The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Hardcover)

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By Arthur Conan Doyle, Judith John (Contribution by)
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Little treasures, the FLAME TREE COLLECTABLE CLASSICS are chosen to create a delightful and timeless home library. Each stunning, gift edition features deluxe cover treatments, ribbon markers, luxury endpapers and gilded edges. The unabridged text is accompanied by a Glossary of Victorian and Literary terms produced for the modern reader.

Sherlock Holmes remains one of the most celebrated movie characters, played more recently by Robert Downey Jnr (Iron Man) and Benedict Cumberbatch (Dr Strange). Here though, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes features Arthur Conan Doyle's first 12 stories, published in the Strand Magazine in the 1890s. They establish the iconic characteristics of both Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, his trusty companion whose wide-eyed observations report the antics of the great detective. In stories such as A Scandal in Bohemia, The Red-Headed League The Adventure of the Speckled Band and The Man with the Twisted Lip we see an idiosyncratic Holmes with immense powers of deduction often called upon because the flat-footed police are unable to solve the intricate, diplomatic and occasionally delicate mysteries brought to his door.

About the Author

Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. As a medical student he was so impressed by his professor's powers of deduction that he was inspired to create the illustrious and much-loved figure Sherlock Holmes. Holmes is known for his keen power of observation and logical reasoning, which often astounds his companion Dr. Watson. However, Conan Doyle became increasingly interested in spiritualism, leaving him keen to explore more fantastical elements in his stories. Conan Doyle was a prolific writer of non-fiction, history, plays, poems, short stories and novels, and whatever the subject, his vibrant and remarkable characters have breathed life into all of his work, engaging readers throughout the decades. Judith John (Glossary) is a writer and editor specializing in literature and history. She has worked as an editor on major educational projects, including English A: Literature for the Pearson International Baccalaureate series. Judith's major research interests include Romantic and Gothic literature, and Renaissance drama.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781787557079
ISBN-10: 1787557073
Publisher: Flame Tree Collectable Classics
Publication Date: October 15th, 2019
Pages: 384
Language: English