave the novel a rate of four stars is because the second part was too long and it tired you after some time with the same over and over again!!!!!!! If you did not read the book yet, I recommend you to do it when you have time. Try it and rate it so I know your opinion!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 25, 2012

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    Witty and Entertaining

    A Study in Scar­let by Arthur Conan Doyle is the very first novel fea­tur­ing Eng­lish detec­tive Sher­lock Holmes and his friend Dr. Wat­son. The story was writ­ten in 1886 and pub­lished in 1887 and marks the first appear­ance of the famous sleuth.

    Dr. Wat­son, com­ing back from mil­i­tary ser­vice in India and Afghanistan, needs a place to live. A friend intro­duces him to Sher­lock Holmes and they ended up room­ing together in an apart­ment in Baker Street, London.

    Holmes is a “con­sult­ing detec­tive” and an opium addict, is soon on his first case, a mur­der, tak­ing his new friend with him. Wat­son is con­stantly amazed by Holmes bril­liance, arro­gance immense knowl­edge in some areas and yet very lit­tle in oth­ers. Holmes explains that he only needs to know cer­tain sub­jects for his occu­pa­tion and not let the rest clut­ter up his mind

    A Study in Scar­let by Arthur Conan Doyle is a strange book with a strange struc­ture which is actu­ally two sto­ries thinly con­nected. The first part is the more inter­est­ing, where the leg­endary meet­ing between the detec­tive and the doc­tor hap­pens and an intro­duc­tion to the char­ac­ters as well as a mur­der mys­tery. The sec­ond part shifts from Lon­don to Utah where we get a some­what sym­pa­thetic back-story to the mur­der and his deed.

    This, I feel, is one of those books where it is bet­ter to know what will hap­pen in the future in the con­text of the Sher­lock Holmes uni­verse and sto­ries, not the plot. The story does give Holmes his abil­ity to show off his ana­lyt­i­cal pow­ers as well as his atti­tude which makes him a great detec­tive but a lousy human being.

    The story is awk­ward in its con­struc­tion and I kept re-reading some parts think­ing I totally missed some­thing. This was the first Holmes story I read since I was 12 or so, I remem­bered them all being short and thought that maybe the book is con­structed of two short sto­ries, one a detec­tive novel and the other one isn’t. How­ever, that wasn’t so and every­thing was tied up for me at the end.

    One can cer­tainly tell of the immense tal­ent the author has as the mys­tery unfolds. The dia­logue is witty, filled with dry humor and enter­tain­ing, the char­ac­ters are engag­ing and inter­est­ing and it’s a nice touch that the protagonist’s room­mate tells the story.

    While it was a weird read­ing expe­ri­ence, I did enjoy the book and the intro­duc­tion to the great detec­tive. I must admit how­ever that if I wasn’t already famil­iar with Holmes I prob­a­bly would not have read the other books in the series (but I did).

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2012

    Great, but...

    This book is very high-quality. An engaging mystery thriller about the mysterious murder of two men in the city of London, England. Arthur Conan Doyle's descriptive powers were phoenomenal. Sherlock Holmes, as always, exhibited his incredible method of deduction. The one flaw is that in Part 2 he provides a backstory detailing what happened to provoke this crime. The backstory proves useful once the crime is solved, but it proved to be rather long and I wanted to get back to Holmes, Watson, Gregson, Lestrade, and the freshly captured Jefferson Hope. Aside from that one problem, the book was excellent. A must-read for young readers interested in the science of deduction and detection.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2007

    Wonderful

    This book was wonderful! the vocabulary and writing was terrific. the plot was ingenius and surprising. I loved it! a must read

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 14, 2014

    Fantastic book

    Fantastic book

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  • Posted January 10, 2014

    Very clever!

    I read this book at the suggestion of my son and grandson - both fans of Sherlock Holmes. Now I'm hooked too and plan to read more of Doyle's suspenseful tales of the great detective.

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  • Posted January 10, 2014

    A Good Read!

    An interesting book that essentially describes how forensic science got started. Arthur Conan Doyle influenced Victorian England's procedures for examining a crime scene. There is a PBS special about Sherlock Holmes and his forensic techniques that are taken from this book. And, it's all true.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2013

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                   A study in scarlet




    The theme of a Study in Scarlet is considered mystery and also a thriller.  The book was incredibly interesting especially when the mystery was unraveling and you where waiting to see who the murderer was.The most important features in A Study in Scarlet were the small details that you wouldn't notice if it weren't for Sherlock Holmes pointing them out. A Study in Scarlet is extremely thorough and includes all the tiny details that are necessary to solve a mystery including a lot of description of the setting using imagery. The book is a great example of a great mystery that uses amazing characters to portray what the author is trying to deliver to his Audience. Without giving much away a Study in Scarlet is the introduction of these amazing characters Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson and how they meet and unravel the murder together.         

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2013

    Awesome

    I love this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2012

    Ok

    I would want to read from these comments 7 people wrote

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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