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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes One night it was on the twentieth of March I was returning from a journey to a patient for I had now returned to civil practice when my way led me through Baker Street As I passed the well rem

  • Title: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
  • ISBN: 9780192835086
  • Page: 430
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle One night it was on the twentieth of March, 1888 I was returning from a journey to a patient for I had now returned to civil practice , when my way led me through Baker Street As I passed the well remembered door, which must always be associated in my mind with my wooing, and with the dark incidents of the Study in Scarlet, I was seized with a keen desire to see Hol One night it was on the twentieth of March, 1888 I was returning from a journey to a patient for I had now returned to civil practice , when my way led me through Baker Street As I passed the well remembered door, which must always be associated in my mind with my wooing, and with the dark incidents of the Study in Scarlet, I was seized with a keen desire to see Holmes again, and to know how he was employing his extraordinary powers His rooms were brilliantly lit, and, even as I looked up, I saw his tall, spare figure pass twice in a dark silhouette against the blind He was pacing the room swiftly, eagerly, with his head sunk upon his chest and his hands clasped behind him To me, who knew his every mood and habit, his attitude and manner told their own story He was at work again He had risen out of his drug created dreams and was hot upon the scent of some new problem I rang the bell and was shown up to the chamber which had formerly been in part my own Contains a collection of 12 adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson, such as A Scandal in Bohemia and The Red Headed League Originally leased in 1892.
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    1. Robin Hobb on said:

      Nothing compares to the original If you really want to know Holmes and Watson, this is what you read The characterization and pacing is, for me, delightful The insights into a London of trains and mail than once a day, the manners of the time, the dialogue this is a feast.Very honestly speaking, none of the movie or television adaptations have ever given me the sensation of being there at Baker Street, with Holmes and Watson, that I get from the original stories.Read them You owe it to yoursel [...]

    2. Trevor on said:

      I ve been listening to Sherlock Holmes stories in the car and think I m going to go through and listen to all of them now I ve started with The Adventures and have enjoyed it immensely There must have been any number of psychological studies performed on Mr Holmes There is, of course, that wonderful line by Borges in his lectures on Verse in which he says that he believes in the Character of Sherlock Holmes without actually believing in any of the stories in which that character appears That is [...]

    3. Councillor on said:

      As a rule, the bizarre a thing is, the less mysterious it proves to be It is your commonplace, featureless crimes which are really puzzling, just as a commonplace face is the most difficult to identify.Who doesn t know Sherlock Holmes these days Even if not everyone might be familiar with the original version invented by Arthur Conan Doyle, Mr Holmes has become such a legend in his own right, a development fed and supported by numerous stage, screen and radio adaptions, that it is nearly imposs [...]

    4. Namratha on said:

      To have a slight measure of the pleasant chills that race up and down your spine when you delve into a meaty Holmes mystery, do read the introduction passage by Mark Gatiss co creator of BBC Entertainment s Sherlock Amidst a host of admirable emotions, Gatiss one nostalgic paragraph captured my fancy.It goes thusly, I d never read any of the original stories until one fateful Saturday when, recovering from German measles, I was given a treat a trip to WH Smith, and the purchase of any book I wan [...]

    5. Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽ on said:

      3.75 stars, rounding up because Sherlock classics The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, published in 1892, and available for free online reading or downloading here on Project Gutenberg or many other places , is a collection of twelve Sherlock Holmes short stories Doyle s formula for his Sherlock stories gets a little bit worn and visible after you read several of them back to back But there are some jewels in this collection, and they all have something to offer the interested reader, even if it s [...]

    6. Luís C. on said:

      Read for the second timeIn sixty investigations, narrated by Dr Watson, his eminent memorialist, Sherlock Holmes gave only twenty five guilty to justice.Nine others had escaped the just punishment that awaited them after the riddle s resolution of the enigma.Eleven investigations had the result only of revealing a supposed crime or a pure fantasy having no relation of gravity with that supposed.At the end of the remaining fifteen investigations, Sherlock Holmes, substituting himself for justice, [...]

