The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

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Author: Arthur Conan Doyle

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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: Large PrintSherlock Holmes #9by Arthur Conan DoyleThe Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of twelve stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, featuring his famous detective and illustrated by Sidney Paget.

The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

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The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of Sherlock Holmes stories, originally published in 1894, by Arthur Conan Doyle.

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Large Print Edition) by Arthur Conan Doyle (Illustrated)

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Presenting the Large Print edition of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle, which features 16-point sized font and above. This famous collection features twelve Sherlock Holmes stories: I. A Scandal in Bohemia II. The Red-Headed League III. A Case of Identity IV. The Boscombe Valley Mystery V. The Five Orange Pips VI. The Man with the Twisted Lip VII. The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle VIII. The Adventure of the Speckled Band IX. The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb X. The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor XI. The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet XII. The Adventure of the Copper Beeches Unique among detectives, Sherlock Holmes and his companion Watson are the most portrayed and most read about of all time. Among large print Sherlock Holmes and mystery books for seniors through to young readers and large print short story books, this The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes large print edition will be a source of great entertainment and intrigue for readers of all ages. Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle was born in 1859 in Edinburgh, Scotland. After being educated in England and Austria, Doyle studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh Medical School, and also practical botany at Edinburgh's Royal Botanic Garden. He worked as a ship's doctor and surgeon, and then set up his own medical practice in Portsmouth in 1882. His practice proved unsuccessful, and, having had several pieces of writing published (including academic articles and a short story), he focussed on writing fiction even though his difficulty in finding a publisher led him to continue his work, study, and writings in medicine. A Study in Scarlet, the first work featuring Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, was published in Beeton's Christmas Annual in 1887. Its sequel, The Sign of the Four, appeared in Lippincott's Magazine in 1890, and short stories featuring Sherlock Holmes were published in the Strand Magazine (in 1891, A Scandal in Bohemia introduced him to a wide audience). Made a Knight Bachelor by King Edward VII in 1902, Doyle was also appointed Knight of Grace of the Order of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem in 1903. While he wrote on a broad range of topics, his other most popular works include Holmes novels The Hound of the Baskervilles (1902) and The Valley of Fear (1915), and science fiction and fantasy novels The Lost World (1912), The Poison Belt (1913), and The Land of Mist (1926) featuring Professor Challenger. Doyle died of a heart attack at his house in Crowborough, East Sussex, in 1930.

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of twelve stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, featuring his famous detective and illustrated by Sidney Paget.These are the first of the Sherlock Holmes short stories, originally published as single stories in the Strand Magazine from July 1891 to June 1892. The book was published in England on October 14, 1892 by George Newnes Ltd and in a US Edition on October 15 by Harper. The initial combined print run was 14,500 copies.

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Unabridged Large Print Edition

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This quality large print edition contains the complete and unabridged original classic version of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, including twelve stories featuring Arthur Conan Doyle's "consulting detective", printed on heavy, bright white paper in a large 7.44"x9.69" format, with page headers and a fully laminated full-color cover featuring an original design. This volume contains twelve of Conan Doyle's original classic Sherlock Holmes adventures, first collected and published in book form in 1892. 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; THE ADVENTURE OF THE BLUE CARBUNCLE; THE ADVENTURE OF THE SPECKLED BAND; THE ADVENTURE OF THE ENGINEER'S THUMB; THE ADVENTURE OF THE NOBLE BACHELOR; THE ADVENTURE OF THE BERYL CORONET; THE ADVENTURE OF THE COPPER BEECHES; Additional material collected and presented for Conan Doyle fans, new or old, are a biographical sketch of the author and a detailed selected bibliography of his work. Other Sherlock Holmes classics available from Apex Publications in large print editions are The Hound of the Baskervilles, The Sign of the Four, A Study in Scarlet, The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, The Return of Sherlock Holmes, and His Last Bow. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930) is known the world over as the creator of the famous consulting detective, Sherlock Holmes. But Conan Doyle was a prolific writer who produced a large body of work ranging from non-fiction and full-length novels to a wide-ranging collection of short stories. Doyle's first major success as a writer came with the debut of Sherlock Holmes in the 1887 publication of "A Study in Scarlet". Holmes was a popular sensation, and more stories followed. By 1891, Sherlock Holmes was enough to provide Doyle a living, but Doyle came to resent Holmes, who kept him from what he considered "more important" work. In 1893 he "killed" Holmes, as the detective and his archenemy, Professor Moriarty, plunged to their deaths at Reichenbach Falls in "The Final Problem". It was no mere publicity stunt. Doyle considered himself finished with Mr. Sherlock Holmes. The public uproar in reaction to Holmes' "death" shocked Doyle, with even his own mother complaining, and as the clamor continued he was forced to bring the detective back in "The Hound of the Baskervilles", published, to vast public sigh of relief, in 1901. Ironically, the character Doyle resented as a "distraction" from serious work would ultimately appear in fifty-six short stories and four novels, together with countless adaptations to films, television, cartoons, and modern pastiches by an assortment of authors. In fact, the "world's first consulting detective" is widely regarded, along with Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan, as the best-known fictional characters in the world.

