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The Best of Sherlock Holmes : Macmillan Collector's Library - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Best of Sherlock Holmes

Macmillan Collector's Library

Hardcover Published: 26th July 2016
ISBN: 9781909621992
Number Of Pages: 544

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Faithfully supported by his chronicler, Dr Watson, Sherlock Holmes pits his wits against 'Napoleon of Crime' Professor Moriarty, assists European royalty threatened by disgrace, helps to solve the mysterious death of a young woman due to be married, and investigates intrigues that have defeated the detectives of Scotland Yard. Packed with excitement and mystery, this collection showcases the legendary sleuth at his very best.

This Macmillan Collector's Library edition features an afterword by David Stuart Davies, and accompanying each tale are Sidney Paget's fantastic original illustrations from The Strand magazine. Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.

* Chapter - 1: A Scandal in Bohemia* Chapter - 2: The Red-Headed League* Chapter - 3: The Boscombe Valley Mystery* Chapter - 4: The Man With the Twisted Lip* Chapter - 5: The Blue Carbuncle* Chapter - 6: The Speckled Band* Chapter - 7: Silver Blaze* Chapter - 8: The Musgrave Ritual* Chapter - 9: The Dancing Men* Chapter - 10: The Solitary Cyclist* Chapter - 11: Charles August Milverton* Chapter - 12: The Six Napoleans* Chapter - 13: The Abbey Grange* Chapter - 14: The Second Stain* Chapter - 15: The Devil's Foot** Section - i: Afterword* Section - ii: Biography* Section - iii: Bibliography

ISBN: 9781909621992
ISBN-10: 1909621994
Series: Macmillan Collector's Library
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 544
Published: 26th July 2016
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 15.3 x 9.9  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.29

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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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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