The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
All 4 Novels and 56 Short Stories

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All 4 Novels & 56 Short Stories of the Sherlock Holmes Canon (including "The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes") with More Than 480 Illustrations by Sidney Paget & Others

THE COMPLETE SHERLOCK HOLMES (ILLUSTRATED) from Top Five Classics is the only fully illustrated, single-volume edition of the entire Sherlock Holmes Canon available, and features:

• All 4 novels and 56 short stories, including Arthur Conan Doyle's final 1927 collection, "The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes"
• More than 480 captioned illustrations, including all 357 Holmes illustrations by Sidney Paget
• An alphabetical index of titles & timeline of cases
• A helpful introduction, author bio, and bibliography

Presenting all of the stories in the order they were first published with the illustrations that accompanied the original Strand Magazine monthly editions, THE COMPLETE SHERLOCK HOLMES (ILLUSTRATED) brings the Sherlock Holmes adventures to you the way they were meant to be read.
 

About Arthur Conan Doyle

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The most famous fictional detective in the world is Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes. However, Doyle was, at best, ambivalent about his immensely successful literary creation and, at worst, resentful that his more "serious" fiction was relatively ignored. Born in Edinburgh, Doyle studied medicine from 1876 to 1881 and received his M.D. in 1885. He worked as a military physician in South Africa during the Boer War and was knighted in 1902 for his exceptional service. Doyle was drawn to writing at an early age. Although he attempted to enter private practice in Southsea, Portsmouth, in 1882, he soon turned to writing in his spare time; it eventually became his profession. As a Liberal Unionist, Doyle ran, unsuccessfully, for Parliament in 1903. During his later years, Doyle became an avowed spiritualist. Doyle sold his first story, "The Mystery of the Sasassa Valley," to Chambers' Journal in 1879. When Doyle published the novel, A Study in Scarlet in 1887, Sherlock Holmes was introduced to an avid public. Doyle is reputed to have used one of his medical professors, Dr. Joseph Bell, as a model for Holmes's character. Eventually, Doyle wrote three additional Holmes novels and five collections of Holmes short stories. A brilliant, though somewhat eccentric, detective, Holmes employs scientific methods of observation and deduction to solve the mysteries that he investigates. Although an "amateur" private detective, he is frequently called upon by Scotland Yard for assistance. Holmes's assistant, the faithful Dr. Watson, provides a striking contrast to Holmes's brilliant intellect and, in Doyle's day at least, serves as a character with whom the reader can readily identify. Having tired of Holmes's popularity, Doyle even tried to kill the great detective in "The Final Problem" but was forced by an outraged public to resurrect him in 1903. Although Holmes remained Doyle's most popular literary creation, Doyle wrote prolifically in other genres, including historical adventure, science fiction, and supernatural fiction. Despite Doyle's sometimes careless writing, he was a superb storyteller. His great skill as a popular author lay in his technique of involving readers in his highly entertaining adventures.
 
Published September 11, 2011 by Fair Price Classics. 1743 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, History, Action & Adventure, Crime, Professional & Technical. Fiction

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Two volume standard edition — newly issued, with a preface by Christopher Morley, of the Baker Street Irregulars.

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The Guardian

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"You have been in Afghanistan, I perceive," Sherlock Holmes says on making Dr Watson's acquaintance in A Study in Scarlet, the opening tale of this handsomely bound, 60-story collection.

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The Guardian

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"You have been in Afghanistan, I perceive," Sherlock Holmes says on making Dr Watson's acquaintance in A Study in Scarlet, the opening tale of this handsomely bound, 60-story collection.

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The Guardian

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"I have had such an overdose of him that I feel towards him as I do towards pâté de foie gras," said Arthur Conan Doyle of his most famous creation, Sherlock Holmes.

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Entertainment Weekly

Purists sniff that these films too often strayed from the Arthur Conan Doyle stories and novels (Holmes battling Nazis in The Voice of Terror).

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Frankenstein the monster is so embedded in popular culture that there have been many articles which attempt to correct this: that Frankenstein is not the name of the monster.

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Lit Reactor

One of the most popular character models in literature is the Christ-like figure.

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The iconic detective uses his unparalleled skills of observation and deduction to solve the strangest conundrums of murder, theft, greed, and intrigue while his faithful chronicler, Dr. Watson, imparts the details. Rarely predictable, this assemblage of tales spans four decades and offers narrati...

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