This volume contains twelve of Conan Doyle's original classic Sherlock Holmes adventures, first collected and published in book form in 1892.
A SCANDAL IN BOHEMIA;
THE RED-HEADED LEAGUE;
A CASE OF IDENTITY;
THE BOSCOMBE VALLEY MYSTERY;
THE FIVE ORANGE PIPS;
THE MAN WITH THE TWISTED LIP;
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 BEECHES;
Additional material collected and presented for Conan Doyle fans, new or old, are a biographical sketch of the author and a detailed selected bibliography of his work.
Other Sherlock Holmes classics available from Summit Classic Press in large print editions are The Hound of the Baskervilles (ISBN-13: 978-1502895790; ISBN-10: 150289579X), The Sign of the Four (ISBN-13: 978-1502566751; ISBN-10: 1502566753) and His Last Bow (ISBN-13: 978-1500822712; ISBN-10: 150082271X).
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930) is known the world over as the creator of the famous consulting detective, Sherlock Holmes. But Conan Doyle was a prolific writer who produced a large body of work ranging from non-fiction and full-length novels to a wide-ranging collection of short stories.
Doyle's first major success as a writer came with the debut of Sherlock Holmes in the 1887 publication of "A Study in Scarlet". Holmes was a popular sensation, and more stories followed. By 1891, Sherlock Holmes was enough to provide Doyle a living, but Doyle came to resent Holmes, who kept him from what he considered "more important" work. In 1893 he "killed" Holmes, as the detective and his archenemy, Professor Moriarty, plunged to their deaths at Reichenbach Falls in "The Final Problem". It was no mere publicity stunt. Doyle considered himself finished with Mr. Sherlock Holmes.
The public uproar in reaction to Holmes' "death" shocked Doyle, with even his own mother complaining, and as the clamor continued he was forced to bring the detective back in "The Hound of the Baskervilles", published, to vast public sigh of relief, in 1901. Ironically, the character Doyle resented as a "distraction" from serious work would ultimately appear in fifty-six short stories and four novels, together with countless adaptations to films, television, cartoons, and modern pastiches by an assortment of authors.
In fact, the "world's first consulting detective" is widely regarded, along with Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan, as the best-known fictional characters in the world.
About the Author
A prolific author of books, short stories, poetry, and more, the Scottish writer Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) is best known for the creation of one of literature’s most vivid and enduring characters: Sherlock Holmes. Through detailed observation, vast knowledge, and brilliant deduction, Holmes and his trusted friend, Dr. Watson, step into the swirling fog of Victorian London to rescue the innocent, confound the guilty, and solve the most perplexing puzzles known to literature.
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