A Study in Scarlet (Illustrated with TOC and Original Commentary)

A Study in Scarlet (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… See more details below

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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.

A Study in Scarlet is the first detective mystery novel written by Conan Doyle to feature Sherlock Holmes, who is now the most famous literary detective characters. But back then, he barely garnered any interest. Conan Doyle wrote the novel at the age of 27 in less than three weeks. Although Conan Doyle wrote 56 short stories featuring Holmes, A Study in Scarlet is one of only four full-length novels in the original canon. To get an idea of how influential the Sherlock Holmes’ stories and novels became, A Study in Scarlet was the first work of fiction to incorporate the magnifying glass as an investigative tool.

This edition is specially formatted with a Table of Contents, an original introduction, and images of Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes, and scenes from the novel.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012958402
Publisher:
Charles River Editors
Publication date:
06/12/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

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