The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
The Novels (A Study in Scarlet, The Sign of Four, The Hound of the Baskervilles, The Valley of Fear)

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The four classic novels of Sherlock Holmes, heavily illustrated and annotated with extensive scholarly commentary, in an attractive and elegant slipcase.

The publication of Leslie S. Klinger's brilliant new annotations of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's four classic Holmes novels in 2005 created a Holmes sensation. Klinger reassembles Doyle's four seminal novels in their original order, with over 1,000 notes, 350 illustrations and period photographs, and tantalizing new Sherlockian theories. Inside, readers will find: A Study in Scarlet (1887)—a tale of murder and revenge that tells of Holmes and Dr. Watson's first meeting;The Sign of Four (1889)—a chilling tale of lost treasure...and of how Watson met his wife;The Hound of the Baskervilles (1901)—hailed as the greatest mystery novel of all time; andThe Valley of Fear (1914)—a fresh murder scene that leads Holmes to solve a long-forgotten mystery.

Whether as a stand-alone volume or as a companion to the short stories, this classic work illuminates the timeless genius of Conan Doyle for an entirely new generation.

Two-color text; 300 illustrations
 

About Arthur Conan Doyle

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) is most noted for his Sherlock Holmes detective stories. He was a prolific writer whose other works include a wide range of science fiction stories, historical novels, romances, poetry, and nonfiction. Leslie S. Klinger is the author of numerous books, including The Sherlock Holmes Reference Library and the best-selling The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes and The New Annotated Dracula. He lives in Malibu, California.
 
Published November 17, 2005 by W. W. Norton. 992 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Eminent attorney and Sherlockian Klinger completes the daunting mission he began with 2004's two volumes examining the original 56 short stories to feature the great detective with this robust

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Has any fictional character been resurrected more often — and more successfully — than Sherlock Holmes?

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The Guardian

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The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes: Volume Three edited by Leslie S Klinger (907pp, Norton, £30) Sherlock Holmes: The Unauthorised Biography by Nick Rennison (280pp, Atlantic, £14.99) Sherlock Holmes has been ranked as one of the three most recognisable icons of the western world, alongside Father...

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Eminent attorney and Sherlockian Klinger completes the daunting mission he began with 2004's two volumes examining the original 56 short stories to feature the great detective with this robust third book containing the four Holmes novels.

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BC Books

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Annotations mean we'll never be clueless.

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Unless the printers scrambled the text — or used up all their black ink halfway through the press run—or pulled some other, truly weird boner, there's no point in reviewing Sherlock Holmes for the 4,782,346,912,232nd time.

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Tampa Bay Times

(Some of his most devoted fans believe he lived — or even lives — literally, but we'll get to that.) Search Amazon.com for books related to "Sherlock Holmes" and you'll get more than 8,000 results.

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Austin Chronicle

For the rest of us – serious Sherlockians in the making – there is this mammoth two-volume set, which presents in chronological order the 56 short stories published in The Strand Magazine by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, beginning with "A Scandal in Bohemia" from 1891.

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The New York Review of Books

He writes, for example, that Conan Doyle while doing other things “also assisted Dr. Watson in the publication of The Valley of Fear, the last long story of Sherlock Holmes.” And in a note on “A Scandal in Bohemia,” the first published Holmes story, when Holmes remarks that Watson had chronicled ...

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The New York Review of Books

When I was a boy I read, in a biography of Daniel Boone, or of Daniel Beard, that young Dan (whichever of the two it may have been—or maybe it was young George Washington) had so loved some book, had felt his heart and mind inscribed so deeply in its every line, that he had pricked his fingertip ...

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Notoriously, Irene Adler—“To Sherlock Holmes she is always the woman”—is portrayed as a leather-clad dominatrix.) In Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, the sequel to the 2009 film Sherlock Holmes, Robert Downey Jr.

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The New York Review of Books

it is well known that he regretted it, and disparaged it, saying of Holmes, “I have had such an overdose of [Holmes] that I feel towards him as I do toward pâté de foie gras, of which I once ate too much, so that the name of it gives me a sickly feeling to this day.” In 1893, in “The Final Proble...

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