The Adventures and the Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (Sterling Unabridged Classics Series)

The Adventures and the Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (Sterling Unabridged Classics Series)


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The illustrations for this series were created by Scott McKowen, who, with his wife Christina Poddubiuk, operates Punch & Judy Inc., a company specializing in design and illustration for theater and performing arts. Their projects often involve research into the visual aspects of historical settings and characters. Christina is a theater set and costume designer and contributed advice on the period clothing for the illustrations.

Scott created these drawings in scratchboard ­ an engraving medium which evokes the look of popular art from the period of these stories. Scratchboard is an illustration board with a specifically prepared surface of hard white chalk. A thin layer of black ink is rolled over the surface, and lines are drawn by hand with a sharp knife by scraping through the ink layer to expose the white surface underneath. The finished drawings are then scanned and the color is added digitally.

It’s elementary—there’s no more intriguing detective than Sherlock Holmes, with his unequalled powers of deduction, and no better mysteries than the tricky ones that only he can solve. Here are some of the finest Holmes stories, recounted by his trusty friend and assistant, Dr. Watson.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781402714535
Publisher: Sterling
Publication date: 10/01/2004
Series: Sterling Unabridged Classics Series
Pages: 576
Sales rank: 97,314
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.80(d)
Lexile: NC1070L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 17 Years

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


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

Table of Contents

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
A Scandal in Bohemia3
Chapter 15
Chapter 216
Chapter 327
A Case of Identity31
The Red-Headed League51
The Boscombe Valley Mystery77
The Five Orange Pips103
The Man with the Twisted Lip125
The Blue Carbuncle151
The Speckled Band175
The Engineer's Thumb203
The Noble Bachelor227
The Beryl Coronet251
The Copper Beeches279
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
Silver Blaze309
The Yellow Face337
The Stockbroker's Clerk359
The Gloria Scott379
The Musgrave Ritual399
The Religate Squires421
The Crooked Man443
The Resident Patient463
The Greek Interpreter485
The Naval Treaty507
The Final Problem543
Questions, Questions, Questions565
About the Author, About the Illustrator569

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The Adventures and the Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
yaegy More than 1 year ago
best for anyone
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book is a classic and it's a mystery book!
melopher on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I had a great time reading the Adventures and Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, although in hindsight I wish that I'd begun at the beginning of Sherlock Holmes' story with A Study in Scarlet. It was easy enough to piece together the background since each short story adds bits and pieces of their history, but it made for a choppy intro. There were some adventures and memoirs that I enjoyed more than others, but they were all enjoyable. It took me a while to get through the book simply because I felt no pressing need to get to the end. I'd read a story here and there, in-between other books. There are 12 stories in the Adventures, and 11 stories in the Memoirs. Overall I probably enjoyed the Adventures more because they were, well, more adventurous.
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Loved it!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was great!!! I don't love mystery that much but this book was wonderful. What great mysteries!!!! If you want a good book to read read this one!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Was over all a good book and i liked it but it had alot of big wa Orfs
Guest More than 1 year ago
¿Sherlock, watch out,¿ someone shouted to me boom! ¿what happened Pudwill,¿ said Sherlock . My book was he adventures of Sherlock holmes and the author was Sir Canon Author Doyle. The Setting was old London and Germany. Sherlock has five mysteries I¿m going to tell you about one. The third mystery was about the secret factory. He found a note in his mailbox . and the rest is up to you. My opinion was it was to hard and I liked it I wanted to read it, it made it a challenge for me because I¿m not very good with words. The book was very interesting and Sherlock is very smart. He uses a lot of dialog. My recommendation is that the grade level was 8 grade because it is very challenging. It is very challenging because it gives very tough words. I liked the book a lot and it was very interesting.