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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(39 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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A great collection of works about the world's greatest detective and his offsider. Brilliantly written.
Merry Christmas, Mr. Holmes. This vol. contains The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle, a short but sweet holiday mystery. Who knew Sherlock had the Spirit of the Season?
The writing is, of course, splendid, and the stories timeless. Young people need to read older stories like these to discover that not all entertainment needs to be hyper-paced hyperaction. I'll give it 4 stars based on carelessness in the production of this e-version: the Table of Contents is not linked to the stories, so finding a specific story is awkward. (The best way is to Search for a portion of the title.) I'm basing this critique on the Kindle (.azw) version.
Simply inspiring, a tremendous collection of literacy. i strongly recommend it to all.

Good Reading!
I'd just like to add that Sherlock Holmes is well-known for his incredible deductions skills, however this is a falsity. It is much more occurent in the The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes that Sir Conan Doyle employs the use of Induction, not Deduction, in his main character Sherlock Holmes. The difference is that deduction is drawing two points of fact to draw a conclusion; however, Sherlock Holmes often induces based on fact and experience to surmise conclusions. If you read some of the most famous of Sherlock Holmes quotes, you will notice this pattern.

Thank you, I just needed to point that out. Bar none best detective novel you can read. It left an indelible impression on me, as a student.