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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes Presents The Ultimate Detective Stories Holmes Is Likely The World S Best Known Fictional Detective Operating In The Late Nineteenth And Early Twentieth Centuries, He Was A Brilliant Consulting Detective, Operating Out Of His Home Base On Baker Street In London, England Holmes Is Famous For His Powers Of Observation And Deduction He Could Always Be Called Upon To Crack The Most Difficult Cases With The Able Assistance Of His Steady Side Kick, Dr Watson, Who Narrates The Stories This Publication Of The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes Is Part Of The Qualitas Classics Fireside Series, Where Pure, Ageless Classics Are Presented In Clean, Easy To Read Reprints For A Complete List Of Titles, See Http Www.qualitaspublishing.com


10 thoughts on “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

  1. says:

    A 85% Extraordinary Notes It finds an ideal medium in chapter length tales a rare short story collection with no misses, only hits and better hits.


  2. says:

    Nothing compares to the original If you really want to know Holmes and Watson, this is what you read The characterization and pacing is, for me, delightful The insights into a London of trains and mail than once a day, the manners of the time, the dialogue this is a feast.Very honestly speaking, none of the movie or television adaptations have ever given me the sensation of being there at Baker Street, with Holmes...


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    I ve been listening to Sherlock Holmes stories in the car and think I m going to go through and listen to all of them now I ve started with The Adventures and have enjoyed it immensely There must have been any number of psychological studies performed on Mr Holmes There is, of course, that wonderful line by Borges in his lectures on Verse in which he says that he believes in the Character of Sherlock Holmes without actually believing in any of the stories in which that character appears That is such a clever thing to say and I think it is also remarkably true Although, as with most other true things, I never seem to have too much trouble believing in the stories as they are being told If I was doing a psychological analysis of Mr Holmes something, obviously, I m grossly underqualified to perform but I feel quite safe, given he never actually existed and even if he did he would be well dead by now and so would be quite unlikely to be adversely affected by any nonsense I might come up with it would probably have a lot to say about the beginnings of these stories There is a bit of a pattern to how these stories start Either a client or, all too often, Dr Watson is presented to Holmes and he makes some remarkable logical deduction about these invariably astonished characters from a seemingly insignificant detail he notices via an article of clothing or their hat.What I find so psycholo...


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    3.75 stars, rounding up because Sherlock classics The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, published in 1892, and available for free online reading or downloading here on Project Gutenberg or many other places , is a collection of twelve Sherlock Holmes short stories Doyle s formula for his Sherlock stories gets a little bit worn and visible after you read several of them back to back But there are some jewels in this collection, and they all have something to offer the interested reader, even if it s only an insight into Sherlock s or Dr Watson s characters or Victorian society.My full reviews for these stories are at the links, but I ve posted my star ratings and brief comments here 4 A Scandal in Bohemia Notable mostly for the appearance of Irene Adler, probably the best and most intelligent female character Doyle ever created.3 The Red Headed League Reading about a massive crowd of redheads was fun, but otherwise this is forgettable.2 A Case of Identity Lightweight and predictable, with a patronizing Victorian view of women that thoroughly irritated me.3 The Boscombe Valley Mystery A son is accused of his father s murder understandable since he was found at the scene covered in blood, but of course there s to the story than that Another forgettable one.3.5 The Five Orange Pips Five dried up orange seeds in an envelope are a serious threat Apparently so, when they re a...


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    The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Holmes, 3 , Arthur Conan Doyle The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of twelve short stories by Arthur Conan Doyle, featuring his fictional detective Sherlock Holmes It was first published on 14 October 1892 the individual stories had been serialised in The Strand Magazine between July 1891 and June 1892 The stories are not in c...


