Sherlock Holmes is the greatest detective in fiction, a crime-solver gifted with powers of observation that allow him to see clues that ordinary ...Show synopsisSherlock Holmes is the greatest detective in fiction, a crime-solver gifted with powers of observation that allow him to see clues that ordinary detectives easily overlook. For more than a century, his adventures have thrilled generations of readers with crimes that are seemingly insoluble until the great detective steps in and applies his skills of deductive reasoning. This volume collects seven of Holmes's most challenging cases, including 'A Scandal in Bohemia', 'The Red-Headed League', 'The Speckled Band', 'The Five Orange Pips', 'The Blue Carbuncle', and 'The Beryl Coronet'. It also features the full-length novel 'The Hound of the Baskervilles', about a legendary ghostly hound who has haunted generations of a noble family living in Baskerville Manor. All of the stories feature art by Sidney Paget, who illustrated the Sherlock Holmes stories that appeared in originally in The Strand. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is one of Barnes & Noble's leatherbound classics for children. It features classic illustrations, an elegant bonded leather binding, a satin-ribbon bookmark and distinctive gilt edging. It will provide hours of enjoyment for readers of all ages.Hide synopsis
Description:Reader copy. Different cover to one pictured. Neat, but...Reader copy. Different cover to one pictured. Neat, but universally tanned, some light wear to cover-still tightly bound and very readable. Usually dispatched within 2 days. Some creasing/wear to cover but still tightly bound & a very readable book. Usually ships within 2 working days.
Description:Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition...Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 286 p. Contains: Illustrations, black & white.
Description:Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition...Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. A-format paperback. 304 p. Collins Classics. .
Description:Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition...Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. With dust jacket. 376 p. Intended for a young adult/teenage audience.
I am 80% done with the book but it is for adult reading and would not reccommend this book for a minor. It glamorizes drug use.
Love the book, I am learning about English culture this is my first Sherlock Holmes book.
This book is composed of twelve short Sherlock Holmes stories: 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 (my personal favorite), The Blue Carbuncle, The Speckled Band, The Engineer's Thumb, The Noble Bachelor, The Beryl Coronet and The Copper Beeches. Although I've long been a fan of Laurie King's Mary Russell novels, which are semi-pastiches of the Holmes series, my only experience of the original Sherlock Holmes has been limited to my dim recollection of reading The Red-Headed League in high school and of watching a few of the BBC television episodes with my dad! Several years ago, I tried reading one of Conan Doyle's novel-length works but was rapidly turned off by the slow development of the plot and did not finish it. Reading this book, though, was a much better experience and I'm so glad I chose it. I think that the author's skill and the Holmes "genre" itself are much better seen and enjoyed in short stories. None of the stories are thrilling or heart-pounding; that is not what made Sherlock Holmes mysteries so great. Instead, they each follow a rather simple pattern: Holmes and Watson are introduced to a short, bewildering mystery that is quickly and, to Watson's never ending surprise, easily solved by Holmes, who then calmly gives a detailed analysis of the case and his logical steps to solving it! This set-up must be what made Sherlock Holmes such a refreshing character and what made the books so popular!
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