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The Complete Sherlock Holmes, Volume I (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) - Arthur Conan Doyle, Kyle Freeman
The Complete Sherlock Holmes, Volume I (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
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The Complete Sherlock Holmes, Volume I, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are... show more
The Complete Sherlock Holmes, Volume I, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics: All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences—biographical, historical, and literary—to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works. The Complete Sherlock Holmes comprises four novels and fifty-six short stories revolving around the world’s most popular and influential fictional detective—the eccentric, arrogant, and ingenious Sherlock Holmes. He and his trusted friend, Dr. Watson, step from Holmes’s comfortable quarters at 221b Baker Street into the swirling fog of Victorian London to exercise that unique combination of detailed observation, vast knowledge, and brilliant deduction. Inevitably, Holmes rescues the innocent, confounds the guilty, and solves the most perplexing puzzles known to literature. Volume I of The Complete Sherlock Holmes starts with Holmes’s first appearance, A Study in Scarlet, a chilling murder novel complete with bloodstained walls and cryptic clues, followed by the baffling The Sign of Four, which introduces Holmes’s cocaine problem and Watson’s future wife. The story collections The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes feature such renowned tales as “A Scandal in Bohemia,” “The Red-Headed League,” and “The Musgrave Ritual.”Tired of writing stories about Holmes, his creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, killed him off at the end of “The Final Problem,” the last tale in The Memoirs. But the public outcry was so great that eight years later he published the masterful The Hound of the Baskervilles, which supposedly takes place before Holmes’s death.The separate Volume II of The Complete Sherlock Holmes collects the remaining accounts of Holmes’s exploits, including “The Adventure of the Empty House,” which reveals the elaborate circumstances behind Holmes’s literary resurrection.Kyle Freeman, a Sherlock Holmes enthusiast for many years, earned two graduate degrees in English literature from Columbia University, where his major was twentieth-century British literature.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781593080341 (1593080344)
ASIN: 1593080344
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Classics
Pages no: 709
Edition language: English
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An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge rated it
4.0 The Complete Sherlock Holmes, Volume I
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...
mattries37315
mattries37315 rated it
4.0 The Complete Sherlock Holmes (Volume I)
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 Bit Bookish
A Bit Bookish rated it
5.0 "Holmes, who loathed every form of society with his whole Bohemian soul..."
[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 ...
The Girl Who'll Read Anything
The Girl Who'll Read Anything rated it
5.0 Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories, Volume I
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!
I only read when my OCD kicks in
I only read when my OCD kicks in rated it
3.0 Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories, Vol. 1
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...
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