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A Study in Scarlet (Penguin Classics) (original 1887; edition 2001)

by Arthur Conan Doyle

Series: Sherlock Holmes (1)

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A tired and battle scarred surgeon returns to London after being wounded in the third Afghan war. After his money starts to run low, a chance encounter leads him to take a flat with an eccentric man at 221B Baker Street. Thus begins the famous crime-solving partnership of the Holmes and Watson duo.
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A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle (1887)

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**sigh**

This was disappointing. I was enjoying the story, with Holmes and Watson following clues, then we get some lengthy, lengthy.... lengggggggthy backstory about why the killings occurred. We go back years to America and this dreadfully meaningless storyline that I-don't-care-about. I honestly did not intend to read a story about frontier survival, Mormon living, and wild west vengeance.

Eventually, we get back to England and H&W.

And I keep noting that Holmes has no justification for pretty much anything he does. I also notice that his solutions only work if you squint and ignore the rest of human experience. Assumption after conjecture after wild guess.

This is not the myth who has grown in my mind, since childhood. This is a pale and doubtful impression. ( )
1 vote James_Patrick_Joyce | Oct 24, 2020 |
My first time reading Sherlock Holmes! Of course, it's wildly entertaining ( )
  askannakarenina | Sep 16, 2020 |
My first time reading Sherlock Holmes! Of course, it's wildly entertaining ( )
  askannakarenina | Sep 16, 2020 |
My first time reading Sherlock Holmes! Of course, it's wildly entertaining ( )
  askannakarenina | Sep 16, 2020 |
My first time reading Sherlock Holmes! Of course, it's wildly entertaining ( )
  askannakarenina | Sep 16, 2020 |
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Doyle, Arthur Conanprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Davidson, FrederickNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Del Buono , OresteTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Edwards, Owen DudleyEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Friston, D.H.Illustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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In the year 1878 I took my degree of Doctor of Medicine of the University of London, and proceeded to Netley to go through the course prescribed for surgeons in the Army.
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There is no satisfaction in vengeance unless the offender has time to realize who it is that strikes him, and why retribution has come upon him.
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A tired and battle scarred surgeon returns to London after being wounded in the third Afghan war. After his money starts to run low, a chance encounter leads him to take a flat with an eccentric man at 221B Baker Street. Thus begins the famous crime-solving partnership of the Holmes and Watson duo.

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Penguin Australia

3 editions of this book were published by Penguin Australia.

Editions: 0140439080, 0141034335, 0241952891

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3 editions of this book were published by Tantor Media.

Editions: 1400100836, 1400109418, 1400115132

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