A Study in Scarlet (Wisehouse Classics Edition - with original illustrations by George Hutchinson)

A Study in Scarlet (Wisehouse Classics Edition - with original illustrations by George Hutchinson)

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A Study in Scarlet (Wisehouse Classics Edition - with original illustrations by George Hutchinson) by Arthur Conan Doyle, George Hutchinson

A STUDY IN SCARLET is an 1887 detective novel by British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Written in 1886, the story marks the first appearance of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, who would become among the most famous characters in literature. The book's title derives from a speech given by Holmes, an amateur detective, to his friend and chronicler Watson on the nature of his work, in which he describes the story's murder investigation as his "study in scarlet": "There's the scarlet thread of murder running through the colourless skein of life, and our duty is to unravel it, and isolate it, and expose every inch of it." (more on www.wisehouse-classics.com)

The story, and its main characters, attracted little public interest when it first appeared. Only 11 complete copies of the magazine in which the story first appeared, Beeton's Christmas Annual for 1887, are known to exist now and they have considerable value. 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. A STUDY IN SCARLET was the first work of detective fiction to incorporate the magnifying glass as an investigative tool.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789176372432
Publisher: Wisehouse
Publication date: 05/09/2016
Pages: 90
Sales rank: 307,606
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.22(d)

About the Author

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.

Date of Birth:

May 22, 1859

Date of Death:

July 7, 1930

Place of Birth:

Edinburgh, Scotland

Place of Death:

Crowborough, Sussex, England

Education:

Edinburgh University, B.M., 1881; M.D., 1885

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A Study in Scarlet (Wisehouse Classics Edition) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sherlock Holmes is the greatest detective in history, I loved the book!!!!