The Penguin Complete Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan DoyleThe Penguin Complete Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle

The Penguin Complete Sherlock Holmes

byArthur Conan Doyle

Paperback | November 24, 2009

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The Penguin Complete Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle are the complete adventures of the original and best detective, containing four novels and fifty-six short stories about the most engaging detective of all time, with a foreword by crime writer Ruth Rendell. The detective Sherlock Holmes - who continues to enthral millions in film and TV adaptations starring actors like Robert Downey Jr and Benedict Cumberbatch - was the creation of Arthur Conan Doyle, whose crime stories have thrilled readers for well over a century. Sherlock Holmes is not only the most famous character in crime fiction, but arguably the most famous character in all fiction. In sixty adventures that pit his extraordinary wits and courage against foreign spies, blackmailers, cultists, petty thieves, murderers, swindlers, policemen (both stupid and clever), and his arch-nemesis Moriarty, Sherlock Holmes, together with his faithful sidekick Doctor John H. Watson, proves himself to be not only the quintessential detective but also the most engaging and entertaining company any reader could ask for. The Penguin Complete Sherlock Holmes allows readers to experience the entire case-history of Holmes and Dr. Watson from start to finish - the stories that have spawned such infamous characters as the devilish Moriarty, the devious Irene Adler and, of course, the legendary hound of the Baskervilles . . . This edition includes a foreword written by crime writer Ruth Rendell. Penguin also publishes, in individual volumes, A Study in Scarlet, The Sign of Four, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, The Hound of the Baskervilles, The Valley of Fear, His Last Bow and The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes. 'The immense talent, passion and literary brilliance that Conan Doyle brought to his work give him a unique place in English letters. Personally, I'd walk a million miles in tight boots just to read his letters to the milkman' Stephen Fry 'Holmes has a timeless intelligence that puts him head, shoulders and deer-stalker above all other detectives' Alexander McCall Smith 'Now, as in his lifetime, cab drivers, statesmen, academics, and raggedy-assed children sit spellbound at his feet. No wonder, then, if the pairing of Holmes and Watson has triggered more imitators than any other duo in literature' John Le Carré Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) studied medicine at Edinburgh University, where he became the clerk to a surgeon whose diagnostic methods provided the model for the science of deduction perfected by Sherlock Holmes. He set up as a doctor and it was while waiting for patients that he began to write. Sherlock Holmes first appeared in A Study in Scarlet (1887). The Holmes stories soon attracted such a following that Conan Doyle felt the character overshadowed his other work. In The Final Problem (1893) Conan Doyle killed him off, but was obliged by public demand to restore the detective to life.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) was born in Edinburgh where he qualified as a doctor, but it was his writing which brought him fame, with the creation of Sherlock Holmes, the first scientific detective. He was also a convert to spiritualism and a social reformer who used his investigative skills to prove the innocence of individ...
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Title:The Penguin Complete Sherlock HolmesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:1136 pages, 9.2 × 6 × 2 inPublished:November 24, 2009Publisher:Penguin UkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0141040289

ISBN - 13:9780141040288

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Great book, timeless author.
Date published: 2017-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! Solid complete edition, for a really good price.
Date published: 2017-11-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Great stories, good characters with a big emphasis on Watson and Holmes, a lot of the supporting famous characters barely appear. Sign of four was my least favourite
Date published: 2017-11-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved this! My fiance bought me this for my birthday because I love Sherlock Holmes. The only problem is that its huge and a big difficult to read, but I love having everything in one book.
Date published: 2017-10-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Classic The stories themselves were amazing, however, I wouldn't recommend this product solely because it's big and awkward to hold. Sherlock Holmes should be on everyone's shelves, but maybe not this edition.
Date published: 2017-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! After looking for a decently priced way of having the complete Sherlock Holmes stories, I found this. It is fantastic to have them all together and the stories are, of course, great, and for a good price. Great buy!
Date published: 2017-07-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classics Great mysteries! Love these stories
Date published: 2017-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A bit hard to hold It's such a thick anthology that it gets a bit uncomfortable to read after a while, but great to have all of the stories in one place for a reasonable price!
Date published: 2017-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! Great collection of the classic adventures.
Date published: 2017-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! This was my first complete edition of Sherlock Holmes that I received. It is a beautiful addition to any library and affordable in comparison to purchasing the individual works. I would still recommend buying certain stories if you enjoy them immensely but a book like this can help determine which ones you find the most interesting out of the sixty adventures. This particular format makes reading multiple works easy by having them all accessible in chronological order within one text. #plumreview
Date published: 2016-12-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Classic stories Finding all of the stories in one volume is wonderful, and Sherlock Holmes is great fun to read about. However, this edition's binding is not overly strong, I would recommend purchasing either a smaller paperback edition or a hardcover, as this edition is not particularly durable.
Date published: 2016-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Complete Sherlock Holmes I am so glad I found a copy with all the short stories and novels together. The quality of this book was very good and well worth the price. The stories themselves are great for fans of mysteries or the many Sherlock movies and shows.
Date published: 2016-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AWESOME~ Ever since watching the movie featuring Robert Downey Jr. I have been hunting down the right copy of the book that contained all the short stories and novels. While malling around with my mom, I stumbled across the title and searched for copies, There were two I found. A cheaper big encyclopedia like hardcover and this.. I chose this for the convience of not the price but the quality. This was indeed the better pick and I'm glad I made the right decision. I have the 1 depicted but in maroon
Date published: 2010-01-05