Cover of: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes | Arthur Conan Doyle

Contributors

  • Editor
    Richard Lancelyn Green

About the Book

A Scandal in Bohemia
The Adventure of the Red-Headed League
A Case of Identity
The Bascombe 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 Nobel Bachelor
The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet
The Adventure of the Copper Beeches

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of twelve short stories by Arthur Conan Doyle, featuring his fictional detective Sherlock Holmes. It was first published on 14 October 1892, though the individual stories had been serialized in The Strand Magazine between June 1891 and July 1892. The stories are not in chronological order, and the only characters common to all twelve are Holmes and Dr. Watson. As with all but four of the Sherlock Holmes stories, those contained within The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes are told by a first-person narrative from the point of view of Dr. Watson.

In general the stories in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes identify, and try to correct, social injustices. Holmes is portrayed as offering a new, fairer sense of justice. The stories were well received, and boosted the subscriptions figures of The Strand Magazine, prompting Doyle to be able to demand more money for his next set of stories. The first story, "A Scandal in Bohemia", includes the character of Irene Adler, who, despite being featured only within this one story by Doyle, is a prominent character in modern Sherlock Holmes adaptations, generally as a love interest for Holmes. Doyle included four of the twelve stories from this collection in his twelve favourite Sherlock Holmes stories, picking "The Adventure of the Speckled Band" as his overall favourite.

About the Edition

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is the series of short stories that made the fortunes of the Strand magazine in which they were first published, and wond immesne popularity for Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson. The detective is at the height of his powers and the volume is full of famous cases, including 'The Red-Headed League,' 'The Blue Carbuncle,' and 'The Speckled Band.' Although Holmes gained a reputation for infallibility, Conan Doyl shoed his own realism and feminism by having the great detective defeated by Irene Adler--the woman--in the very fists story, 'A Scandal in Bohemia.'
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Table of Contents

A Scandal in Bohemia
The Adventure of the Red-Headed League
A Case of Identity
The Bascombe 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 Nobel Bachelor
The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet
The Adventure of the Copper Beeches

Edition Notes

First published as World classics paperback 1994.

Series
Oxford World's Classics
Copyright Date
1993

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
823/.8
Library of Congress
PR4622 .A7

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Pagination
xlix, 389p. ;
Number of pages
389

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL23133473M
Internet Archive
adventuresofsher00doyl_2
ISBN 10
0192835084
ISBN 13
9780192835086
LC Control Number
94-7786
OCLC/WorldCat
1068301495
Amazon.com
0192835084
Library Thing
19007
Goodreads
43790459
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