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A Study in Scarlet (Penguin Classics)

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In the debut of literature's most famous sleuth, a dead man is discovered in a bloodstained room in Brixton. The only clues are a wedding ring, a gold watch, a pocket edition of Boccaccio's Decameron, and a word scrawled in blood on the wall. With this investigation begins the partnership of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. Their search for the murderer uncovers a story of love and revenge-and heralds a franchise of detective mysteries starring the formidable Holmes.

Synopsis:

Watson met Holmes for the first time a short while ago, and already Sherlock Holmes had astonished him with his powers of detection. In this, their first adventure, Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson uncover a thrilling story of murder, love and revenge, which began years before in Salt Lake City.

Synopsis:

First "Penguin Classic" edition, with a new introduction by Iain Sinclair, explanatory notes and full chronology.

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:
9780140439083
Introduction:
Sinclair, Iain
Notes by:
Glinert, Ed
Introduction by:
Sinclair, Iain
Introduction:
Sinclair, Iain
Author:
Doyle, Arthur Conan Conan
Author:
Doyle, Arthur Conan
Author:
Doyle, Arthur Conan, Sir
Author:
Sinclair, Iain
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
London
Subject:
England
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Sherlock Holmes
Subject:
Private investigators
Subject:
Holmes, Sherlock (Fictitious character)
Subject:
Holmes, Sherlock
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Penguin Classics
Series Volume:
no. 01-022
Publication Date:
20011031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
7.80x5.13x.44 in. .30 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 192 pages Penguin Books - English 9780140439083 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Watson met Holmes for the first time a short while ago, and already Sherlock Holmes had astonished him with his powers of detection. In this, their first adventure, Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson uncover a thrilling story of murder, love and revenge, which began years before in Salt Lake City.
"Synopsis" by , First "Penguin Classic" edition, with a new introduction by Iain Sinclair, explanatory notes and full chronology.

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