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The Extraordinary Cases of Sherlock Holmes (Puffin Classics)

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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:
9780141330044
Author:
Doyle, Arthur Conan
Publisher:
Puffin Books
Introduction by:
Stroud, Jonathan
Introduction:
Stroud, Jonathan
Author:
Stroud, Jonathan
Author:
Doyle, Arthur Conan Conan
Author:
Doyle, Arthur Conan, Sir
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Childrens classics
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series:
Puffin Classics
Publication Date:
20100431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
7 x 5.1 x 0.93 in 0.54 lb
Age Level:
08-12

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