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    As a rule, the bizarre a thing is, the less mysterious it proves to be It is your commonplace, featureless crimes which are really puzzling, just as a commonplace face is the most difficult to identify Who doesn t know Sherlock Holmes these days Even if not everyone might be familiar with the original version invented by Arthur Conan Doyle, Mr Holmes has become such a legend in his own right, a development fed and supported by numerous stage, screen and radio adaptions, that it is nearly impossible to hear the word detective without immediately associating Sherlock Holmes The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of altogether twelve short stories, published as the third part of the Sherlock Holmes series following Doyle s novels A Study in Scarlet and The Sign of Four Not without reason do many readers consider this collection to be Doyle s masterpiece, myself included It simply was no masterpiece which absolutely thrilled or stunned me Blame it on me or my inability to read all the stories from this collection in less than four months, but a lot of the fun about Holmes and Wat...


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    The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of twelve short stories by Arthur Conan Doyle, featuring his fictional detective Sherlock Holmes It was first published on 14 October 1892 Follow the brilliant Sherlock Holmes and his devoted assistant, Dr Watson as they investigate a dozen of their best known cases Featured stories in this collection include several of the author s personal favorites A Scandal in Bohemia in which a king is blackmai...


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    To have a slight measure of the pleasant chills that race up and down your spine when you delve into a meaty Holmes mystery, do read the introduction passage by Mark Gatiss co creator of BBC Entertainment s Sherlock Amidst a host of admirable emotions, Gatiss one nostalgic paragraph captured my fancy.It goes thusly, I d never read any of the original stories until one fateful Saturday when, recovering from German measles, I was given a treat a trip to WH Smith, and the purchase of any book I wanted There, nestling amongst all the possible contenders for my shiny fifty pence piece was a gorgeous, plump, purple Pan paperback, with a colour tinted Sidney Paget illustration on the cover The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Everything about it promised the thrill of mystery and the faintly queasy allure of Victoriana with which I was already and headily in love But first came the introduction I can t remember much about it now, except that it ended with the moving sentiment I wish I were reading these stories for the first time I wish I were reading these stories for the first time Never has a statement so effectively captured the sheer bliss of nose diving into an old and much cherished spot of literature What prompted me to revisit the series was BBC Entertainment s hugely popular and marvellously brilliant show SHERLOCK A fellow fan, sharp reviewer and possessor of the prodigious talent to pick the perfect book Yes, Mith.I am talking about you...


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    This was a re read , I m guessing for the 4th or 5th time and it was as fabulous as ever.It comprises 10 short stories A scandal in Bohemia A case of identity The Boscombe Valley mystery The five orange pips The adventure of the blue carbuncle The adventure of the speckled band The adventure of the engineer s thumb The adventure of the noble bachelor The adventure of the beryl coronet The adventure of the copper beechesThese stories are all well written, with wonderful characterisations and great settings As with Miss Marple or Poirot, I see a certain actor whenever I read a Sherlock Holmes book and that is Jeremy Brett To me he is the epitome of Sherlock ness.In this collection we see Sherlock and Watson involved with royalty to beggars, from geese to snakes, from central London to the suburbs when they were suburbs to the South Wset...


  10. says:

    Read for the second timeIn sixty investigations, narrated by Dr Watson, his eminent memorialist, Sherlock Holmes gave only twenty five guilty to justice.Nine others had escaped the just punishment that awaited them after the riddle s resolution of the enigma.Eleven investigations had the result only of revealing a supposed crime or a pure fantasy having no relation of gravity with that supposed.At the end of the remaining fifteen investigations, Sherlock Holmes, substituting himself for justice, makes himself the guilty one, either that he considers him a victim, or that he proposes to redeem himself, that he wants to avoid a scandal, to be satisfied with a bargain, or to accept a substitute for justice.Watson calls Holmes the most perfect machine to observe and reason on the planet He thus reveals the two main parts of his method observation and deduction.Dust inspection, the origin of mud spots, and the classification of tobacco ash is an aspect of the police technique used by Sherlock Holmes long before the ultra modern investigators who are now jostl...


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