The Greatest Adventures of Sherlock Holmes [NOOK Book]

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  Sherlock Holmes is the greatest detective in all fiction, and his adventures are among the finest capers committed to the printed page. Rightly regarded as the Great Detective, Holmes sees clues that others overlook, and displays skills of detection that are nearly as uncanny as they are . . . elementary.
 
The Greatest Adventures of Sherlock Holmes collects forty-eight classic tales, including the full-length novels "A Study in Scarlet," "The Sign of the Four," "The Hound of the Baskervilles," and ...
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Overview

  Sherlock Holmes is the greatest detective in all fiction, and his adventures are among the finest capers committed to the printed page. Rightly regarded as the Great Detective, Holmes sees clues that others overlook, and displays skills of detection that are nearly as uncanny as they are . . . elementary.
 
The Greatest Adventures of Sherlock Holmes collects forty-eight classic tales, including the full-length novels "A Study in Scarlet," "The Sign of the Four," "The Hound of the Baskervilles," and "The Valley of Fear." In addition, it features forty-four short masterpieces of detective fiction, among them "The Speckled Band," "A Scandal in Bohemia," "His Last Bow," and "The Final Problem." This collection of superb stories is your passport to 221B Baker, where Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick, Dr. Watson, explore some of the most baffling crimes ever committed--and where the game is always afoot.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781435153837
  • Publisher: Fall River Press
  • Publication date: 12/24/2013
  • Series: Amazing Values
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 960
  • Sales rank: 111,140
  • File size: 3 MB

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2014

    All the stories are brilliant. The author will keep you clueless

    All the stories are brilliant. The author will keep you clueless until the end of each case, and it is just fascinating how Sherlock Holmes is able to solve all the mysteries as if they were child´s play. I really really REALLY recommend this book, the stories are not complicated nor hard to follow. I think Sherlock Holmes is not only the best detective in history, but one of the biggest and brightest minds in all literature, he will make a mystery turn from unsolvable to simplicity itslef.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2013

    Highly recommended

    Great Read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2013

    Great Book, lots of Sherlock!

    Great Book, lots of Sherlock!

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