I'll have to mention this to Doyle the next time I see him. I highly recommend this volume! This set is excellent if you are a fan not only of Sherlock Holmes, but of the Victorian era in general. It offers a wealth of background information on the time period using countless annotations and pictures.
However, I used these for my first time reading through the Sherlock stories and novels, and I must say I regret it; many of the annotations were critiques on the plot holes and faulty logic prevalent in all but the most well-thought-out works and beloved as they are, Sherlock Holmes sto This set is excellent if you are a fan not only of Sherlock Holmes, but of the Victorian era in general.
However, I used these for my first time reading through the Sherlock stories and novels, and I must say I regret it; many of the annotations were critiques on the plot holes and faulty logic prevalent in all but the most well-thought-out works and beloved as they are, Sherlock Holmes stories are not the most well thought out works. For someone hoping to be caught up in Watson-like admiration over the inductive feats of the world's greatest detective, the scholarship really killed the mood. Still, it's so incredible that I have to give it five stars!
This is a lovely volume of Sherlock Holmes stories, all with the original illustrations. I'm not sure that there's a huge amount to say about the stories themselves, beyond the obvious.
Watson is a likeable everyman narrator who puts up with Holmes smugness better than most people would, and some of the deductions seem a little tenuous to me, but that detracts nothing from them. To me, Conan Doyle's detective is as readable as he ever was and the companion volume containing the four Holmes novel This is a lovely volume of Sherlock Holmes stories, all with the original illustrations. To me, Conan Doyle's detective is as readable as he ever was and the companion volume containing the four Holmes novels is on my shelf, to be tackled soon although after fifty-six stories, I may need a break first.
Mar 03, Sofia Olsson added it. Sherlock uses his immense and vast knowledge, as well as arrogance and wit to solve crimes in a snap baffling everyone around him.
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It's the kind of book that you don't believe was written a hundred plus years ago because the character and stories are timeless. I recommend these short stories for anyone who likes mystery and wit or if you want a true classic.
Aug 30, Anna rated it it was amazing. I listened to everything ever written by Doyle about Sherlock Holmes on audiobook over the last year. I don't know why I put it off so long. I guess I thought it would be too cerebral or cold to hold my interest. I was wrong. The mysteries themselves are so well-crafted and clearly were the basis for many mysteries since. What I found so interesting was how invested I became in the character of Holmes, and those rare flashes of affection toward Watson were a wonderful window into his interior li I listened to everything ever written by Doyle about Sherlock Holmes on audiobook over the last year.
What I found so interesting was how invested I became in the character of Holmes, and those rare flashes of affection toward Watson were a wonderful window into his interior life. I can now cross this off my bucket list. I bought this book when i was 13 and left it sitting on my TBR shelf for some years. I picked it up after I gained some appreciation for adventure stories and small print or not I read through it.
Truly amazing. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was a literary genius. One of the best books I have ever read. Read all the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle almost back to back. Writing style is quite descriptive, paints a very vivid definitve picture of old london in your mind. The language is also impeccable.
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A good read indeed. Jun 09, lynn c is currently reading it. Tuesday, Jun 9- 35 minutes. This is something very entertaining with a good sense of literature. Sherlock holmes is a legendary character. After reading these stories, other detectives just don't cut it anymore. This is the true origin of Hercule Poirot.
Shelves: books-to-give-your-children-to-read , timeless , outstanding-detective-fiction , worth-re-reading. Never gets old. Kinda wanna makes you wanna There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Short Stories. About Arthur Conan Doyle. Arthur Conan Doyle. They were married in Although he is now referred to as "Conan Doyle", the origin of this compound surname if that is how he meant it to be understood is uncertain.
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It also names Michael Conan as his godfather. He then went on to Stonyhurst College, leaving in From to he studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh. This required that he provide periodic medical assistance in the towns of Aston now a district of Birmingham and Sheffield. While studying, Conan Doyle began writing short stories.
His first published story appeared in " Chambers's Edinburgh Journal " before he was Following his graduation, he was employed as a ship's doctor on the SS Mayumba during a voyage to the West African coast. He completed his doctorate on the subject of tabes dorsalis in She suffered from tuberculosis and died on 4 July The following year he married Jean Elizabeth Leckie, whom he had first met and fallen in love with in Due to his sense of loyalty he had maintained a purely platonic relationship with Jean while his first wife was alive.
Jean died in London on 27 June Conan Doyle fathered five children. Conan Doyle was found clutching his chest in the hall of Windlesham, his house in Crowborough, East Sussex, on 7 July He had died of a heart attack at age His last words were directed toward his wife: "You are wonderful. It now stands empty while conservationists and Conan Doyle fans fight to preserve it. Other books in the series. Sherlock Holmes 9 books. Books by Arthur Conan Doyle. Trivia About The Complete Sher No trivia or quizzes yet.
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