- THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES is a collection of twelve short stories by Arthur Conan Doyle, featuring his fictional detective Sherlock Holmes. It was first published on 14 October 1892, though the individual stories had been serialized in The Strand Magazine between June 1891 and July 1892. The stories are not in chronological order, and the only characters common to all twelve are Holmes and Dr. Watson. As with all but four of the Sherlock Holmes stories, those contained within The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes are told by a first-person narrative from the point of view of Dr. Watson.
- In general, the stories in THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES identify, and try to correct, social injustices. Holmes is portrayed as offering a new, fairer sense of justice. The stories were well received, and boosted the subscriptions figures of The Strand Magazine, prompting Doyle to be able to demand more money for his next set of stories. The first story, ‘A Scandal in Bohemia’, includes the character of Irene Adler, who, despite being featured only within this one story by Doyle, is a prominent character in modern Sherlock Holmes adaptations, generally as a love interest for Holmes. Doyle included four of the twelve stories from this collection in his twelve favorite Sherlock Holmes stories, picking ‘The Adventure of the Speckled Band’ as his overall favorite.
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“Having studied a couple of the Sherlock Holmes tales at University I thought I’d give the rest of the collection a read. It’s a large collection but definitely worth the time, even if you don’t attempt the entire book . It’s also a nice change to read the originals rather than watching the modernised TV shows (although I am a fan of those too) Great read, and despite the fact it was published many years ago, doesn’t feel outdated.” By Becky
“What else is there to say about these classic tales from the master of the genre? Must have read them all at least twenty times over the years and never tire of them. Great to have them in a Kindle edition at last.” By Sashadoo
Kindle Price: Kindle Edition £0.00, Paperback £4.99
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File Size: 1524 KB
Print Length: 211 pages
Page Numbers Source ISBN: 917637226X
Publisher: Wisehouse Classics; 1 edition (14 Feb. 2016)
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 20 customer reviews
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