Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories, Volume I
Sherlock HolmesThe Complete Novels and StoriesVolume ISince his first appearance in Beeton’s Christmas Annual in 1887, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes has been one of the most beloved fictional characters ever created. Now, in two paperback volumes, Bantam presents all fifty-six short... show more
Sherlock HolmesThe Complete Novels and StoriesVolume ISince his first appearance in Beeton’s Christmas Annual in 1887, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes has been one of the most beloved fictional characters ever created. Now, in two paperback volumes, Bantam presents all fifty-six short stories and four novels featuring Conan Doyle’s classic hero--a truly complete collection of Sherlock Holmes’s adventures in crime!Volume I includes the early novel A Study in Scarlet, which introduced the eccentric genius of Sherlock Holmes to the world. This baffling murder mystery, with the cryptic word Rache written in blood, first brought Holmes together with Dr. John Watson. Next, The Sign of Four presents Holmes’s famous “seven percent solution” and the strange puzzle of Mary Morstan in the quintessential locked-room mystery. Also included are Holmes’s feats of extraordinary detection in such famous cases as the chilling “ The Adventure of the Speckled Band,” the baffling riddle of “The Musgrave Ritual,” and the ingeniously plotted “The Five Orange Pips,” tales that bring to life a Victorian England of horse-drawn cabs, fogs, and the famous lodgings at 221B Baker Street, where Sherlock Holmes earned his undisputed reputation as the greatest fictional detective of all time.
Publish date: August 26th 2003
Publisher: Bantam Classics
Pages no: 1059
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Mystery Thriller
, Short Stories
I'm familiar with a fair number of Sherlock Holmes adaptations (mostly newer ones I will admit). Pop culture has had such a heavy hand in shaping my idea of Sherlock Holmes. It's interesting reading the source material and seeing where the inspiration for those adaptations comes from (and seeing how...
The Beginnings of Sherlock Holmes The world’s most revered and famous fictional detective first appeared from the pen of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle almost a 130 years ago, but the author did not finish with his greatest creation until almost 40 years later even after unsuccessfully killing him off. I...
[A ramble in the midst of my Sherlock Holmes obsession]Sherlock had been on my reading list for some time before I finally had the good sense to purchase Vol 1 of Doyle's collection. To be perfectly honest, it was watching the show that jump-started my interest in the books, and if you haven't read ...
I love anything that has to do with solving crimes and mysteries. It always kept my mind working. This is really a piece of work awesomely done. Thanks to Sir Arthur for introducing Sherlock and John to us!
Classics that everyone knows about and just about everyone loves to some extent. Holmes is quite the cocky individual, a drug addict to boot. Yet his insight, intelligence, and wisdom are unequaled by any other character that I am yet to read about.I enjoy Doyle's writing style, however, many of his...