THE GAME IS AFOOT!
- 600 pages: all four Sherlock Holmes novels in one volume.
- 150+ full-page and incidental illustrations by 6 artists from the original editions.
- Giant format - 8.5" x 11" desktop size - biggest edition available ANYWHERE - looks great on your bookshelf & provides the ideal reading experience for this classic work.
- Huge 18pt text, beautiful professional typesetting & high-quality bright white paper stock mean this superb edition can be easily enjoyed by all.
- University of Life Library Uniform Edition.
This unique compilation contains all four legendary Sherlock Holmes novels, complete with their original illustrations, in a single giant-format volume, in large print.
- A STUDY IN SCARLET - the first Sherlock Holmes story of all introduces Holmes and Watson as they meet for the first time and investigate a strange and seemingly insoluble murder.
- THE SIGN OF FOUR - Holmes and Watson are visited by a mysterious and beautiful woman, whose puzzling case takes the duo through the twists and turns of fog-shrouded Victorian London as they track down a fortune in treasure stolen from an Indian fortress.
- THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES - a gigantic, ravenous, glowing beast is loose on the grim and treacherous moors of Devonshire, apparently intent on fulfilling the murderous predictions of an ancient family curse. Can Holmes and Watson save the heir to the Baskerville fortune from a grisly fate?
- THE VALLEY OF FEAR - evil knows no frontier: an agent of the insidious Professor Moriarty sends Holmes a coded message that entices the detective and his faithful companion to a crumbling English country house, drawing them into a web of bloody intrigue from across the Atlantic Ocean.
About the Series:
The University of Life Library was founded to publish a uniform collection of beautiful, heirloom-quality volumes of the great works of politics, philosophy, economics, science and fiction, the reading of which could provide all people not only with great enjoyment but, at minimal expense, with the benefits of a traditional, classical education.
The Library's titles are chosen to illustrate, reinforce, and promote further inquiry into those concepts and values that originated in the civilizations of ancient Greece and Rome and, being expanded and improved-upon by the greatest minds of Europe and the Americas over many centuries, particularly during the Enlightenment, form the bedrock of Western civilization.
Being the embodiment of the virtues enabling the creation of the United States of America, that nation most influenced by the Enlightenment's illumination, and founded upon its precepts, each title opens with an illustration of Columbia, based on John Gast's iconic 1872 painting, American Progress.
Additionally, each title is illustrated with related scenes.
We hope our editions can provide entertainment, education and inspiration to the young and mature alike. We strive to provide a collection of well-loved, widely-varied works that will take pride of place on the bookshelves of families and businesses for generations to come.
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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