"The immense talent, passion and literary brilliance that Conan Doyle brought to his work gives him a unique place in English letters."-Stephen Fry
"Doyle's modesty of language conceals a profound tolerance of the human complexity"-John Le Carre
"Holmes has a timeless talent, passion and literary brilliance that puts him heads, shoulders and deerstalker above all other detectives."- Alexander McCall Smith
Arthur Conan Doyle's The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes is the quintessential collection of some of the most thrilling exploits of Detective Holmes and Dr. Watson. These eleven stories of literature's greatest and most popular detective demonstrate Sherlock Holmes's astounding power of deduction on full display. The stories in this treasured volume were initially published in serial form in The Strand magazine from December 1892 until December 1893, then in book form in late 1893. Set in the foggy moors of England and in the dark alleyways of Victorian London, this classic collection includes some of the best detective yarns ever written.
Among the most popular tales within The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes are "Silver Blaze", infamous for the "curious incident of the dog in the night-time", and it's setting in the late-Victorian sporting world; the controversial tale "The Adventure of the Cardboard Box", originally deemed too inappropriate for publication in the original edition. Of all of the stories in the collection "The Final Problem" is the most notorious; Doyle had made the decision to stop writing about the character of Sherlock Holmes and within this legendary short story, killed off the character of Sherlock Holmes. This resulting outcry of the public was unlike anything else in literary history. Other stories include; "The Adventure of the Yellow Face", "The Adventure of the Stockbroker's Clerk", "The Adventure of the Gloria Scott", The Adventure of the Mugrave Ritual", "The Adventure of the Reigate Squire", "The Adventure of the Crooked Man", "The Adventure of the Resident Patient", "The Adventure of the Greek Interpreter", and "The Adventure of the Navel Treaty".As this brilliant collection demonstrates, Sherlock Holmes is one of the most engaging literary companions any reader could hope for.
With an eye-catching new cover, and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes is both modern and readable.