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A Study in Scarlet / Sherlock Holmes #1
     

A Study in Scarlet / Sherlock Holmes #1

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by Arthur Conan Doyle, FLT
 

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Doyle, unsuccessful in his medical practice and in need of money and a more satisfying career, had already sold a number of magazine stories when he wrote the novella, "A Study in Scarlet," the first Sherlock Holmes story,

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Doyle, unsuccessful in his medical practice and in need of money and a more satisfying career, had already sold a number of magazine stories when he wrote the novella, "A Study in Scarlet," the first Sherlock Holmes story, which, after many rejections, was published in Beeton's Christmas Annual for 1887. Doyle got twenty-five pounds for all rights to the story. He never received another penny for it, although fortunately, in one of those little contractual details that could have changed literary history forever, he retained rights to the character. Here is the book, A Study in Scarlet, that introduced the world to Sherlock Holmes and his faithful side kick Dr. Watson.

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WHOLE HOLMES SERIES ARE:
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The Sign of the Four § Sherlock Holmes #2
The Hound of the Baskervilles § Sherlock Holmes #3
The Valley of Fear § Sherlock Holmes #4
Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes § Sherlock Holmes #5
The Return of Sherlock Holmes § Sherlock Holmes #6
His Last Bow § Sherlock Holmes #7
The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes § Sherlock Holmes #8
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes § Sherlock Holmes #9

Product Details

BN ID:
2940012936318
Publisher:
FLT
Publication date:
05/16/2016
Series:
Sherlock Holmes: FLT Classics Series , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
357 KB

Meet the Author

Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle, DL (22 May 1859 – 7 July 1930) was a Scottish author most noted for his stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, which are generally considered a major innovation in the field of crime fiction, and the adventures of Professor Challenger. He was a prolific writer whose other works include science fiction stories, historical novels, plays and romances, poetry, and non-fiction.

Conan was originally a given name, but Doyle used it as part of his surname in his later years.

Brief Biography

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, Sherlock Holmes #1 (Full Text) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 579 reviews.
Maryqtqt More than 1 year ago
The story begins with the characters. The main character is Sherlock Holmes and he is described as a consulting detective. He has a several guests visiting him in different time intervals during the day and this guests are his clients. He believes “‘RACHE’” is the German for revenge.” (42) The main corpse named Enoch Drebber has been found in a room with no wound on his body but there’s an enormous gouts and splashes of blood. They found in his pocket with name of Joseph Stangerson upon the fly-leaf. Gregson tried to telegraph Mr. Stangerson but no response at all. In a wall, a large piece was being peeled off and leaving a coarse plastering written in blood-red letters a single word RACHE was found. Correcting Lestrade's theory that a female named Rachel has something to do with this murder and explaining to him that it’s a trick to fool the police. Stangerson was recently murdered, above his boy a “RACHE” was written and they found a small white box containing two pills. Holmes test the pills asking Dr. Watson a retired doctor in army as an assistant surgeon and been in Afghanistan based on his deduction if those pills are ordinary. Dr. Watson know that it wasn’t just an ordinary pills they were pearly gray color, small, and almost transparent against the light and from their lightness and transparency the pills should be soluble with water; in result, the other pill is harmless and the other has the most deadly poison. I enjoyed this story and I would recommend this to others because when he said “That a man’s brain originally is like a little empty attic, and you have to stock it with such furniture as you choose…. Now, the skillful workman is very careful indeed as to what he takes into his brain-attic.” (18) For Sherlock Holmes, the brain attic is like a space on his head and formatted for storing important objects where holds details he wants to remember. He has brain-attic to pack all the information to his head and that’s how he solved mysterious crimes. Sherlock is very careful indeed to fill his brain-attic with memories that’s useful. He has a potential to remember important details on a particular site and he named it brain-attic. There, he can store a set of memories and put specific objects that holds a memory he wants to remember. In his attic, every tools needs to be in perfect order because the room has no elastic walls that can be extent and the knowledge which might be useful gets crowded or jumbled up with the other things and he needs to be careful laying his hands upon it because every addition of knowledge he can forget something he knew before and that is important not to put useless facts elbowing out the most useful ones. Also, the first time they met when Sherlock Holmes do a little deduction on Dr. Watson; in result; he was astonished and didn’t find Holmes strange. In fact, he questioned him and eager to know why Sherlock know specific personal information about him. In addition, when Sherlock Holmes says “Populus me sibilat, at mihi plaudo Ipse domi simul ac nummos contemplar in arca.” This means that even public hiss him, he cheer himself when he’s in his house he contemplate the coins in his strong-box and I found this interesting because even though many people will boo at him, he has the strong will not to get affected on people’s comments.
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