The Illustrated Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

The Illustrated Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

by Arthur Conan Doyle


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Arthur Conan Doyle published his last tale of Sherlock Holmes in 1927. That same year, The Strand Magazine--the periodical in which most of the Sherlock Holmes stories first appeared--sponsored a competition for its readers to choose the twelve best stories featuring The Great Detective. Doyle himself participated, and in his essay "How I Made My List," published in the magazine's March issue, he gave the reasons for his twelve selections.
The Illustrated Adventures of Sherlock Holmes features all twelve stories that Conan Doyle officially anointed the creme de la creme of the Sherlock Holmes canon:
  • The Musgrave Ritual
  • The Speckled Band
  • The Five Orange Pips
  • The Reigate Squire
  • A Scandal in Bohemia
  • The Red-Headed League
  • The Final Problem
  • The Empty House
  • The Devil's Foot
  • The Dancing Men
  • The Priory School
  • The Second Stain

All twelve stories are illustrated in full color by some of the best-known artists to interpret the adventures of Sherlock Holmes, among them Sidney Paget, Fredric Dorr Steele, James McNeill Whistler, Louise Rayner, and others.This volume brings vividly to life the exploits of Baker Street's most famous resident.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781435156616
Publisher: Fall River Press
Publication date: 09/29/2015
Series: Illustrated Classic Editions Series
Pages: 344
Sales rank: 102,809
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

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


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

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