The Complete Stories Of Sherlock Holmes, Hardback book

The Complete Stories Of Sherlock Holmes [Hardback]

by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

4.12 out of 5 (24 ratings)

Format:
Hardback 
Pages:
1408 
Publisher:
Wordsworth Editions Ltd 
Publication Date:
05 March 2008 
Category:
Crime, Thrillers and Mystery 
ISBN:
9781840220766 

Description

It is more than a century since the ascetic, gaunt and enigmatic detective, Sherlock Holmes, made his first appearance in A Study in Scarlet. From 1891, beginning with The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, the now legendary and pioneering Strand Magazine began serialising Arthur Conan Doyle's matchless tales of detection, featuring the incomparable sleuth patiently assisted by his doggedly loyal and lovably pedantic friend and companion, Dr Watson. The stories are illustrated by the remarkable Sydney Paget from whom our images of Sherlock Holmes and his world derive and who first equipped Holmes with his famous deerstalker hat. The literary cult of Sherlock Holmes shows no sign of fading with time as each new generation comes to love and revere the penetrating mind and ruthless logic which were the undoing of so many Victorian master criminals.

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  • This is the complete adventures of Sherlock Holmes, a “consultant” detective, with an amazing power of deduction, and his roommate at 221B, Baker Street, Dr. John Watsons they travel across England to solve cases that has left the Police clueless. Nowadays, Sherlock Holmes is a name known to everyone. I liked this book for Sherlock’s eccentric behavior, and Watson’s cluelessness about what Sherlock thinks. Conan Doyle is a very good author, who puts himself well into the skin of Watson to tell the amazing stories of his two protagonists and how they fight crime and Sherlock’s archenemy, Moriarty.

    5.00 out of 5

    15louisn

  • The all-time-favorite, highly intelligent, socially incapable, and overly smart detective is a brilliant character who can solve any mysterious event / case. These stories not only have lots of information on variouse subjects to offer (e.g. science, chemistry, physics) but are also entertaining. The main characters are: Holmes' friend and colleague Dr. Watson, their landlady Mrs. Hudson, the always lost and confused Inspector Lestrade, and the arch enemy Professor Moriarty.

    5.00 out of 5

    Kanwal

  • Excellent stories. If you enjoy mystery, then Doyle's Holmes is a must. Be transported back to London in the days of horse and buggy. Superior style and prose, plus masterful characterization, and plots that will have you up reading past your bedtime!

    5.00 out of 5

    Little_Girl_Blue

  • Engrossing. I like the fact that these are short and they're engrossing.

    5.00 out of 5

    dgbnumber1

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