The complete Sherlock Holmes
|Format:||Print Book 2003|
|Availability:||Available at 11 Libraries 17 of 21 copies|
The Complete Sherlock Holmes, Volume I Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics - -New introductions commissioned from today''s top writers and scholars - Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events -Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work -Comments by other famous authors -Study questions to challenge the reader''s viewpoints and expectations -Bibliographies for further reading -Indices & Glossaries, when appropriate. All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences--biographical, historical, and literary--to enrich each reader''s understanding of these enduring works. The Complete Sherlock Holmes comprises four novels and fifty-six short stories revolving around the world''s most popular and influential fictional detective--the eccentric, arrogant, and ingenious Sherlock Holmes. He and his trusted friend, Dr. Watson, step from Holmes''s comfortable quarters at 221b Baker Street into the swirling fog of Victorian London to exercise that unique combination of detailed observation, vast knowledge, and brilliant deduction. Inevitably, Holmes rescues the innocent, confounds the guilty, and solves the most perplexing puzzles known to literature. The Complete Sherlock Holmes starts with Holmes's first appearance, A Study in Scarle, a chilling murder novel complete with bloodstained walls and cryptic clues, followed by the baffling The Sign of Four, which introduces Holmes's cocaine problem and Watson's future wife. The story collections The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes feature such renowned tales as "A Scandal in Bohemia," "The Red-Headed League," and "The Musgrave Ritual." Tired of writing stories about Holmes, his creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, killed him off at the end of "The Final Problem," the last tale in The Memoirs. But the public outcry was so great that eight years later he published the masterful The Hound of the Baskervilles, which supposedly takes place before Holmes's death. The separate Volume II of The Complete Sherlock Holmes collects the remaining accounts of Holmes''s exploits, including "The Adventure of the Empty House," which reveals the elaborate circumstances behind Holmes''s literary resurrection. Kyle Freeman, a Sherlock Holmes enthusiast for many years, earned two graduate degrees in English literature from Columbia University, where his major was twentieth-century British literature.
Contentsv. I. Study in scarlet
Sign of four
Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Scandal in Bohemia ; Red-headed League ; Case of identity ; Boscombe Valley mystery ; Five orange pips ; Man with the twisted lip ; Adventure of the blue carbuncle ; Adventure of the speckled band ; Adventure of the engineer's thumb ; Adventure of the noble bachelor ; Adventure of the beryl coronet ; Adventure of the Copper Beeches
Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes. Silver Blaze ; Yellow face ; Stock-broker's clerk ; "Gloria Scott" ; Musgrave ritual ; Reigate puzzle ; Crooked man ; Resident patient ; Greek interpreter ; Naval treaty ; Final problem
Hound of the Baskervilles. v. II. The return of Sherlock Holmes : The adventure of the empty house ; The adventure of the Norwood builder ; The adventure of the dancing men ; The adventure of the solitary cyclist ; The adventure of the Priory School ; The adventure of Black Peter ; The adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton ; The adventure of the six Napoleons ; The adventure of the three students ; The adventure of the golden pince-nez ; The adventure of the missing three-quarter ; The adventure of the Abbey Grange ; The adventure of the second stain
The valley of fear
His last bow : The adventure of Wisteria Lodge ; 1. The singluar experience of Mr. John Scott Eccles ; 2. The tiger of San Pedro ; The adventure of the cardboard box ; The adventure of the red circle ; The adventure of the Bruce-Partington plans ; The adventure of the dying detective ; The disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax ; The adventure of the devil's foot ; His last bow
The case book of Sherlock Holmes :
The adventure of the illustrious client ; The adventure of the blanched soldier ; The adventure of the Mazarin stone ; The adventure of the Three Gables ; The adventure of the Sussex vampire ; The adventure of the three Garridebs ; The problem of Thor Bridge ; The adventure of the creeping man ; The adventure of the lion's mane ; The adventure of the veiled lodger ; The adventure of Shoscombe Old Place ; The adventure of the retired colourman
An introduction to Doyle's parodies
Two parodies by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle : 1. The field bazaar ; 2. How Watson learned the trick
Two essays by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle : 1. The truth about Sherlock Holmes ; 2. Some personalia about Mr. Sherlock Holmes.
|Series||Barnes & Noble classics.|
Private investigators -- England -- Fiction.
Detective and mystery stories, English.
Detective and mystery fiction.
|Publisher|| New York :Barnes & Noble Classics,2003
2 volumes : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Includes bibliographical references.