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A Study in Scarlet (Illustrated with TOC and Original Commentary)
     

A Study in Scarlet (Illustrated with TOC and Original Commentary)

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by Arthur Conan Doyle, Charles River Editors
 

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859–1930) was a Scottish physician and writer known around the world for his stories about detective Sherlock Holmes, which all but created the literary field of crime fiction and made the name Sherlock Holmes synonymous with detectives. Aside from the Sherlock Holmes stories, he was a prolific writer whose other works include science

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859–1930) was a Scottish physician and writer known around the world for his stories about detective Sherlock Holmes, which all but created the literary field of crime fiction and made the name Sherlock Holmes synonymous with detectives. Aside from the Sherlock Holmes stories, he was a prolific writer whose other works include science fiction stories, historical novels, plays and romances, poetry, and non-fiction.

A Study in Scarlet is the first detective mystery novel written by Conan Doyle to feature Sherlock Holmes, who is now the most famous literary detective characters. But back then, he barely garnered any interest. Conan Doyle wrote the novel at the age of 27 in less than three weeks. Although Conan Doyle wrote 56 short stories featuring Holmes, A Study in Scarlet is one of only four full-length novels in the original canon. To get an idea of how influential the Sherlock Holmes’ stories and novels became, A Study in Scarlet was the first work of fiction to incorporate the magnifying glass as an investigative tool.

This edition is specially formatted with a Table of Contents, an original introduction, and images of Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes, and scenes from the novel.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940012958402
Publisher:
Charles River Editors
Publication date:
06/12/2011
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

Meet 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.

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 (Ad Classic) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 66 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Vey good! Funny to read after watching BBC's show Sherlock, episode one based off this story.
Thorne2112 More than 1 year ago
A fast-paced mystery thriller that represents the origin story of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson.
Luvsoc85 More than 1 year ago
The first of the four Sherlock Holmes novel the character development is wonderful. You really capture the essence of Watson and Holmes. The story starts off very intriguing with a mysterious murder and the chase of the killer. However, there is a LONG intermission during the chase to give the back story of the killer and victims. The back story proves useful once the case is resolved but I found it a little too long and wanted to get back to Baker Street. As one of the classics it is a must read and a good start to the rest of the novels.
MysteryChristieluv More than 1 year ago
Very classy. Better than the tv progs
NinaJon More than 1 year ago
Elementary, Dear Watson If someone could only to read one novel in their lives – this is the novel I would recommend. It introduces Sherlock Holmes (and Watson) to the world and it introduces them very well. There’s lashings of elementary deduction and a surprising amount of poignancy and Providence. (Although I do agree with one reviewer on Goodreads that half way through it becomes something else, before getting back to being a Sherlock Holmes again) If you watched the excellent BBC series with Benedict Cumberbatch and haven't yet read A Study in Scarlet – please do so, you’ll see the first ever episode in a new light. Nina Jon is the author of the Jane Hetherington’s Adventures in Detection crime and mystery series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is great to read after watching BBC Sherlock! The book is great and written great! The bbc show is also great!
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Very fantastic mind of sir aurthur conan doyle
amin119 More than 1 year ago
Great Book !!!!
manurcu36 More than 1 year ago
Fantastic book
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oma-opa More than 1 year ago
I read this book at the suggestion of my son and grandson - both fans of Sherlock Holmes. Now I'm hooked too and plan to read more of Doyle's suspenseful tales of the great detective.
Jenette More than 1 year ago
An interesting book that essentially describes how forensic science got started. Arthur Conan Doyle influenced Victorian England's procedures for examining a crime scene. There is a PBS special about Sherlock Holmes and his forensic techniques that are taken from this book. And, it's all true.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really love how Sherlock Holmes uses the famous art of deduction. This is the first book of all the others that I have read, and I am definitely going to read all the rest!!!!!!!!!!!! The only reason why I gave the novel a rate of four stars is because the second part was too long and it tired you after some time with the same over and over again!!!!!!! If you did not read the book yet, I recommend you to do it when you have time. Try it and rate it so I know your opinion!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
emz911 4 months ago
(SPOILERS) In the first chapter of "A Study in Scarlet", Watson returned from the battlefield of Afghanistan and got to know Sherlock Holmes because of the shared house. At the first meeting of the two, Sherlock quickly figured out that Watson had been in a battle in Afghanistan. When Sherlock described the process of how he had knew, not only was Watson impressed, so was I. Unlike many novels that gives too much long and boring information at the beginning, the author created one with that is quick, straight-forward, and fairly attracting. This opening allowed me to go on. The plot is slowly uncovered throughout the story, and each of Sherlock's conclusions is explained clearly and reasonably. Every clue comes naturally and smoothly, both clearly and vaguely, reasonable but unexpected. I cannot find any slight flaws. I am amazed at Sherlock’s reasoning ability. He is so intelligent, but real. He has his shortcomings too, just like the ordinary people in the story. Jefferson Hope, another very important character in the novel, caught my interest in the story too. The man who became a murderer because of love and injustice. Year after year he is out to find his enemies to take revenge. Where his enemies went, he catches up. He has never forgot about his loved one. Though in harsh circumstances, he saved all the money he could have got for his revenge plan. In the end he finally achieved his goal. Two days after he got caught, he died in the prison from arterial tumor that was caused from long time starvation. What Watson saw on his dead face, is a smile of calmness. How much can one's determination be? Hope himself answers the question perfectly. If you're reading reviews because you're hesitating on whether or not to give "A Study in Scarlet" a try, don't! This is the first Sherlock Holmes series I've read, and it was a great experience for a detective lover like me. Why is Holmes so wide known anyways? Read it and you'd know.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle does a great job creating, maintain, and detailing his characters. I love the way he jumps straight into the story, mentioning every essential detail. It's humor is wonderful for a book written so long ago, and I love the perspective being from the Doctor's view. Great book.
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Dolana,daughter of trident walks in. May i jion?
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The legally blind, daughter of Nyx entered.
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               A study in scarlet The theme of a Study in Scarlet is considered mystery and also a thriller.  The book was incredibly interesting especially when the mystery was unraveling and you where waiting to see who the murderer was.The most important features in A Study in Scarlet were the small details that you wouldn't notice if it weren't for Sherlock Holmes pointing them out. A Study in Scarlet is extremely thorough and includes all the tiny details that are necessary to solve a mystery including a lot of description of the setting using imagery. The book is a great example of a great mystery that uses amazing characters to portray what the author is trying to deliver to his Audience. Without giving much away a Study in Scarlet is the introduction of these amazing characters Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson and how they meet and unravel the murder together.         
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