The Complete Sherlock Holmes

Arthur Conan Doyle

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Beschreibung

The next elegant edition in the Knickerbocker Classic series is The Complete Sherlock Holmes comprised of 4 full-length novels and 56 short stories featuring the world's most famous pipe-smoking detective. Written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle between the years 1867 and 1927, the legendary Sherlock Holmes employed his mastery of deductive reasoning and expert sleuthing to solve an arraying of complex and harrowing cases. From his home - 221B Baker Street in London - the legendary Sherlock Holmes (accompanied by his loyal companion and chronicler, Dr. Watson) baffled policemen and became famous worldwide for his remarkable observations and even more eccentric habits.
For Sherlock Holmes fans worldwide, this stunning gift edition has a full cloth binding, foil blocking on the spine, ribbon marker, and is packaged neatly in an elegant slipcase. Featuring a foreword from renowned Holmes scholar, Daniel Stashower, (author of A Teller of Tales: The Life of Arthur Conan Doyle and Sherlock Holmes in America), The Complete Sherlock Holmes contains every known Sherlock Holmes tale ever written. From Holmes' first appearance in "A Study in Scarlet" (1887) and The Hound of the Baskervilles (1901-1902), through the collection of stories in the The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes, this deluxe edition boasts the entire Holmes catalogue.

Born in 1859 in Edinburgh, Scotland, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote his first story at the tender age of six. Though he later schooled and trained to become a physician, he carried his love of story-telling with him and authored his first Sherlock Holmes tale, "A Study in Scarlet," in 1887. The character, Holmes, was modeled after fellow physician and surgeon, Dr. Joseph Bell, who had been known for his acute powers of deductive observation. In his real life, Doyle worked in the name of justice too. He personally investigated two cases of innocent men who had been wrongfully imprisoned and helped to get them exonerated for their "crimes." Doyle married twice (his first wife, Louisa Hawkins, died from tuberculosis) and fathered 5 children. He became intensely interested in the spiritualism following numerous deaths in his life, including Louisa and his son, Kingsley.

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Einband gebundene Ausgabe
Seitenzahl 1200
Erscheinungsdatum 19.09.2013
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-937994-30-3
Verlag Quarto Publishing Plc
Maße (L/B/H) 25,9/18,5/6,9 cm
Gewicht 2121 g
Verkaufsrang 1480

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Tolles Buch!
von einer Kundin/einem Kunden aus Halle am 01.09.2019
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Das Buch ist wunderschön aufgemacht und ich freu mich schon aufs lesen! Nur das Gold vom Einband färbt etwas an die Finger ab.

Gorgeous Book
von einer Kundin/einem Kunden aus Berlin am 14.03.2019
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This is a gorgeous book that I think anybody who likes Sherlock Holmes should have. The cover is absolutely stunning. Also it contains the complete Sherlock Holmes not just the main stories.

Schade
von einer Kundin/einem Kunden aus Aachen am 17.04.2016
Bewertet: Einband: Taschenbuch

Leider ist dies nur Volume 1, den zweiten Band hierzu gibt es wohl nicht in gedruckter Form. Inhalt sind die 3 Novellen A Study in Scarlett, The Sign of Four, The Hound of the Baskervilles, die 12 Kurzgeschichten aus The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes und die 11 Kurzgeschichten aus Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes.

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