    7. Paul Bryant on said:

      Sherlock Holmes is one of the great characters of literature who can resist the aloof arrogance and limitless self satisfaction which stems from that intellectual superiority with which he squishes all the dodgy baronets and rum foreign coves that turn up in the mysteries presented to him by the clients who never fail, when recounting their tangled tales, to speak in perfect paragraphs full of precisely recollected speech in a style exactly like a Conan Doyle story I love the love story between [...]

    8. russell barnes on said:

      It s the end of the world and Watson and Holmes, on the cusp of having their brilliant lives snuffed out by the impending doom decide their simmering sexual tension can go no further.As they remove their clothes, Watson turns around to see Holmes brandishing a tub of Lemon Curd Holmes Watson exclaims, I know what we re about to do goes against God s nature, but what in the name of all that is Holy are you doing with that breakfast condiment To which Holmes replied, Lemon entry my dear Watson, Le [...]

    9. Ahmad Sharabiani on said:

      The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Holmes, 3 , Arthur Conan Doyle 2016 1394 112

    10. James on said:

      Classic Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle at his finest.If you ve read and enjoyed any books in the Sherlock Holmes series then read them all, they are all consistently great Sherlock Holmes must be one of the greatest literary characters ever created and the stories are so very well written.Intriguing, compelling, intelligent, exciting, page turning fun of the highest order.

    11. Apatt on said:

      After reading lengthy audiobooks likeVanity Fair I just wanted to read listen to something short Then I saw the movie The Imitation Game highly recommended and I thought Of course Sherlock I suspect reviewing an anthology by listing all the stories and commenting on each of them is probably inelegant and amateurish, but I never said I was a pro So the game is afoot Let the jollification begin A Scandal in Bohemia Irene Adler is not Holmes girlfriend OK stop shipping Sherene already sorry for thi [...]

    12. Teresa on said:

      It s been fun zipping through one of these stories each night for the past twelve nights I ve even felt rather clever after guessing correctly on a few of the outcomes even without counting The Speckled Band , a story I remember very well from grammar school I m not sure why I remember it after such a long time, except for it being one of several short stories we read that year that opened up a new world for me, thanks to a favorite English teacher Other stories I remember from then were by Guy [...]

    13. Julieta on said:

      Esc ndalo en Bohemia 4 5 La liga de los pelirrojos 4 5 Un caso de identidad 3 5 El misterio de Boscombe Valley 3 5 Las cinco semillas de naranja 3 5 El hombre del labio torcido 4 5 La aventura del rubi azul 3 5 La aventura de la banda de lunares 4 5 El dedo pulgar del ingeniero 3 5 El arist crata solter n 3 5 La aventura de la corona de esmeraldas verdemar 3 5 La aventura de Copper Beeches 4 5

    14. Jan-Maat on said:

      Fun The crimes in this book are along the lines of puzzles to work out rather than realistic depictions of crime in late Victorian early Edwardian England Contrived, but enjoyable.My favourite moment, I am not positive it is in this collection is when Holmes and Watson are on a train steaming through the countryside and Watson makes an observation about the peaceful looking pretty cottages for which Holmes rebukes him no one knows what dark crimes are committed behind those doors reversing a vi [...]

    15. Meltem K. on said:

      when you have excluded the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth

    16. Pau on said:

      4 5Los relatos de Sherlock Holmes siempre son una lectura segura a la que recurrir Y es que da igual que todos sigan el mismo patr n y ya est muy familiarizada con los m todos deductivos de Sherlock, siempre me reconforta leerlos Ya habl en otras rese as de Arthur Conan Doyle de lo que me gusta el personaje de Sherlock Es impresionante c mo a trav s de Watson descubrimos a este genio, que a veces me inspira asombro y otras veces me parece el mejor personaje c mico que haya existido Y adem s de e [...]

    17. K.D. Absolutely on said:

      A Scandal in Bohemia 3 stars Wilhelm Gottsreich Sigismond von Ormstein, King of Bohemia is arranged to marry the daughter of the King of Scandinavia but he loves another girl Irene Alder Entertaining Fast paced I love the disguises The Red Headed League 3 stars Mr Jabez Wilson has an apprentice in his pawnshop whose name is Mr Vincent Spaulding One day, Spaulding recruits his boss to the association of people with red hair to copy encyclopedia, Very funny storyline I love the twist A Case in Ide [...]

