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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (original 1892; edition 2011)

by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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Title:The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Authors:Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Info:Tribeca Books (2011), Paperback, 234 pages
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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1892)


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This collection of a dozen short stories recorded by Dr. Watson showcases the deductive skills of Sherlock Holmes. The crimes range from murder to blackmail, robbery, and missing persons. They’re not in chronological order. Watson is married in some stories, and in others he is a bachelor sharing rooms with Holmes. The impression one gets is that Watson is writing up cases from his notes as something triggers his memory of a particular case. This time around I listened to the audio by Ralph Cosham. I prefer Edward Hardwicke’s narration of the Holmes stories, perhaps because he played Watson in the Granada TV series. ( )
  cbl_tn | Mar 31, 2019 |
My first collection of Sherlock's shorts and they were super fun. Witty, varied, self-referential, Holmes is a much gentler fellow in these tales than he appears in recent incarnations. He fights for the underdog and cares about the wronged. Some of these stories seem to have been told and retold in every detective series ever imagined but they shine here in their original forms. ( )
  asxz | Mar 13, 2019 |
I've read this multiple times, having first come to Holmes as a teenager. This was the first time I've listened to them, and having Stephen Fry narrate is a stroke of genius. He has that patrician voice that seems to match nicely with the tone I can hear in Watson as he narrates the stories. The short stories make it easy to listen while commuting. That and the fact that as I listened to them I could remember what the puzzle or situation involved meant this was a bit like revisiting an old friend and finding them both changed and reliably the same. ( )
  Helenliz | Mar 9, 2019 |
It is hard to believe that I made it into my sixties without having read any of Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories. Watching Sherlock recently on Netflix left me eager for more, so I finally decided to tackle the originals. These twelve tales are a great introduction to the exploits of Holmes and Watson. ( )
  quietman66 | Mar 6, 2019 |
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 |
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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
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Smith, Edgar WadsworthEditorsecondary 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 Celebrated Cases of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle

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

Adventures 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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