The Complete Adventures and Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

The Complete Adventures and Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes New Hardcover with dust jacket

  • Title: The Complete Adventures and Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
  • Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
  • ISBN: 9780517174968
  • Page: 184
  • Format: Hardcover
  • New Hardcover with dust jacket

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    1. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born the third of ten siblings on 22 May 1859 in Edinburgh, Scotland His father, Charles Altamont Doyle, was born in England of Irish descent, and his mother, born Mary Foley, was Irish They were married in 1855.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 His baptism record in the registry of St Mary s Cathedral in Edinburgh gives Arthur Ignatius Conan as his Christian name, and simply Doyle as his surname It also names Michael Conan as his godfather.At the age of nine Conan Doyle was sent to the Roman Catholic Jesuit preparatory school, Hodder Place, Stonyhurst He then went on to Stonyhurst College, leaving in 1875.From 1876 to 1881 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 20 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 1885.In 1885 Conan Doyle married Louisa or Louise Hawkins, known as Touie She suffered from tuberculosis and died on 4 July 1906 The following year he married Jean Elizabeth Leckie, whom he had first met and fallen in love with in 1897 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 1940.Conan Doyle fathered five children Two with his first wife Mary Louise 28 January 1889 12 June 1976 , and Arthur Alleyne Kingsley, known as Kingsley 15 November 1892 28 October 1918 With his second wife he had three children Denis Percy Stewart 17 March 1909 9 March 1955 , second husband in 1936 of Georgian Princess Nina Mdivani circa 1910 19 February 1987 former sister in law of Barbara Hutton Adrian Malcolm 19 November 1910 3 June 1970 and Jean Lena Annette 21 December 1912 18 November 1997.Conan Doyle was found clutching his chest in the hall of Windlesham, his house in Crowborough, East Sussex, on 7 July 1930 He had died of a heart attack at age 71 His last words were directed toward his wife You are wonderful The epitaph on his gravestone in the churchyard at Minstead in the New Forest, Hampshire, reads STEEL TRUEBLADE STRAIGHTARTHUR CONAN DOYLEKNIGHTPATRIOT, PHYSICIAN MAN OF LETTERSConan Doyle s house, Undershaw, located in Hindhead, south of London, where he had lived for a decade, had been a hotel and restaurant between 1924 and 2004 It now stands empty while conservationists and Conan Doyle fans fight to preserve it.A statue honours Conan Doyle at Crowborough Cross in Crowborough, where Conan Doyle lived for 23 years There is also a statue of Sherlock Holmes in Picardy Place, Edinburgh, close to the house where Conan Doyle was born.Series Sherlock Holmes

    2. Oh, Holmes. I know you can be a miserable bastard but I love you so. Even though the actual crimes and solutions are not overly interesting, your nonchalant badassness and cutting wit when solving crimes keeps me coming back. Also, you're best in short stories. Novels allow Doyle too much time to write long, boring descriptions. I love you the most when you're short and snappy. And you're so much better than all the derivative brilliant but flawed (and often misanthropic) investigators on TV now [...]

    3. After watching two series of the unmissable BBC drama ‘Sherlock’, and having fallen slightly in love with Sherlock Holmes (or was that just Benedict Cumberbatch?) I decided it was about time I read some of the original stories for myself. Not being a huge fan of crime fiction or a big reader of Victorian literature, I wondered if they would really be my cup of tea but once I began reading any doubts quickly evaporated. I was completely hooked! I loved reading Dr Watson’s accounts of Holmes [...]

    4. We all know of my major crush on one Mr. Holmes. And, after reading the first two collections of the original Doyle mysteries, the crush remains. The Holmes I love, though, is Laurie R. King's, where he is an older man in Sussex, dealing with WWI and the changes of the 1920s, as well as falling in love with his young assistant. I also know Holmes as the much older brother of Enola, in Nancy Springer's brilliant Enola Holmes mystery series.Because I've read so much King and Springer, I was appreh [...]

    5. I had just seen the newest take on Holmes starring Robert Downing, Jr and Jude Law and began to wonder if the plot resembled the canon do Doyle' cranky detective. I have read and loved "Hound of the Baskervilles" For many years.As I began to read the earlier novels and short stories, I have been thoroughly enthralled by the characterizations, the plots, and the historical backgrounds. I seldom find myself in tears over a read, but at the climax of "Valley of Fear"', I wept for the gallant Birdie [...]

    6. This book grabbed hold of me during the first chapter. This book makes me want to look at the little details of life and find there importance that maybe no one else noticed. I know this is not the end of Sherlock Holmes and there are many books of his left to read. This is a classic which I will forever cherish.

    7. Giving this one four stars because of two major points: one, it is at some points in the story horribly slow, and two, there are some stories I simply did not like. I'm not going to talk too much about those though.There are two stories in particular which I absolutely loved, and one that I liked a great deal. This sounds so formal.A Scandal in Bohemia This might be because I started reading this book right after I watched the show, and still had the distinct image of the actors in mind when I r [...]

    8. "It was a confession," I ejaculated.I'm only 67 pages in and this is the second time Watson has "ejaculated" some statement. Yours.Okay, read the Adventures and will read the Memoirs another time. So totally satisfying. A bunch more uses of "ejaculated."

    9. I loved reading Sherlock's adventures as told through he eyes of Dr. Watson!They are intriguing stories, although I certainly did not expect them to be like this. They are short stories and I mean extremely short, about 25 pages in length, and have been quickly and masterfully solved by Holmes. This was a surprise to me as mystery stories (in my mind) usually are more complex and take a lot longer to solve. Yet Holmes is a genius with an eye for the little details which reveal far more informati [...]

