The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan DoyleThe Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

byArthur Conan DoyleEditorRichard Lancelyn Green

Paperback | September 14, 2008

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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is the series of short stories that made the fortunes of the Strand magazine, in which they were first published, and won immense popularity for Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson. The detective is at the height of his powers and the volume is full of famouscases, including `The Red-Headed League', `The Blue Carbuncle', and `The Speckled Band'. Although Holmes gained a reputation for infallibility, Conan Doyle showed his own realism and feminism by having the great detective defeated by Irene Adler - the woman - in the very first story, `A Scandal inBohemia'. The editor of this volume, Richard Lancelyn Green is editor of The Uncollected Sherlock Holmes and The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. With John Michael Gibson, he compiled the Soho Series Bibliography of A. Conan Doyle.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) was a Scottish writer who studied medicine before becoming the writer of the famous Sherlock Holmes series.
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Title:The Adventures of Sherlock HolmesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.83 inPublished:September 14, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199536953

ISBN - 13:9780199536955

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Formulaic, but it works! This first collection of shorter Holmes and Watson adventures is massively enjoyable. Yes, the stories are a touch formulaic in that Holmes and Watson are typically met by a confused or panicked individual who manages to provide a completely coherent and well-observed summary of the mystery. Then Holmes almost always has the answer almost immediately and heads off to confirm his theory, then there is the denouement where certain suspicions are confirmed, and Holmes walks us through his solution. And yet, for all of that, each one is vastly entertaining and well-written. Holmes is surely one of the pinnacles of fictional characters. Love this stuff.
Date published: 2017-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Big Fan I am a big fan of Sherlock Holmes. I mean the man can do no harm in my eyes, lol. But you should read this book. It is so fun and full of amazing short stories that one can relate to even though all of it happened in 1883 or so. The amazing fact is that it shows you that those little details really do matter and simple matters are really the most complicated ones.
Date published: 2017-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from :):):) I'm a big fan of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and his Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson. The book itself is nicely bound and easy to hold to read comfortably. Classic stories and great mysteries.
Date published: 2017-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Terrific! I love reading these stories, such fun mysteries.
Date published: 2017-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Excellent! There is nothing like the original Sherlock Holmes!
Date published: 2016-12-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It was o.k. This was my first Sherlock Holmes book. It is a collection of short stories, and I am generally not a big fan of short stories. They were mostly o.k., but I had a hard time focusing on it. My mind tended to drift. And, as with most collections of short stories, some are better than others. Although, I thought they worked well as short stories, but given how much my mind wandered, I can only rate it o.k. I will likely try another Sherlock Holmes, but a novel instead next time.
Date published: 2012-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's Elementary, my dear! I was introduced to Sherlock Holmes at the age of nine, and now I am nineteen and yet I remain an ardent connoisseur of Holmes. Anyone who has not read the work of Sir Doyle has not experienced the true beauty of the English language! “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes” contains the first twelve stories of Holmes that Sir Doyle published and they became an instant sensation. I do not think that I have to ponder anything further on this subject, for even the most simpleton of person must have heard of Sherlock Holmes. In these immortal adventures of Holmes and his associate (and narrator), Dr. Watson, we follow them into a paradoxical and exciting Victorian world. We see London’s High Society and the ugly, grey streets of the East-End of London. In my humble opinion, only Agatha Christie can rival Doyle’s genius in the mystery genre; however, even the late Dame fails when it comes to the narration of these illustrious and unforgettable stories. One just wheezes at the beauty, and levity of the prose! VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENED! I would also recommend buying the entire Sherlock Holmes collection!
Date published: 2012-01-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Closer to 3.5 stars My first Sherlock Holmes mystery was "The Hound of the Baskervilles" and I said that it would be hard to top. I was right. None of the stories in "Adventures" was a good or as mysterious as "Hound". However, there were some good stories to be found in this first collection of short fiction starring the great detective. My favorites were "the Boscombe Valley Mystery", "The Five Orange Pips" and "The Speckled Band". The stories were rather formulaic: someone comes to Holmes with a problem then fully discusses the issue at hand while Holmes ingests every detail. Holmes then performs some seemingly meaningless act which turns out to be important to the solution of the case. Now, I did enjoy the fact that while Holmes was rarely wrong, he did not always apprehend the criminal / suspect (he especially loathes Irene Adler who escapes from him as he solves the Scandal in Bohemia). I can certainly see why Holmes is so well liked as I found myself trying to figure out the case before the detective, only to find (more often then not) that I was wrong. Good show, Holmes.
Date published: 2011-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fascinating! With short stories in "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes," it is very easy to follow along. If you aren't happy with one of the many short stories in the book, you can always move onto the next, that is what I love about this book. I wouldn't recommend it to those not at a high reading level yet as it uses some old english but otherwise, it's a great read.
Date published: 2010-11-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not for young kids I bought this book for myself. Though I've just begun reading it myself, and can't give a full in depth review, I would not recommend this book to anyone younger than 13. The language and the subject matter (A Scandal in Bohemia) is far too advanced for that level.
Date published: 2009-08-22