The Sherlock Holmes Collection: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes; The Hound of the Baskervilles; The Return of Sherlock Holmes (epub edition) (Collins Classics) [NOOK Book]

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Collins Classics brings you a selection of the best-loved stories by Arthur Conan Doyle, featuring one of literature’s favourite detectives, Sherlock Holmes.Who introduced Dr Watson to the world’s greatest detective? What killed Sir Charles Baskerville? And how did Sherlock Holmes escape certain death at the Reichenbach Falls? This collection of original tales by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle reveals all!Since his debut in the Strand magazine over a hundred years ago, Sherlock Holmes and his thrilling adventures have ...
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The Sherlock Holmes Collection: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes; The Hound of the Baskervilles; The Return of Sherlock Holmes (epub edition) (Collins Classics)

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Overview

Collins Classics brings you a selection of the best-loved stories by Arthur Conan Doyle, featuring one of literature’s favourite detectives, Sherlock Holmes.Who introduced Dr Watson to the world’s greatest detective? What killed Sir Charles Baskerville? And how did Sherlock Holmes escape certain death at the Reichenbach Falls? This collection of original tales by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle reveals all!Since his debut in the Strand magazine over a hundred years ago, Sherlock Holmes and his thrilling adventures have entertained millions of readers - rediscover the original stories that made Holmes a household name.THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES: Set against the foggy, mysterious backdrops of Victorian London and an English countryside heaving with secret menace, these are the first twelve stories ever published to feature Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick Dr Watson.THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES: Conan Doyle’s best known novel follows Holmes and Watson as they investigate the mysterious demise of Sir Charles Baskerville, whose body is found on the desolate Devonshire moors. Is his death related to a supernatural curse?THE RETURN OF SHERLOCK HOLMES: Three years after the supposed death of Sherlock Holmes and his archenemy Professor Moriarty in the torrent of the Reichenbach Falls, a mysterious figure appears to the ever-loyal Dr Watson.Complete with a Life & Times section, which offers insight into the author, his works and the time of publication, and a handy glossary adapted from the Collins English Dictionary, this Collins Classics Collection will enhance your reading experience of Arthur Conan Doyle’s novels.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780007569519
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/1/2014
  • Series: Collins Classics
  • Sold by: Harper Collins UK
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: ePub edition
  • Pages: 1344
  • Sales rank: 395,638
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859–1930) was a Scottish writer and physician, most famous for his stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes and long-suffering sidekick Dr Watson. Conan Doyle was a prolific writer whose other works include fantasy and science fiction stories, plays, romances, poetry, non-fiction and historical novels.


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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