The Great Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

The Great Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780141332499
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 06/09/2011
Series: Puffin Classics Series
Pages: 310
Sales rank: 69,135
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 6.90(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 10 Years

About the Author

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) was born in Edinburgh where he qualified as a doctor, but it was his writing which brought him fame, with the creation of Sherlock Holmes, the first scientific detective. He was also a convert to spiritualism and a social reformer who used his investigative skills to prove the innocence of individuals.

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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The Great Adventures of Sherlock Holmes 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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Sherlock Holmes solves a series of crimes that leave Scotland Yard baffled. He has to solve some very unusual cases such as ¿The Red-Headed League.¿ Despite the complexity of the crimes, he is able to solve them and to nab every thief, murderer and crook. This is one of the most popular mystery classics ever written. In his stories, the author, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, uses great detail and very colorful words. For example, in ¿The Red-Headed League¿ he carefully describes the damp, dark basement where Sherlock Holmes is hiding. In the story ¿Charles Augustus Milverton,¿ the author selects words that make the text flow nicely. His vivid sentences allow the reader to figure out the meaning of unfamiliar words through context. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle also uses irony well. In ¿The Priory School,¿ he makes you think the duke¿s son ran away from school, when actually he had been kidnapped. During ¿The Case of the Solitary Cyclist,¿ he makes you think that the man following a certain woman is evil, when really he is just trying to help the woman. In the final mystery, ¿The Red-Headed League,¿ the author makes you think that the red-headed man will keep doing his job, but this turns out not to be the case. Following Sherlock Holmes¿ reasoning makes the story very enjoyable. It allows the reader to understand how he solves the case. It is amusing the way he sometimes makes the police look like fools, especially when he finds important details that they had missed. I was amazed at how he used deduction to solve every case. This is an entertaining book filled with mystery and great suspense. J.Barton
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is about the daring Sherlock Holmes and his companion Watson. About there cases involving murder and a lost Duke's son. If you don't like the story you are reading, there is many others to choose from all in the same book! This book will keeped you hooked and wanting for more. I like this book because of all the interesting stories and tales and how he is able to solve them in such a short period of time.