Sherlock: The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock: The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

by Arthur Conan Doyle

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Overview

The hit BBC series Sherlock, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, offers a fresh, contemporary take on the original Sir Arthur Conan Doyle stories, and has helped introduce a whole new generation of fans to the legendary detective.

This TV tie-in edition to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's second collection of Sherlock Holmes short stories, which was first published in 1894, includes the infamous 'The Final Problem'. It is one of Conan Doyle's favourite Sherlock tales and the detective's deadliest challenge. This is the ultimate thriller, in which Sherlock meets his intellectual match: the criminal mastermind Professor Moriarty. As Moriarty pushes Sherlock to his intellectual limits, this game of cat and mouse will test not only their wits but their mortality.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781446417270
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Publication date: 03/29/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
File size: 561 KB

About the Author

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh in 1859. He trained as a doctor at Edinburgh University and it was during this time that he witnessed methods of diagnosis that would later inspire Sherlock Holmes' astonishing methods of deduction. A Study in Scarlet was Conan Doyle's first Sherlock Holmes novel, published in 1887, but it was The Sign of Four, published in 1890, that catapulted him to worldwide fame.

From 1891 he wrote short stories about the immortal detective for The Strand magazine. He attempted to kill off Sherlock Holmes in 1893, in The Final Problem, but was forced to revive him after thousands of complaints. Conan Doyle died in 1930 having written two more Sherlock Holmes novels, The Hound of the Baskervilles and The Valley of Fear, both serialized in The Strand, and a total of 56 short stories. Not only the master of popular crime fiction, he also wrote the best-selling science fiction novel, The Lost World from the Professor Challenger series.

Date of Birth:

May 22, 1859

Date of Death:

July 7, 1930

Place of Birth:

Edinburgh, Scotland

Place of Death:

Crowborough, Sussex, England

Education:

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

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I started watching the BBC show and I loved it so much I wanted to read the original books. I got a copy of the compete works but it was just too heavy to carry around with me. So I started looking to buy the separate books, and I found this!! It's awesome BBC did this for new fans of Sherlock. It's perfect and the intros that the actors and writers have made are a great way to start the books!!
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TheQuirkyBookNerd 11 months ago
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes is the second collection of short stories Arthur Conan Doyle wrote chronicling the various cases that Sherlock Holmes works on accompanied by Dr. John Watson, the narrator of the tales. Originally, there were twelve stories that were each individually published in The Strand Magazine prior to being released together as a whole novel in 1894. However, for unclear reasons, only eleven of these stories were put into the first London edition and subsequent U.S. editions of this collection. The omitted story was later published in the fourth collection of short stories, His Last Bow. Arthur Conan Doyle creates literary magic once again, continuing the adventures of his great detective. I was equally as absorbed by these new mysteries as I was by those in the previous novel. I found myself falling in love all over again with these iconic characters and Doyle’s extraordinary storytelling style. There were more surprising twists and turns, and each case kept me on my toes in the way I so enjoy. This is the collection that contains some of the most iconic stories and characters of the Sherlock Holmes series, including Holmes’s brother, Mycroft. We also finally see him face off against his arch-nemesis, Professor Moriarty, arguably one of the most famous characters from the novels. Not only do we get new cases, but we are also given a glimpse into Holmes’s past. We see how he got his start, how he became the master of deduction. We are also treated to what I felt was a more thorough depiction of Holmes’s more human side; no matter how astounding he is, Doyle never lets us lose sight of that aspect of his character. Doyle goes more in-depth in his intriguing juxtaposing of Holmes and Watson, further demonstrating Holmes’s remarkable abilities while allowing the highly intelligent doctor to hold his own. I felt there was even more of an equal display of their individual talents throughout these stories than in the first collection. Watson is given many an opportunity to show off his invaluable medical skills during a number of cases. I loved every story in this novel, though I did feel like my opinions of each of them were a bit more varied than my opinions of the stories in the collection preceding this. There were a few stories that did not resonate with me quite as much as others. Despite this, the stories were overall enjoyable and enthralling, and I devoured them as enthusiastically as ever. This was a spectacular read and a welcome new addition to my list of all-time favorite novels. My favorite stories from this collection were Silver Blaze, The Adventure of the Yellow Face, The Final Problem, The Adventure of the Resident Patient, and The Adventure of the Greek Interpreter.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We all remember that old friend, the one you may have put down as a kid, and maybe you've picked him up again, and maybe you've let him go. Either way, I'm almost positive you'll remember his name. I certainly do. (And then again, I've been officially obsessed with him for almost a week now. Not sure how long this will last -- hopefully, forever.) Sherlock Holmes. Brought to life on the pages somewhere around the beginning of the nineteenth century, if I'm correct, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. And now, he is brought to our age -- The Age of The Internet -- by BBC's show “Sherlock”. According to the man himself, he is “a highly-functioning sociopath”, which is exactly what we see, if not hear, from Holmes in Doyle's orginal series. I met him through BBC's show, and wasn't that surprised to hear him speak or act normally. However, upon reading “The Hound of the Baskervilles”, I was shocked to find out how many quotes and/or full scenes they gor straight from the books, with no editing. But obviously, because the two screenwriters for the show -- Steve Moffat & Mark Gatiss, should you ever have the pleasure of meeting them (or perhaps any of the “Sherlock” team, really) -- are the biggest Sherlock fanatics Benedict Cumberpatch {Sherlock Holmes} happens to know. And that is a good thing, because they work with him and Martin Freeman {Dr. John Watson} on making Cumberpatch's character more and more human as the seasons are made. Although Freeman, according to co-star Cumberpatch, is determined it will be renamed “John” before long. I could possibly see that, although what got me started on it was one word: SHERLOCK. So I advise you, read the books (these or otherwise; I would say these) and watch BBC's “Sherlock”. Guranteed, you will not want to miss a minute of it. But, that's just me. For additional fun, grab the companion book to the episode (A Study in Scarlet/A Study in Pink, The Sign of Four/The Sign of Three, etc.) and tag along. I loved it. ~~Nyla~~
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