    18. Kelly on said:

      So, I volunteer at a library, in what the librarians call the Popular Library, which consists of the area with the DVDs, music CDs and of course, the audiobooks The majority of the titles in the audiobook section are romance novels It struck me as a hilarious idea, and indeed, each of the audiobooks I ve stuck in the CD player they have there to listen to for a few minutes has borne that out Romance novel dialogue is barely okay on the page can you imagine all that Oh, FABIO, your gorgeous quive [...]

    19. Piyangie on said:

      This short story collection on the adventures on Sherlock Holmes set the famous fictitious detective at his best and Mr Doyle himself at his best as well, save except in the Hound of the Baskerville All twelve short stories in this collection are well written and varied between 3 stars to 5 stars in my opinion on them A Scandal in Bohemia I really liked it It was one instance that famous detective was outwitted, and that too by a woman The Red headed League This was a clever mystery where Holmes [...]

    20. Jean on said:

      Here are my reviews of individual stories Link to review of the first story, A Scandal in BohemiaLink to another one, The Adventure of the Speckled Band

    21. Sonia on said:

      Como siempre, la agudeza y el ingenio de Holmes hacen que cada aventura parezca compleja al principio y que transcurra con muchas rapidez, adem s de resultar simple y menos dram tica al final Mi admiraci n no hace m s que crecer por el simple hecho de que a fin de cuentas todo se reduzca a la explicaci n m s elemental.

    22. Lau on said:

      Me declaro fan tica absoluta de Sherlock Holmes creo que es la mejor opini n que puedo dar.

    23. Antonella on said:

      Tan acostumbrado estaba yo a sus invariables xitos que ni se me pasaba por la cabeza la posibilidad de que fracasara Me gustaron algunas m s que otras, pero lo que m s me llam la atenci n a leer cada historia fue el car cter de Sherlock, que al ser misterios cortos y que por ah no generaban problemas para resolver, su personalidad e inteligencia es lo que m s destaca.Esc ndalo en Bohemia 5 5 Para como un car cter como el suyo, una emoci n fuerte resultaba tan perturbadora como la presencia de ar [...]

    24. Wanda on said:

      If you are an enthusiastic reader of crime noir mystery novels, at some point you should get back to its roots by reading The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Sir Arthur set many of the patterns which can still be observed in the modern genre novel.Sherlock Holmes is an eccentric expert but he defines the crime expert, what with his monographs on cigar ash, his studies of foot prints, and his encyclopedic knowledge of the history of crime Many of the heroes of today s literature are forensic anthro [...]

    25. Melora on said:

      I ve read quite a few Sherlock Holmes stories before, than half of these, probably, at one time or another, but this collection of twelve, taken all at one go really over three days, but you know what I mean , gives a different impression than the stories do when taken individually The thing that most impressed me, and which I likely noticed because Zach Dundas pointed it out in The Great Detective The Amazing Rise and Immortal Life of Sherlock Holmes, which I just read, is how nice Sherlock Ho [...]

    26. Camille Stein on said:

      Pinacotheca Holmesiana The Adventure of the Engineer s Thumb Illustration by Sidney Paget ow ubT5m Si pudi ramos salir volando por la ventana, cogidos de la mano, sobrevolar esta gran ciudad, levantar con cuidado los tejados y espiar todas las cosas raras que pasan, las extra as coincidencias, las intrigas, los enga os, los prodigiosos encadenamientos de circunstancias que se extienden de generaci n en generaci n y acaban conduciendo a los resultados m s extravagantes, nos parecer a que las hist [...]

    27. Chris_P on said:

      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 3.58I have to make clear that the ratings only represent how I personally felt reading each story, portraying the interest I had in them and how [...]

    28. Jason Koivu on said:

      Gotta love the old school dash Arthur Conan Doyle created such an intriguing vehicle for his mystery stories in the figure of Sherlock Holmes, a man almost inhuman, nearly robotic in his exacting speech and actions, so much so that the reader longs for and grasps on to the minute human aspects a hint of carnal desire, for example on the fleeting instances they appear.In story after tightly wound story intelligence and rational thought wins the day But before it gets all too academic, Conan Doyle [...]

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