A prolific author of books, short stories, poetry, and more, the Scottish writer Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) is best known for the creation of one of literature’s most vivid and enduring characters: Sherlock Holmes. Through detailed observation, vast knowledge, and brilliant deduction, Holmes and his trusted friend, Dr. Watson, step into the swirling fog of Victorian London to rescue the innocent, confound the guilty, and solve the most perplexing puzzles known to literature.
The Adventures and Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1000 Copy Limited Edition) (Illustrated) (Engage Books)by Arthur Conan Doyle, Sidney Paget (Illustrator), E. S. Morris (Illustrator)
The Adventures and Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of the first twenty four short stories based on the famous detective, including the cases of The Red-Headed League, The Cardboard Box, and The Final Problem. Holmes will need to use his various skills, including a knack at cracking ciphers, an aptitude for acting and disguise, tracking footprints, hand to hand combat, deciphering different types of tobacco ash, and knowledge of psychology to solve cases of blackmail, revenge and murder.
Sherlock Holmes is famous for his intellectual prowess and is renowned for his skilful use of deductive reasoning, astute observation, and forensic skills to solve difficult cases. Deductive reasoning allows Holmes to impressively reveal a stranger's occupation. Similarly, by studying inanimate objects, he is able to make astonishingly detailed deductions about their owners. This mindset was a major innovation in the field of crime fiction, inspiring authors like Robert J. Sawyer, Neil Gaiman and Stephen King.
This edition is limited to 1000 copies.
- Engage Books
- Publication date:
- Sales rank:
- Product dimensions:
- 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.19(d)
Meet the Author
- Date of Birth:
- May 22, 1859
- Date of Death:
- July 7, 1930
- Place of Birth:
- Edinburgh, Scotland
- Place of Death:
- Crowborough, Sussex, England
- Edinburgh University, B.M., 1881; M.D., 1885
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
See all customer reviews
To put it bluntly the reading can be dry, devoid of emotion. But thats what makes a Sherlock Holmes novel its remarkable and ingenious self. This book is just that, a remarkable and ingenious assortment of the imaginings of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle spread throughout short stories portraying Sherlock Holmes. These adventures and memoirs will present to you the better part of the Sherlock Holme's series as it contains stories like A Scandal in Bohemia, a thrilling blackmail of foreign royalty, and numerous other infamous tales. The feats of intuition he performs in these stories ,like the remarkable events foreseen in The Red Headed League to the most miniscule observations Holmes conceives, will surpass your wildest imaginings. Because of these aspects any Sherlock Holmes novel will provide an exhilarating read that can keep you guessing until the very end.
Im 12 and i love this book its not a fast rea but its a good book i love it from the scandle in bohema to many other great storys