The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle

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1892

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236

ISBN:

0192835084

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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

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4.3684210526316
(38 Reviews)
A delight for a public which enjoys incident, mystery, and above all that matching of the wits of a clever man against the dumb resistance of the secrecy of inanimate things, which results in the triumph of the human intelligence.

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ng you."

"Then, pray consult," said Holmes, shutting his eyes once more.

"The facts are briefly these: Some five years ago, during a lengthy visit to Warsaw, I made the acquaintance of the well-known adventuress, Irene Adler. The name is no doubt familiar to you."

"Kindly look her up in my index, Doctor," murmured Holmes without opening his eyes. For many years he had adopted a system of docketing all paragraphs concerning men and things, so that it was difficult to name a subject or a person on which he could not at once furnish information. In this case I found her biography sandwiched in between that of a Hebrew rabbi and that of a staff-commander who had written a monograph upon the deep-sea fishes.

"Let me see!" said Holmes. "Hum! Born in New Jersey in the year 1858. Contralto--hum! La Scala, hum! Prima donna Imperial Opera of Warsaw--yes! Retired from operatic stage--ha! Living in London--quite so! Your Majesty, as I understand, became entangled with this young person, wrote

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Loved it, however, after initially bringing up Holmes' vices, it never factored into any of the cases. Would have been an interesting twist.
There's an excellent PBS television programme showing how the original canon has inspired many recent forensic approaches to crime scenes, 150 years after Doyle penned them.

Tim Symonds
Author of Sherlock Holmes And the Mystery of Einstein's Daughter (published 2014)


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