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The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1905)

by Arthur Conan Doyle

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Series: Sherlock Holmes (4), Sämtliche Sherlock-Holmes-Erzählungen (II)

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The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes are overshadowed by the event with which they close-the meeting of the great detective and Moriarty, the Napoleon of Crime. Their struggle, seemingly to the death, was to leave many readers desolate at the loss of Holmes, but was also to lead to his immortality as a literary figure. However illogical as a detective story, The Final Problem has proved itself an unforgettable tale. The stories that precede it included two narratives fromHolmes himself, on a mutiny at sea and a treasure hunt in a Sussex country house, as well as a meeting with his brilliant brother Mycroft, of whom Holmes says, "If the art of the detective began and ended in reasoning from any armchair, my brother would be the greatest criminal agent that ever lived."… (more)
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- Á, Sherlock Holmes, személyesen! Micsoda kellemes meglepetés.
- Részemről a szerencse, kedves Kuszma. De mit látok? Csak nem pont most olvasta el a rólam szóló kötetet?
- Valóban! Ezt meg miből találta ki?
- Nos, a hüvelykujja körme alatt papírcafatot látok, amelyet sárgaságából ítélve a hetvenes évek második felében gyárthattak, és az is köztudott, hogy a Kriterion Könyvkiadó puhafedeles könyveinek gerince a rossz ragasztás miatt foszlásra felettébb hajlamos. Márpedig a Kriterion az én emlékirataimat pont 1976-ban adta ki. Továbbá az imént azt mormolta magában, hogy "az a kokainista mániás depressziós", és ez megerősített abban, hogy csakis egy Doyle-könyvön mélázhat. És az is segített, hogy láttam, most tölt fel épp egy értékelést rólam.
- Hogyhogy? Ön olvassa az értékeléseimet?
- Csak a párbeszédeseket. Azok szellősek.
- És? Meg van elégedve az Önről írottakkal?
- Legalább nem használta az "aranyos" szót, ez is valami.
- Igen, szerencsére Ön megtette helyettem.
- Mindenesetre meglehet, túlságosan sokat vár egy százéves szövegtől. Ez a krimiirodalom hajnala, itt még a viktoriánus olvasók ingerküszöbét kellett megugrani, nem a dekadens, Hannibal Lecteren szocializálódott fogyasztói társadalomét.
- Nyilván. De sajnos legjobb szándékkal sem tudom akkor olvasni ezeket a műveket, amikor Mr. Doyle írta őket.
- Világos. De hogy a frenetikus lezárás sem nyűgözte le!
- Frenetikus. No persze. Már ne is haragudjon, de az egy bántóan összecsapott fejezet. Lerí róla, Moriarty professzor figuráját a szerző csak úgy a kabátujjából rángatta elő, hogy legyen valami kellően nagy formátumú gonosztevő, akinek a segítségével lezárhatja a Sherlock Holmes-szakaszt az életében. Ha lett Doyle-ban egy csepp hivatástudat, nem 17 oldalban, hanem 250-ben fejti ki a sztorit.
- Hm, hát igen. Akkoriban már eléggé elmérgesedett a viszony köztem és teremtőm között.
- Remélem, azért nem bántottam meg.
- Ugyan, dehogy. Örültem a találkozásnak. A legjobbakat.
- Viszontlátásra.
- Egy pillanat... csak még egy kérdést...
- Elnézést, ez Columbo hadnagy dumája.
- Öööö, akkor bocs. ( )
  Kuszma | Jul 2, 2022 |
Puoi trovare questa recensione anche sul mio blog ---> La siepe di more

Con Le memorie di Sherlock Holmes Arthur Conan Doyle tentò di uccidere Sherlock Holmes perché non lo sopportava più. Insomma, lui si riteneva uno “scrittore serio” che non poteva perder tempo ed energie a scrivere gialli con protagonista un eccentrico – seppur geniale – investigatore privato.

Vista la mole di affezionati fan che seguivano le gesta di Sherlock Holmes e del dottor Watson, Conan Doyle non vide probabilmente altra alternativa a quella di uccidere il suo personaggio più celebre. Immagino, però, che fosse anche consapevole dello sconcerto – eufemismo – che avrebbe provocato nei fan: pensò bene quindi di far terminare la carriera di Holmes alla grande. Infatti, non solo ne L'ultima avventura l'autore scozzese diede all'investigatore un nemico degno della sua levatura – il professor Moriarty – ma, presi nel loro insieme, gli undici racconti de Le memorie di Sherlock Holmes sono tra i più belli e i più interessanti della sua produzione.

In essi, infatti, conosciamo meglio l'uomo Sherlock, facciamo la conoscenza di suo fratello Mycroft e li vediamo interagire insieme; lo vediamo prendere una cantonata e il suo timore nell'eccessiva fiducia in se stesso; lo vediamo prendere tutti amabilmente per i fondelli e cercare la compagnia del suo amico Watson quando la situazione diventa difficile.

Non potevi davvero pensare di farla franca a uccidere un personaggio così, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Certi personaggi, semplicemente, non si possono uccidere: diventano immortali – almeno finché il Sole risplenderà su le sciagure umane. ( )
  Baylee_Lasiepedimore | May 13, 2022 |
What can you say? ( )
  BooksForDinner | Oct 18, 2021 |
A very good collection, though, not without some throwaway stories. But, on the whole, just being introduced to Mycroft Holmes, and having Holmes' so-called "final" story are both enough for the price of admission.

Overall, however, this one actually feels as though ACD was running out of steam--or at least, falling out of love--with Holmes and Watson. Even the final story, in which Holmes supposedly dies, feels like it's given short shrift. That one should have been a novel.

Regardless, this collection also feels like it opens up the world a little more as well. Absolutely worth the read. ( )
  TobinElliott | Sep 3, 2021 |
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  5083mitzi | Jul 1, 2021 |
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Arthur Conan Doyleprimary authorall editionscalculated
Jacobi, Sir DerekNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Klinger, Leslie S.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Paget, SidneyIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Roden, ChristopherEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Spencer, AlexanderNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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'I am afraid, Watson, that I shall have to go,' said Holmes, as we sat down together to our breakfast one morning.
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The public not unnaturally goes on the principle that he who would heal others must himself be whole.
It was a long two minutes before Grant Munro broke the silence, and when his answer came it was one of which I love to think. He lifted the little child, kissed her, and then, still carrying her, he held his other hand out to his wife and turned towards the door.
'We can talk it over more comfortably in the home,' said he. 'I am not a very good man, Effie, but I think that I am a better one than you have given me credit for being.'
A man always finds it hard to realise that he may have finally lost a woman's love, however badly he may have treated her.
'I don't think you need alarm yourself,' said I. 'I have usually found that there was method in his madness.'
'You are the stormy petrel of crime, Watson.'
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This is the main work for Arthur Conan Doyle's short story collection The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes. Please do not combine with any abridgement, adaptation, omnibus containing additional works, etc.

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The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes are overshadowed by the event with which they close-the meeting of the great detective and Moriarty, the Napoleon of Crime. Their struggle, seemingly to the death, was to leave many readers desolate at the loss of Holmes, but was also to lead to his immortality as a literary figure. However illogical as a detective story, The Final Problem has proved itself an unforgettable tale. The stories that precede it included two narratives fromHolmes himself, on a mutiny at sea and a treasure hunt in a Sussex country house, as well as a meeting with his brilliant brother Mycroft, of whom Holmes says, "If the art of the detective began and ended in reasoning from any armchair, my brother would be the greatest criminal agent that ever lived."

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