Sherlock Holmes the Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb Large Print

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Of all the problems which have been submitted to my friend, Mr. Sherlock Holmes, for solution during the years of our intimacy, there were only two which I was the means of introducing to his notice-that of Mr. Hatherley's thumb, and that of Colonel Warburton's madness. Of these the latter may have afforded a finer field for an acute and original observer, but the other was so strange in its inception and so dramatic in its details that it may be the more worthy of being placed upon record, even if it gave my friend fewer openings for those deductive methods of reasoning by which he achieved such remarkable results. The story has, I believe, been told more than once in the newspapers, but, like all such narratives, its effect is much less striking when set forth en bloc in a single half-column of print than when the facts slowly evolve before your own eyes, and the mystery clears gradually away as each new discovery furnishes a step which leads on to the complete truth. At the time the circumstances made a deep impression upon me, and the lapse of two years has hardly served to weaken the effect. It was in the summer of '89, not long after my marriage, that the events occurred which I am now about to summarise. I had returned to civil practice and had finally abandoned Holmes in his Baker Street rooms, although I continually visited him and occasionally even persuaded him to forgo his Bohemian habits so far as to come and visit us. My practice had steadily increased, and as I happened to live at no very great distance from Paddington Station, I got a few patients from among the officials. One of these, whom I had cured of a painful and lingering disease, was never weary of advertising my virtues and of endeavouring to send me on every sufferer over whom he might have any influence. One morning, at a little before seven o'clock, I was awakened by the maid tapping at the door to announce that two men had come from Paddington and were waiting in the consulting-room. I dressed hurriedly, for I knew by experience that railway cases were seldom trivial, and hastened downstairs. As I descended, my old ally, the guard, came out of the room and closed the door tightly behind him.

The Return of Sherlock Holmes: Large Print

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle

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When Sherlock Holmes met his demise in The Adventure of the Final Problem, published in 1893, the distress of the unsuspecting reading public was profound. For years fans showed no signs of letting Sherlock Homes lie down and die. Eventually, Doyle saw fit to continue his Holmes' canon and wrote a series of 13 short stories The Return of Sherlock Holmes published in 1905. The series begins, inevitably, with the shock re-appearance of the master detective in The Adventure of the Empty House.

The Return of Sherlock Holmes

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When Sherlock Holmes met his demise in The Adventure of the Final Problem, published in 1893, the distress of the unsuspecting reading public was profound. For years fans showed no signs of letting Sherlock Homes lie down and die. Eventually, Doyle saw fit to continue his Holmes' canon and wrote a series of 13 short stories The Return of Sherlock Holmes published in 1905. The series begins, inevitably, with the shock re-appearance of the master detective in The Adventure of the Empty House.

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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Literature's greatest detective team investigates a dozen of their best-known cases, including "The Speckled Band," "The Red-Headed League," The Five Orange Pips," and "A Scandal in Bohemia."