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Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories Volume I (edition 1986)

by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Author)

Series: Sherlock Holmes (1-9 Bantam, Part 1)

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Since his first appearance in Beeton's Christmas Annual in 1887, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes has been one of the most beloved fictional characters ever created. Bantam Classics presents all fifty-six short stories and four novels featuring Conan Doyle's classic hero -- a truly complete collection of Sherlock Holmes's adventures in crime! Volume I includes the early novel A study in scarlet, which introduced the eccentric genius of Sherlock Holmes to the world. This baffling murder mystery, with the cryptic word "Rache" written in blood, first brought Holmes together with Dr. John Watson. Next, The sign of four presents Holmes's famous "seven percent solution" and the strange puzzle of Mary Morstan in the quintessential locked-room mystery. Also included are Holmes's feats of extraordinary deception in such famous cases as the chilling "The adventure of the speckled band," the baffling riddle of "The Musgrave ritual," and the ingeniously plotted "The five orange pips." Volume II begins with The hound of Baskervilles, a haunting novel of murder on eerie Grimpen Moor, which has rightly earned its reputation as the finest murder mystery ever written. The Valley of Fear matches Holmes against his archenemy, the master of imaginative crime, Professor Moriarty. In addition, the loyal Dr. Watson has faithfully recorded Holmes's feats of extraordinary detection in such famous cases as the thrilling "The adventure of the red circle," Holmes's tragic and fortunately premature farewell in "The final problem," and the twelve baffling adventures from The case book of Sherlock Holmes. Conan Doyle's incomparable tales bring to life a Victorian England of horse-drawn cabs, fogs, and the famous lodgings at 221 B Baker Street, where for more than forty years Sherlock Holmes earned his undisputed reputation as the greatest fictional detective of all time.… (more)
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Title:Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories Volume I
Authors:Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Author)
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Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories, Volume I by Arthur Conan Doyle

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    Anonymous user: Sherlock Holmes in his later years is joined by the brilliant Miss Russell in solving mysteries.
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So, after reading the complete works of Sherlock Holmes, I've come to a conclusion - that Sherlock Holmes is not my cup of tea. Its a cross between the stories being too clean, and that Sherlock Holmes is a bit of an ass. I actually like Watson considerable more. Watson brings in a humanizing factor that gives Sherlock a way to explain his stories.

I know that this is a book of its time, where classism exists, English Exceptionalism, etc etc. However, Doyle at times points out the hypocrisy - in "The Adventure of the Yellow Face", when Sherlock Holmes is hired to figure out what a secretive wife is doing, he finds she is hiding her much loved child from a previous marriage to a black man.

Most of these stories from both volumes have faded for me, but a few do stick out. "The Hound of the Baskervilles" is one my favorites. ( )
  TheDivineOomba | Jan 1, 2022 |
I love Sherlock, and it was great to finally read the collection all the way through. : ) ( )
  Stacy_Krout | Mar 14, 2019 |
In the course of two novels and twenty-four stories Sherlock Holmes, faithfully documented by Watson, cements his reputation as the finest detective in the land. It's fitting that Volume I ends with "The Final Problem" in 'The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes' thematically, but also because with there was such an immense leap forward in style and quality of writing with 'The Hound of the Baskervilles'. With that exception, Doyle will continue to find the most success in publishing individual stories, but in a different publishing atmosphere he would have left the pulps far behind him.

4/7/12 - 'A Study in Scarlet': 3 Stars

Evil afoot in the promised land of latter-day saints. Mileage may vary.

4/24/12 - 'The Sign of Four': 2 Stars

Excellent groundwork for the short stories and the Holmes/Watson dynamic, but otherwise dull.

5/5/13 - 'The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes': 3 Stars

Finally the mysteries readers crave with some of his most famous cases included.

8/17/13 - 'The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes': 4 Stars

Patience pays off as Doyle becomes ever more capable as a writer.

See also: 'Complete Novels and Stories, Vol II' ( )
  ManWithAnAgenda | Feb 18, 2019 |
The sacred writings. My obsession for the past 6 months. So good. So long, so big. ( )
  Joanna.Oyzon | Apr 17, 2018 |
I think this was the longest book i read in 2013 :)
It had 2 Novels and other stories.
I like the study in scarlet as it was the first novel published of Sherlock Holmes.
The sign of four and short stories with memoirs didn't impress me much. I liked the other adventures :) ( )
  PallaviSharma | May 9, 2016 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Doyle, Arthur Conanprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Estleman, Loren D.Introductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Freeman, KyleIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Jones, KellyIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Latour, RobertTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Morley, ChristopherPrefacesecondary 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. (A Study in Scarlet)
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"It's quite exciting," said Sherlock Holmes, with a yawn.
I had neither kith nor kin in England, and was therefore as free as air - or as free as an income of eleven shillings and sixpence a day will permit a man to be.
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Individual volumes should not be combined with the complete set or different volumes of the same set.

This, volume 1 of the Bantam Classics set, contains:
  • A Study in Scarlet
  • The Sign of Four
  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
  • The Return of Sherlock Holmes
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Since his first appearance in Beeton's Christmas Annual in 1887, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes has been one of the most beloved fictional characters ever created. Bantam Classics presents all fifty-six short stories and four novels featuring Conan Doyle's classic hero -- a truly complete collection of Sherlock Holmes's adventures in crime! Volume I includes the early novel A study in scarlet, which introduced the eccentric genius of Sherlock Holmes to the world. This baffling murder mystery, with the cryptic word "Rache" written in blood, first brought Holmes together with Dr. John Watson. Next, The sign of four presents Holmes's famous "seven percent solution" and the strange puzzle of Mary Morstan in the quintessential locked-room mystery. Also included are Holmes's feats of extraordinary deception in such famous cases as the chilling "The adventure of the speckled band," the baffling riddle of "The Musgrave ritual," and the ingeniously plotted "The five orange pips." Volume II begins with The hound of Baskervilles, a haunting novel of murder on eerie Grimpen Moor, which has rightly earned its reputation as the finest murder mystery ever written. The Valley of Fear matches Holmes against his archenemy, the master of imaginative crime, Professor Moriarty. In addition, the loyal Dr. Watson has faithfully recorded Holmes's feats of extraordinary detection in such famous cases as the thrilling "The adventure of the red circle," Holmes's tragic and fortunately premature farewell in "The final problem," and the twelve baffling adventures from The case book of Sherlock Holmes. Conan Doyle's incomparable tales bring to life a Victorian England of horse-drawn cabs, fogs, and the famous lodgings at 221 B Baker Street, where for more than forty years Sherlock Holmes earned his undisputed reputation as the greatest fictional detective of all time.

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A Study in Scarlet.

The Sign of Four.

Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.

Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes.

The Return of Sherlock Holmes.

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