The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

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A concoction of twelve stories, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is the third book in the original Sherlock Holmes series, written by Arthur Conan Doyle. It shadows the experiences of detective Sherlock Holmes, an enigmatic genius, as he tries to unravel the mystery of each investigation he partakes in. Set in late 19th century London, the novel not only creates a successful mystery plot, but also circulates through real locations including Hyde Park, the river Thames, St George's Church in Hanover Square, as well as adding fictional places to spice things up. The vibrant reoccurring illustrations of London's means of transportation are also worth noting.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 178 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 10.16mm | 322.05g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1514262932
  • 9781514262931

About Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle (22 May 1859 - 7 July 1930) was a Scottish writer and physician, most noted for his fictional stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, which are generally considered milestones in the field of crime fiction. He is also known for writing the fictional adventures of a second character he invented, Professor Challenger, and for popularizing the mystery of the Mary Celeste. He was a prolific writer whose other works include fantasy and science fiction stories, plays, romances, poetry, non-fiction and historical novels. His first work featuring Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, is A Study in Scarlet. Holmes was partially modelled on his former university teacher Joseph Bell. A sequel to A Study in Scarlet was commissioned and The Sign of the Four appeared in Lippincott's Magazine in February 1890. Short stories featuring Sherlock Holmes were published in the Strand Magazine. In 1903, Doyle published his first Holmes short story in ten years, The Adventure of the Empty House, in which it was explained that only Moriarty had fallen; but since Holmes had other dangerous enemies-especially Colonel Sebastian Moran-he had arranged to also be perceived as dead. Holmes was ultimately featured in a total of 56 short stories and four novels by Doyle, and has since appeared in many novels and stories by other authors.show more

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