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Ostatnia zagadka Sherlocka Holmesa (1917)

by Arthur Conan Doyle, Jarosław Kotarski (Translator)

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Title:Ostatnia zagadka Sherlocka Holmesa
Authors:Arthur Conan Doyle (Author)
Other authors:Jarosław Kotarski (Translator)
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His Last Bow by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1917)

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I really do enjoy these short works better than the full novels. Every one of them was quite good. ( )
  AliceAnna | Oct 20, 2014 |
"I followed you."(Holmes)
"I saw no one."(Dr. Sterndale)
"That is what you may expect to see when I follow you." (Holmes)


This is the fourth out of the five short story collections with the famous detective from Baker Street. It contains eight stories - my favorites were "The Adventure of the Cardboard Box", "The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans", and specially "The Adventure of the Devil's Foot" - Watson refers to it as the strangest case Holmes ever handled. A lot of vintage Holmes and Watson in this collection - two severed ears, stolen plans for a secret submarine, a vanished lady, madness and hallucinations, Holmes on his deathbed - or so it seems.

The final story "His Last Bow" is not classic Holmes as it is a patriotic spy story written during WW1 - featuring Holmes as an under cover agent. Again Arthur Conan Doyle tries to say goodbye to the detective - the last page has yet another finality to it as Holmes and Watson are going to retire: Holmes to Watson:

“Stand with me here upon the terrace, for it may be the last quiet talk that we shall ever have.”

Well, it didn't work - Doyle wrote yet another 12 stories that are in the final collection "The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes" - looking forward to that one. ( )
2 vote ctpress | Sep 25, 2013 |
A collection of late Holmes stories. It was actually fairly weak, especially the last story. (Mystery? What mystery? It was all a bit of WWI patriotic fluff. Since when does Holmes care about current affairs?) [June 2010] ( )
  maureene87 | Apr 4, 2013 |
I prefer these longer stories over the earlier ones, but I like the character development in the earliest books the best. More Holmes and Watson is always a good thing. ( )
  breakerfallen | Apr 3, 2013 |
This is a somewhat uneven set of later Sherlock Holmes stories, first published during World War I. A few of them, particularly The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans, are really excellent work. ( )
  wanack | Sep 9, 2012 |
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The friends of Mr. Sherlock Holmes will be glad to learn that he is still alive and well, thought somewhat crippled by occasional attacks of rheumatism.
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There's an east wind coming all the same, such a wind as never blew on England yet. It will be cold and bitter, Watson, and a good many of us may wither before its blast. But it's God's own wind none the less, and a cleaner, better, stronger land will lie in the sunshine when the storm has cleared.
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Conan Doyle used His Last Bow as the title of both a short story, and a collection of 8 short stories that included the story of the same title. This work is for the collection of 8 short stories; DO NOT combine it with the work that represents the individual short story.
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About to spring out upon my appalled senses, lurked all that was vaguely horrible, all that was monstrous and inconceivably wicked in the universe'. A dense yellow fog descends upon London. Tricksters, thieves and murderers stalk their prey undetected. Lawlessness abounds but it is no match for the penetrating mind of Sherlock Holmes as he investigates the strangest of cases. A woman receives a gruesome package - two human ears in a box. A vital government secret is threatened with exposure. Miss Brenda Tregennis is found scared to death - could she really have died from fright alone? And when the stability of the country is threatend, Holmes' unrivalled talents are called upon once again ...

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"In Sherlock Holmes' world, the tricksters, thieves and murderers who stalk their prey undetected use the strangest and most sinister weapons. A women receives a gruesome package - two human ears in a box. A vital government secret is threatened with exposure. And a Miss Brenda Tregennis is found literally scared to death - could she really have died from fright alone? Even in the gloom of a London gog, Holmes sees and observes everything... As the ageing Holmes seeks a quieter life, Watson celebrates his earlier triumphs in this stunning collection of stories. But when the stability of the country is threatened, Holmes' unrivalled talents are called upon once again..."--Book cover.… (more)

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