    10. The book is a collection of eleven stories of the most famous detective to ever walk the streets of London. Included are: The Red-headed League, The Five Orange Pips, The Man with the Twisted Lip, The Noble Bachelor, and my all-time favorite, The Speckled Band. Holmes himself thought it was his best. It was first published in 1892 in the Strand Magazine. Holmes and Watson rise up early and go visit Helen Stoner. She tells them she fears for her life from her stepfather, Dr. Roylott, the last sur [...]

    11. Cred că ediția pe care am citit-o era dedicată copiilor sau este pur și simplu o carte care trebuie citită la vârsta potrivită, adică undeva în jurul adolescenței (14-15 ani), altfel construcția cărții este bună, crează suspans, te ia prin surprindere, însă parcă nu m-a prin atât de tare pe cât mă așteptam. Sau poate așteptările mele erau prea mari? Oricum o recomand, e una din acele lecturi de citit într-o viață.

    12. Apparently I'm just not a Sherlock Holmes fan. I found most of the stories boring (blasphemy, I know). I also don't particularly like mysteries where you can't join in on the solving; for example, Holmes solves cases by noticing details that we're not aware of until he tells us about them as he's explaining how he solved the mystery. I want to be able to formulate my own hypotheses, not just hear how someone else solved a case.

    13. It was composed of short stories and normally, I wouldn't mind but it didn't fit with my time frame and became draggy for me. But, when I was really into a story it was lovely read before bedtime.

    14. While I don't think this is the exact same book that I read, it's the closest I could find. Mine is also an exact facsimile with the original illustrations and a foreword about "The Magic of Sherlock Holmes". I picked it up not too long ago after being led into the bowels of the Morristown Library by a gang of elderly annoyed librarians in search of a "book sale" my father and I saw a small cardboard sign for. There wasn't much to choose from- they were mostly selling romances that people had do [...]

    15. These were stories about the great detective, Sherlock Holmes, who solved crimes swiftly and intelligently. There are 12 short stories and 11 memoirs, all of which are about Holmes solving mysteries. I only read the first 6 of the short stories, so I will be reviewing those. There is a complete collection of the Sherlock Holmes stories - this is just some of them.What I particularly liked about these stories is that each story is a new adventure, new plot, but the same characters. Sherlock and W [...]

    16. There was never a greater detective than Sherlock Holmes, and never a better mystery than the ones solved by him, no matter how big or small.A few of my favourite stories in the book were “A Scandal In Bohemia”, “The Yellow Face”, “The Speckled Band”, “The Man with the Twisted Lip”, “The Boscombe Valley Mystery” and “The Beryl Coronet”. The first two stories were examples where Sherlock Holmes could not entirely succeed, making him seem more human and showing readers that [...]

    17. A very fine collection of short stories was this. I fear, however, that I shall never again be able to enjoy fully any mystery, save for A Case of Poisons (as reviewed here), unless if the author of the same produces another book in the series which should prove to be its better.That being said, note that these were most extraordinary stories! I immensely enjoyed Sherlock Holmes' famed skill of deduction. Dr. Watson was also quite the agreeable sort, "enduring" through Sherlock Holmes' "strangen [...]

    18. this book is wonderfull i love Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson they are what true mysterys are about. Sherlock is a peculiar fellow he sees the smallest details in every case he takes on. He dosent work for scotland yard he is a consulting private detective people come to him and he helps them always beter then the police because the police have to go off facts and evidence Mr. Holmes goes off his instinct and like i said the smallest details maby it would be the ash of a pipe or the tobacco smel [...]

    19. For anyone who thinks classics are as boring as… a long famous book with lots of big words (!) these adventures are a must read. The ever-loyal Dr Watson follows the adventures of the hyper-deductive detective Sherlock Holmes in a companionship that defined Victorian popular literature. Originally published as individual short stories in a newspaper called ‘The Strand’ they were so popular that when author Arthur Conan Doyle tried to kill off his popular cerebral hero (by having him plunge [...]

    20. Found this book on the shelf during vacation and enjoyed running through many of the stories. I enjoyed the short procedural format and clever plot construction. I was intrigued that part of the fun within the stories is not just that Holmes is able to out-think the police and other 'establishment', but there is also the sense that merely disagreeing with the official account of things is itself a bit scandalous. There's an interesting balance of the desire for gentlemanly discourse, which Holme [...]

    21. The Adventures and The Memoirs, both consist of a combinations of short stories that follow some of Sherlock Holmes's adventures. told as a journal of his friend's, Watson. who accompanied him in most of the missions.This is the first time I read a book that contains different short stories. I only read one at a time. And went through other books between them. There wasn't that grip that makes you read on to get to the end. But I enjoyed most of the stories anyways.

    22. Scott and I have spent many of our date nights over the past 4 years watching Jeremy Brett and Co. in the BBC productions of Sherlock Holmes. We enjoyed all of them and the Robert Downey Jr. movies and the latest Sherlock BBC TV series. The problem with reading this book was I remembered too many of the solutions as I read each case. I also found that the TV/Movie renditions have exaggerated Sherlock and made him more unfeeling that I think Doyle intended. But, that's media for you.

    23. On a cold, rainy, stormy night, there's almost nothing better than curling up with a cup of hot tea and discovering, once again, that "Once you have ruled out the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth."

    24. My first encounter with this amazing character was when i was in 3rd stdThe hound of Baskerville was the second book that i boorrowed from library.Holmes is one of my favourite characters from literature.

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