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The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes  : Sherlock Holmes 4 :  Pocket Penguin Classics The - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes : Sherlock Holmes 4

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Dr Watson records eleven stories revealing the astonishing abilities of the famous consulting detective, similar only in exhibiting those unusual and outre features so dear to Holmes, his chronicler and their myriad readers. Watson includes the earliest case of the champion of the law and what tragically seems to be his last. In their Baker Street rooms the two men have heard many a strange secret and brought peace to more than one troubled soul. But murderers and thieves - and even that Napoleon of crime, Professor Moriarty - can never escape from the untiring and indefatigable Holmes...

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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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ISBN: 9780141035437
ISBN-10: 0141035439
Series: Penguin Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: April 2008
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 18.1 x 11.1  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.23
Edition Number: 1