The Complete Sherlock Holmes

The Complete Sherlock Holmes

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The Complete Sherlock Holmes (Barnes & Noble Leatherbound Classics) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 40 reviews.
J_A_Dennis More than 1 year ago
I bought my copy of this publication 35 years ago. In that time I have enjoyed reading through the many adventures numerous times.

This publication is the most complete, and most authentic compilation of the original works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle that I have seen. No frills, no pretensive illustrations or pictures, no clever attempts to interpret or explain the content. It is the written work, as it was originally written by the Master Story-Teller. The printed page is all that is needed to spark the imagination and stimulate the mind. And Boy-O-Boy does it deliver!!

So effective are Conan Doyle's literary methods that many people, at one time or another, thought of Sherlock Holmes as a historical figure, a real person. In fact, the master of "Deductive Reasoning", as presented by the author, established methodology that was previously unheard of. Eventually these ideas became the basis for much of modern day detective work.

The stories are captivating, stimulating and exciting. Visual images and "What-If" mental paradoxes jump from the page to the mind with seamless interface. So convincing are the arguments and conclusions of Mr. Holmes, these tails, filled with pure, indisputable logic and deductive reasoning leave one in a frame of mind to question everything that fails to fit into a logical realistic pattern or solution. I'm telling you, this is powerful stuff and if you're not careful it can change your way of looking at things. It surely has done that to me. For me, this is a positive thing. You will need to decide for yourself.

The publication is well made, although not truly archival in quality. Overall product quality is mediocre at best. The paper is average quality, but heavier than most. The print it durable and well done, although font size is on the small side. No doubt necessary for including the entire, unabridged compilation into a single volume. The cover is stout and durable, although the binding on mine has partially parted in a few places. None-the-less, it is still very much intact, and very much one of my favorites.

My copy is thirty-five years old, read through several times, and yet, after all of these years is is still in good condition. The page ends were left un-trimmed, giving it a unique, vintage look. Makes it more special to me. Newer additions are much more neatly put together and finished. I paid $8.95 for it 35 years ago. At under $30 today, this publication is a great bargain. I highly recommend it to any true Sherlock Holmes officianado, or any one who may like to become one.

No where in the collective adventures of Sherlock Holmes did he ever say, "Elementary My Dear Watson". That was an erroneous tag foisted on the worlds greatest "Consulting Detective" by the money grubbing movie moguls of Hollywierd.

He did, however, say, (and I parraphrase): "When you remove all other possibilities, whatever remains, no matter how unlikely it may seem, must be the truth". Words to live by if I ever heard them. Today they say, "It Is What It Is".

This a great collection for any fan of the Master Detective, Mr. Holmes, or for any lover of classic mystey writing. I highly recommend this, above all other publications of these classic works of the great Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. One of the greatest mystery writers of all times.
Mistress_Nyte More than 1 year ago
This is a big big book, but it's actually a pretty fast read. I love mysteries, and there is none better than Holmes. I will definitely be reading this one again and again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A bargain book for those who desire a complete listing of all of Conan Doyle's Sherlock stories. I was well satisfied. I read many I did not know existed.
JYEE More than 1 year ago
The book set was NOT secured properly inside the box. For a heavy item like this should be wrapped more carefully than just randomly throwing airbags inside the shipping box. The front corners of the box set and the first book were dented. It was a big hassle to re-order for replacement, so just keep it but disappointed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What is there not to like about Sherlock Holmes !! However there are much less expensive anthologies for the Nook.
Ngl More than 1 year ago
All the original stories by Conan Doyle, kicking off with A Study In Scarlet, prepare yourself to read for hours
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love Sherlock Holmes! Its a very good series. At first I thought mystery was boring, and uninteresting. But then I read Case Closed, and I thought, if Case Closed is this good, maybe I should try Sherlock Holmes. I loved it after the 1st page! I love it to death.
Anonymous 7 months ago
I looked and looked for a good Sherlock Holmes collection with the original illustrations to replace my 1970s book that is falling apart. There are none! The only ones I found had blurry/pixelated images, missing illustrations, or none a all. This copy is great! And, from what I can tell, it has all of the original spelling, which is great for language enthusiasts.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Complete and with the original illustrations—best collection of Sherlock Holmes out there.
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Wanna get it but don't know if it is a good copy
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I read the entire collection of Sherlock Holmes (1400 pg. book) in 8th grade and loved it! These mysteries are exciting and fun, but written in good taste (unlike most mysteries written now days) and Sir Aurthur Conan Doyle sure knows how to capture his readers! :) I recommend it for anyone over 9 yrs. old.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed reading this book and it's wierd because I usualy don't like mysteries all that much but I like the Sherlock Holmes series a lot.
Guest More than 1 year ago
#1 detective series! these books are awsome! highly recomended!