The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes VI: The "Gloria Scott"/The Adventure of the Resident Patient/The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor/The Final Problem

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Includes: The Adventure of the Final Problem · The Adventure of "Gloria Scott" · The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor · The Adventure of the Resident Patient

Classic Sherlock Holmes at its best. In The Final Problem, perhaps the greatest of the short stories of Sherlock Holmes, the English detective encounters his most formidable rival, Professor Moriarty. "The Napoleon of Crime" is how Holmes describes his adversary to his faithful companion, Dr. Watson, as they move to the ...

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Overview

Includes: The Adventure of the Final Problem · The Adventure of "Gloria Scott" · The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor · The Adventure of the Resident Patient

Classic Sherlock Holmes at its best. In The Final Problem, perhaps the greatest of the short stories of Sherlock Holmes, the English detective encounters his most formidable rival, Professor Moriarty. "The Napoleon of Crime" is how Holmes describes his adversary to his faithful companion, Dr. Watson, as they move to the ultimate confrontation at the Reichenbach Falls. Also in this collection is the intriguing mystery of the disappearing bride in The Noble Bachelor, and two threats from the past in "Gloria Scott" and The Resident Patient.

Music:Chamber music

The character of Sherlock Holmes first appeared in 1887 in, A Study in Scarlet.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
David Timson is a most convincing narrator in this sixth installment of Sherlockian adventures; he ably captures the voices of Dr. Watson and Holmes. The program (along with the five others in the series) includes musical interludes that add to the narrative. Interestingly, this series is based on the Strand magazine version, Doyle's first thoughts on how the cases of Holmes should appear. Presented here are "The Adventure of the Gloria Scott," "The Adventure of the Resident Patient," "The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor," and "The Adventure of the Final Problem," the most disturbing of the Holmes tales, in which Doyle introduces Professor Moriarty and then ruthlessly kills him, one of the most popular characters to ever grace English literature. Highly recommended for all libraries; classical literature and music at its best.-Theresa Connors, Arkansas Tech Univ., Russellville Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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In this first collection of Holmes's stories, the beloved detective uses his uncanny skills to rescue a king from blackmail, to capture an ingenious bank robber, and to save an innocent son accused of patricide.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789626342800
  • Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks Ltd.
  • Publication date: 3/1/2003
  • Series: Sherlock Holmes Mystery Series
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged, volume 6
  • Product dimensions: 4.94 (w) x 5.72 (h) x 0.95 (d)

Meet the Author

Arthur Conan Doyle
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was both a doctor and a believer in spirits, which may partly explain why his Sherlock Holmes is one of literature's most beloved detectives: Holmes always approaches his cases with the gentility and logic of a scientist, but the stories are suffused with an aura of the supernatural. Narrated by devoted assistant Dr. John H. Watson, Holmes's adventures were so addictive that fans protested the master deducer's "death" in 1893 and Doyle had to resurrect him.

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

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