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The Complete Sherlock Holmes Hardcover – September 3, 2002
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The previous edition was over 1,100 pages. The Amazon preview pages for this volume loaded so slowly I gave up trying to see them, and wasted my money on this illegible copy. Don't buy it, would be my recommendation. Try to find the earlier, green-covered book, with larger print and over twice as many pages.
As such, this book is the perfect compilation of a timeless classic, for both those re-reading these wonderful stories or those discovering them for the first time. In addition to this, I loved the cover art of this particular edition - it gives just the right impression and captures the ambience of the tales.
The only negative comment I had (hence the 4 star rating) was with the actual presentation of the book. Unfortunately, the publishers have attempted to cram all the stories into a 480-page book. This has resulted in an oversized hardcover, with rather small font, and worst of all, newspaper-style columns on each page. Perhaps the intention was to emulate the original format of the stories as they appeared in The Strand in the late 1800s. Regardless, the book format is therefore slightly unwieldy because of its size and is a little hard to read.
Despite this shortcoming, I'd recommend this classic collection to anyone and this edition is definitely worth the price.
I have perfect 20/20 vision but reading this book is very difficult to read! The type is so small I can only read small sections at a time and it makes my eyes hurt and gives me a headache.This book would be perfect with more pages and larger print . What a shame. Save your eyesight and buy another version! I wish I could exchange mine!
Some of my favorites:
The Red-headed League
The Man with the Twisted Lip
The Adventure of the Six Napoleons
The Problem of Thor Bridge
This book does use a very small font (as others have mentioned), this didn't present any problems for me, but I can imagine how it would for others. There are also a few more typos than usual. But nevertheless, 5 stars as I enjoyed reading it and will probably read it several times more.
Anyone who likes mystery, or literature must read the cannon of Holmes. See the famous expressions like "the game is a foot", and "when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable must be the truth"... Most enjoyable to me are Holmes amazing observations -where he looks at someone and can tell what they had for breakfast, and where they were a week ago from the dust on their shoes. It's really a fun read!
So, if you want to solve the mystery of what to read next, the answer is elementary my good friends... Buy this book!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Dude, it's all the Sherlock Holmes stories ever written by Doyle. What more do I have to say? Who am I to comment on the masterworks of arguably the greatest character ever... Read morePublished on March 4, 2013 by BRAXTON L WILLIAMS
Wonderful to have all the stories together; sadly, there are some typos, and a few of the pages are so very faint, it looks like they almost ran out of ink. Read morePublished on February 8, 2013 by sharon d
After watching the recent Sherlock Holmes movies and the PBS series, we decided it would be fun to have the complete works, the original version. Read morePublished on May 7, 2012 by kcdctx22
I ordered this from Glen the book seller. The company gave me excellent service, even emaining me to ensure I received the book. Read morePublished on January 21, 2010 by Richard P. Oubre
Containing 56 short stories and 4 full-length novels, _The Complete Sherlock Holmes_ is thick. But it is well worth the reading. Read morePublished on July 9, 2006 by doc peterson
I love a good mystery and Sherlock Holmes very rarely lets me down. I purchased the complete collection and now it's a wonderful addition to my growing library. Read morePublished on May 2, 2006 by Detective Sue
Awesome collection of classic Sherlock Holmes... Great read aloud for my 12 year old. However, I had to put it down after 1-1/2 stories because the text is truly microscopic. Read morePublished on February 19, 2006 by Big AF Family
The Complete Sherlock Holmes, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, has been one of the most enjoyable books I have read. The style of the book drew me in and held my attention throughout. Read morePublished on January 30, 2006