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The Great Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Puffin Classics)

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Eight classic adventures from the world's most famous private detective. Through the foggy streets of Victorian London to the deepest countryside, Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson embark on eight thrilling investigations. In some of his best-known cases, including 'The Speckled Band' and 'The Reigate Puzzle', Holmes brings his unique powers of deduction to bear on the most challenging mysteries . . . Complete and unabridged.

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Synopsis:

This is a collection of eight stories of adventure and detection in which Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson grapple with treachery, murder and ingenious crimes of all kinds. Included are "The Red-Headed League" and "The Engineers Thumb".

About the Author

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh in 1859. After nine years in Jesuit schools, he went to Edinburgh University, receiving a degree in medicine in 1881. He then became an eye specialist in Southsea, with a distressing lack of success. Hoping to augment his income, he wrote his first story, A Study in Scarlet. His detective, Sherlock Holmes, was modeled in part after Dr. Joseph Bell of the Edinburgh Infirmary, a man with spectacular powers of observation, analysis, and inference. Conan Doyle may have been influenced also by his admiration for the neat plots of Gaboriau and for Poe’s detective, M. Dupin. After several rejections, the story was sold to a British publisher for £25, and thus was born the world’s best-known and most-loved fictional detective. Fifty-nine more Sherlock Holmes adventures followed. Once, wearying of Holmes, his creator killed him off, but was forced by popular demand to resurrect him. Sir Arthur—he had been knighted for this defense of the British cause in his The Great Boer War—became an ardent Spiritualist after the death of his son Kingsley, who had been wounded at the Somme in World War I. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle died in Sussex in 1930.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140366891
Author:
Doyle, Arthur Conan
Publisher:
Puffin
Author:
Doyle, Arthur Conan Conan
Location:
London
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Children's fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Mysteries, Espionage, & Detective Stories
Subject:
Mystery and detective stories
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Literature - Classics / Contemporary
Subject:
Private investigators
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories, English
Subject:
Private investigators -- England -- Fiction.
Subject:
Childrens classics
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series:
Puffin Classics
Series Volume:
v.1
Publication Date:
19951101
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 1 up to 6
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
7.88x5.06x.70 in. .48 lbs.
Age Level:
09-12

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