The Adventures and the Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

The Adventures and the Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes


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A collection of the most famous cases faced by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's peerless creation

This collection of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and the Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes includes many of the famous cases - and great strokes of brilliance - that made the legendary detective one of fiction's most popular creations. With his devoted amanuensis Dr Watson, Holmes emerges from his smoke filled room in Baker Street to grapple with the forces of treachery, intrigue and evil in such cases as 'The Speckled Band', in which a terrified woman begs their help in solving the mystery surrounding her sister's death, or 'A Scandal in Bohemia', which portrays a European king blackmailed by his mistress. In 'Silver Blaze' the pair investigate the disappearance of a racehorse and the violent murder of its trainer, while in 'The Final Problem' Holmes at last comes face to face with his nemesis, the diabolical Professor Moriarty - 'the Napoleon of crime'.

In his introduction to this Penguin Classics edition, Iain Pears discusses characterization, the key themes of the stories and Victorian methods of deduction. This edition also includes a chronology, further reading and explanatory notes by Ed Glinert, author of The London Compendium

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780140437713
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/31/2001
Series: Sherlock Holmes Mystery Series
Pages: 576
Sales rank: 286,132
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.80(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) was born in Edinburgh and took a degree in medicine at Edinburgh University before becoming a doctor in Southsea. He began writing detective stories to supplement his income and 'A Study in Scarlet' (1887) introduced his finest creation, the hawk-eyed detective, Sherlock Holmes.

Iain Pears is the is the best-selling author of six detective novels, including An Instance of the Finger Post.

Ed Glinert is a journalist and writer.

Date of Birth:

May 22, 1859

Date of Death:

July 7, 1930

Place of Birth:

Edinburgh, Scotland

Place of Death:

Crowborough, Sussex, England


Edinburgh University, B.M., 1881; M.D., 1885

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Table of Contents

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and the Memoirs of Sherlock HolmesIntroduction
Further Reading
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
A Scandal in Bohemia
A Case of Identity
The Red-Headed League
The Boscombe Valley Mystery
The Five Orange Pips
The Man with the Twisted Lip
The Blue Carbuncle
The Speckled Band
The Engineer's Thumb
The Noble Bachelor
The Beryl Coronet
The Copper Beeches

The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
Silver Blaze
The Yellow Face
The Stockbroker's Clerk
The Gloria Scott
The Musgrave Ritual
The Reigate Squires
The Crooked Man
The Resident Patient
The Greek Interpreter
The Naval Treaty
The Final Problem


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The Adventures and the Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
yaegy More than 1 year ago
best for anyone
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book is a classic and it's a mystery book!
melopher on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I had a great time reading the Adventures and Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, although in hindsight I wish that I'd begun at the beginning of Sherlock Holmes' story with A Study in Scarlet. It was easy enough to piece together the background since each short story adds bits and pieces of their history, but it made for a choppy intro. There were some adventures and memoirs that I enjoyed more than others, but they were all enjoyable. It took me a while to get through the book simply because I felt no pressing need to get to the end. I'd read a story here and there, in-between other books. There are 12 stories in the Adventures, and 11 stories in the Memoirs. Overall I probably enjoyed the Adventures more because they were, well, more adventurous.
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This book was great!!! I don't love mystery that much but this book was wonderful. What great mysteries!!!! If you want a good book to read read this one!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Was over all a good book and i liked it but it had alot of big wa Orfs
Guest More than 1 year ago
¿Sherlock, watch out,¿ someone shouted to me boom! ¿what happened Pudwill,¿ said Sherlock . My book was he adventures of Sherlock holmes and the author was Sir Canon Author Doyle. The Setting was old London and Germany. Sherlock has five mysteries I¿m going to tell you about one. The third mystery was about the secret factory. He found a note in his mailbox . and the rest is up to you. My opinion was it was to hard and I liked it I wanted to read it, it made it a challenge for me because I¿m not very good with words. The book was very interesting and Sherlock is very smart. He uses a lot of dialog. My recommendation is that the grade level was 8 grade because it is very challenging. It is very challenging because it gives very tough words. I liked the book a lot and it was very interesting.