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The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Hardcover – January 1, 1993

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 219 pages
  • Publisher: Reader's Digest Association; First Edition edition (1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0895775522
  • ISBN-13: 978-0895775528
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.2 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #430,479 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930) Conan Doyle is perhaps best known for giving the literary world Sherlock Holmes, but he was also a doctor, journalist and public figure. Arthur Conan Doyle was born on 22 May 1859 in Edinburgh into a rich Irish family. He trained as a doctor at Edinburgh University, and then worked as a surgeon on a whaling boat, and as a doctor on a ship travelling between England and Africa. Afterwards he settled with his family in Portsmouth, working in medicine and at the same time writing. Sherlock Holmes first appeared in 'A Study of Scarlet', published in 1887. This success led Conan Doyle to write more stories involving Holmes and Watson but, in 1893, Conan Doyle killed off Holmes, wanting to develop his serious writing. The public was not happy about the detective’s demise and Conan Doyle was forced to resurrect Holmes. Conan Doyle also wrote non-fiction, and he was knighted for publishing a pamphlet justifying Britain's involvement in the Boer War. He also wrote histories of the Boer War and World War One. Conan Doyle twice attempted to enter parliament, but was not successful. Conan Doyle died of a heart attack on 7 July 1930. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Acute Observer on November 28, 2012
Format: Hardcover
The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The `Afterword' by Philip A. Shreffler provides an explanation to the background of these stories. The first Sherlock Holmes stories were written in the late 1880s. [Some say "The Adventures" and "The Memoirs" were the best of this series. The first seven stories were from "His Last Bow" (which may include "The Adventure of the Cardboard Box"). These stories were mostly published between 1908 and 1917. The last four differ from of the earlier stories. Some are more grisly than the earlier stories (showing changes in culture or tending towards the "hard-boiled").

1) The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge.
Mr. Scott Eccles visits Holmes about his "grotesque experience". The police question Eccles about a murder! Eccles tells Holmes about this experience. Holmes goes to investigate. There is a link to another mansion, then a break in the case. Inspector Baynes explains his method. The governess explains the hidden mystery. Later they learn of two deaths in Madrid. Justice was served.
2) The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans.
Holmes received a telegram from his brother Mycroft about a matter of state security. A clerk was found dead, he had technical papers on a secret weapon. Holmes investigates, then devises a plan to trap the guilty party. It works, and a letter is mailed to catch his accomplice and the rest of the secret papers.
3) The Adventure of the Devil's Foot.
Holmes had to take a vacation due to constant hard work so they went to Cornwall. He learns of a family tragedy where the sister died and her two brothers went mad overnight! The next day the remaining brother died of the same symptoms at his home! Holmes investigated this fresh scene.
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I already owned what is widely accepted as the Canon of Sherlock Holmes, which includes 4 novels and 56 short stories. What drew me to this book is that it contains 4 stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle that are not included in the "Complete Set" books. These stories are: "The Field Bazaar", "The Lost Special", "The Man with the Watches", and "How Watson Learned the Trick". The book is also a very handsome piece to add to any Holmes collection. I am well pleased with my purchase.
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By Ransome on June 21, 2013
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This was perfect for the price. It is exactly what I was looking for and looks nice too. I bought all of the Sherlock series in this format and did not spend much. I would definitely recommend
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