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The Adventures and the Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes  : Sterling Unabridged Classics - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Adventures and the Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

Sterling Unabridged Classics

Hardcover Published: 7th July 2005
ISBN: 9781402714535
Number Of Pages: 576
For Ages: 10+ years old

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It’s elementary there’s no more intriguing detective than Sherlock Holmes, with his unequalled powers of deduction, and no better mysteries than the tricky ones that only he can solve. Here are some of the finest Holmes stories, recounted by his trusty friend and assistant, Dr. Watson.

The illustrations for this series were created by Scott McKowen, who, created these drawings in scratchboard ­- an engraving medium which evokes the look of popular art from the period of these stories. Scratchboard is an illustration board with a specifically prepared surface of hard white chalk. A thin layer of black ink is rolled over the surface, and lines are drawn by hand with a sharp knife by scraping through the ink layer to expose the white surface underneath. The finished drawings are then scanned and the colour is added digitally.

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
A Scandal in Bohemiap. 3
p. 5
p. 16
p. 27
A Case of Identityp. 31
The Red-Headed Leaguep. 51
The Boscombe Valley Mysteryp. 77
The Five Orange Pipsp. 103
The Man with the Twisted Lipp. 125
The Blue Carbunclep. 151
The Speckled Bandp. 175
The Engineer's Thumbp. 203
The Noble Bachelorp. 227
The Beryl Coronetp. 251
The Copper Beechesp. 279
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
Silver Blazep. 309
The Yellow Facep. 337
The Stockbroker's Clerkp. 359
The Gloria Scottp. 379
The Musgrave Ritualp. 399
The Religate Squiresp. 421
The Crooked Manp. 443
The Resident Patientp. 463
The Greek Interpreterp. 485
The Naval Treatyp. 507
The Final Problemp. 543
Questions, Questions, Questionsp. 565
About the Author, About the Illustratorp. 569
Table of Contents provided by Rittenhouse. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9781402714535
ISBN-10: 140271453X
Series: Sterling Unabridged Classics
Audience: Teenager / Young Adult
For Ages: 10+ years old
For Grades: 7 - 9
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 576
Published: 7th July 2005
Publisher: Sterling Juvenile
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.4 x 15.6  x 5.1
Weight (kg): 1.06
Edition Type: Unabridged

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


About the Author


Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born on 22 May 1859 in Edinburgh. He studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh and began to write stories while he was a student. His most famous creation is the detective Sherlock Holmes, who he introduced in his first novel A Study in Scarlet (1887). This was followed in 1889 by an historical novel, Micah Clarke. In 1893 Conan Doyle published 'The Final Problem' in which he killed off his famous detective so that he could turn his attention more towards historical fiction. However Holmes was so popular that Conan Doyle eventually relented and published The Hound of the Baskervilles in 1901. The events of the The Hound of the Baskervilles are set before those of 'The Final Problem' but in 1903 new Sherlock Holmes stories began to appear that revealed that the detective had not died after all. He was finally retired in 1927. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle died on 7 July 1930.

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