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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir…

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1892)

by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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Series: The Sherlock Holmes Collection (2)

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Overall, these are pretty good. Sure, since this is basically a collection of short stories, some of Sherlock's cases get pretty repetitive and some resolutions are just a tad anti-climatic. In addition to that, the "logical" reasoning done by Holmes is rather out there and often based heavily on prejudices that seem outdated to the 21st century reader's sensitivity, if not outright misogynistic, xenophobic or snobbish.

But to make up for it, it provides an insightful and entertaining window into 19th century London, what with its class-based interpersonal relationships and archaic language that uses a lot of synonyms, useful for padding one's vocabulary. Recommended. ( )
  matija2019 | Jan 8, 2019 |
Holmes and Watson come alive in short stories. Someone (who, I wish I'd recall) once said that if you only read Agatha Christie's short stories, and Conan Doyle's novels, you'd think both were terrible writers. It certainly seems true in Conan Doyle's case (from the two I've read thus far).

Either way, of the twelve stories in this collection, all of them are quite enjoyable. They showcase a slightly more even relationship between the two heroes, as well as featurnig a varied array of guest characters, and mysteries which Conan Doyle easily shifts from political intrigue, to international conspiracy, to simple mistaken identity. In fact, the only story that I don't think really works anymore is "The Five Orange Pips" - and this is only because it has dated to the point where the killer's identity was something new and curious in the 1800s, but is now quite commonly known by most Westerners, meaning that most readers will probably catch on from about page three.

After this, I have renewed vigour to move on to the 4th of Holmes' 9-book canon. We'll see! ( )
  therebelprince | Oct 30, 2018 |
Love Sherlock Holmes. Not just the original detective story, but also a great character study of a man of great talents but not many social graces. I kept picturing Sherlock from the show - Benedict Cumberbatch nailed the postures, sarcastic superiority, impatience, rudeness, the cocaine habit, and the charisma and brilliance of Sherlock. And of course we all love John. Superb casting and true to the original.

A must listen narrated by Stephen Fry. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ( )
  Gezemice | Oct 29, 2018 |
A strong collection of Holmes stories, highlighted by the powerfully creepy “The Speckled Band,” the modestly gothic “The Copper Beeches,” and the delightful “A Scandal in Bohemia.”
The only story that was substandard for me was “The Blue Carbuncle,” in which the plot was too fantastic to be believed. But even that story is full of the late Victorian atmosphere and Holmes at his best.
We tend to forget how much mystery stories and novels owe to Conan Doyle. His ideas and plots are being used even today as inspiration for authors.
If you long for gas-lit London, hansom cabs, fog, and excellent detecting, try this volume, either for the first or fifth time. You’ll be glad you did. ( )
  bohemima | Oct 14, 2018 |
Great little mystery stories, I had fun reading this! ( )
  cubsfan3410 | Sep 1, 2018 |
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Sir Arthur Conan Doyleprimary authorall editionscalculated
Bonura, GiuseppeContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Cosham, RalphNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gatiss, MarkIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Green, Richard LancelynEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ibeas, Juan ManuelTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lázaro Ros, AmandoTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Paget, SidneyIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Paget, Sydney EdwardIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Powers, Richard M.Illustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Prebble, SimonNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Queen, ElleryIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rosati Bizzotto, NicolettaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Smith, Edgar WadsworthEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Tull, PatrickNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Sherlock Holmes: Complete Illustrated Stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Original Illustrated Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle

The adventures of Sherlock Holmes ; The memoirs of Sherlock Holmes ; The return of Sherlock Holmes ; The hound of the Baskervilles ; A study in scarlet ... the Bruce-Partington plans (Masters Library) by Arthur Conan Doyle

The Complete Adventures and Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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To Sherlock Holmes she is always the woman.
'You have the grand gift of silence, Watson,' said he. 'It makes you quite invaluable as a companion.'
'I think, Watson, that you are now standing in the presence of one of the most absolute fools in Europe. I deserve to be kicked from here to Charing Cross.'
'Crime is common. Logic is rare.'
'Data! data! data!' he cried impatiently. 'I can't make bricks without clay.'
'If I claim full justice for my art, it is because it is an impersonal thing – a thing beyond myself. Crime is common. Logic is rare. Therefore it is upon the logic rather than upon the crime that you should dwell. You have degraded what should have been a course of lectures into a series of tales.'
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This is the main work for The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, the original collection of 12 short stories. Examples of this work include the Oxford World's Classics edition (ISBN 0192835084), the Scholastic Classics edition (ISBN 0439574285), Books of Wonder #0001 (ISBN 9780688107826). Be careful not to combine with omnibus editions that contain other works, as they sometimes carry the same title as this work, or with adaptations, abridgements, etc.
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  1. A Scandal in Bohemia
  2. The Red-headed League
  3. A Case of Identity
  4. The Boscombe Valley Mystery
  5. The Five Orange Pips
  6. The Man with the Twisted Lip
  7. The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle
  8. The Adventure of the Speckled Band
  9. The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb
  10. The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor
  11. The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet
  12. The Adventure of the Copper Beeches

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Sherlock Holmes shook his head with a smile. "Beyond the obvious facts that our visitor has at some time done manual labour, that he takes snuff, that he is a Freemason, that he has been in China, and that he has done a considerable amount of writing lately, I can deduce nothing else."

"How did you know all that, Mr Holmes?" our visitor asked?

"Your hands, my dear sir. Your right hand is a size larger than your left. I won't insult your intelligence about the snuff and the Freemasonary, especially as, against the strict rules of your order, you wear a breastpin."

"But the writing?"

"Your right cuff is shiny for five inches, and your left has a smooth patch near the elbow ehre you lean it on the desk."

"But China?"

"The tattooed fish above your right wrist could only have come from China."
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0192835084, Paperback)

Complete in nine handsome volumes, each with an introduction by a Doyle scholar, a chronology, a selected bibliography, and explanatory notes, the Oxford Sherlock Holmes series offers a definitive collection of the famous detective's adventures. No home library is complete without it.
Comprising the series of short stories that made the fortunes of the Strand, the magazine in which they were first published, this volume won even more popularity for Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. Holmes is at the height of his powers in many of his most famous cases, including "The Red-Headed League," "The Speckled Band," and "The Blue Carbuncle."

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Este ebook presenta Las aventuras de Sherlock Holmes, con un indice dinmico y detallado. Sherlock Holmes es un personaje ficticio creado en 1887 por Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, es un detective ingls de finales del siglo XIX, que destaca por su inteligencia, su hbil uso de la observacin y el razonamiento deductivo para resolver casos difciles. El libro consta de doce cuentos: doce asuntos en los que Sherlock Holmes se valdr de su deslumbrante inteligencia para dejar boquiabierto a su ayudante Watson -y tambin al lector- con su lgica implacable y sus certeras deducciones. Tabla de contenidos: 1. Escndalo en Bohemia. 2. La Liga de los Pelirrojos. 3. Un caso de identidad. 4. El misterio del valle Boscombe. 5. Las cinco semillas de naranja. 6. El hombre del labio torcido. 7. El carbunclo azul. 8. La banda de lunares. 9. El dedo pulgar del ingeniero. 10. El aristcrata soltern. 11. La corona de berilos. 12. El misterio de Copper Beeches. Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930) fue un mdico y escritor escocs, creador del clebre detective de ficcin Sherlock Holmes. Fue un autor prolfico cuya obra incluye relatos de ciencia ficcin, novela histrica, teatro y poesa.… (more)

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