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The Penguin Complete Sherlock Holmes

The Penguin Complete Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle are the complete adventures of the original and best detective, containing four novels and fifty-six short stories about the most engaging detective of all time, with a foreword by crime writer Ruth Rendell.

The detective Sherlock Holmes - who continues to enthral millions in film and TV adaptations starring actors like Robert Downey Jr and Benedict Cumberbatch - was the creation of Arthur Conan Doyle, whose crime stories have thrilled readers for well over a century.

Sherlock Holmes is not only the most famous character in crime fiction, but arguably the most famous character in all fiction.

In sixty adventures that pit his extraordinary wits and courage against foreign spies, blackmailers, cultists, petty thieves, murderers, swindlers, policemen (both stupid and clever), and his arch-nemesis Moriarty, Sherlock Holmes, together with his faithful sidekick Doctor John H. Watson, proves himself to be not only the quintessential detective but also the most engaging and entertaining company any reader could ask for.

The Penguin Complete Sherlock Holmes allows readers to experience the entire case-history of Holmes and Dr. Watson from start to finish - the stories that have spawned such infamous characters as the devilish Moriarty, the devious Irene Adler and, of course, the legendary hound of the Baskervilles . . .

This edition includes a foreword written by crime writer Ruth Rendell. Penguin also publishes, in individual volumes, A Study in Scarlet, The Sign of Four, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, The Hound of the Baskervilles, The Valley of Fear, His Last Bow and The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes.

'The immense talent, passion and literary brilliance that Conan Doyle brought to his work give him a unique place in English letters. Personally, I'd walk a million miles in tight boots just to read his letters to the milkman' Stephen Fry

'Holmes has a timeless intelligence that puts him head, shoulders and deer-stalker above all other detectives' Alexander McCall Smith

'Now, as in his lifetime, cab drivers, statesmen, academics, and raggedy-assed children sit spellbound at his feet. No wonder, then, if the pairing of Holmes and Watson has triggered more imitators than any other duo in literature' John Le Carré

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) studied medicine at Edinburgh University, where he became the clerk to a surgeon whose diagnostic methods provided the model for the science of deduction perfected by Sherlock Holmes. He set up as a doctor and it was while waiting for patients that he began to write. Sherlock Holmes first appeared in A Study in Scarlet (1887). The Holmes stories soon attracted such a following that Conan Doyle felt the character overshadowed his other work. In The Final Problem (1893) Conan Doyle killed him off, but was obliged by public demand to restore the detective to life.
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Holmes is a mesmerising creation and Conan Doyle a master storyteller The Times
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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) studied medicine at Edinburgh University, where he became the clerk to a surgeon whose diagnostic methods provided the model for the science of deduction perfected by Sherlock Holmes. He set up as a doctor and it was while waiting for patients that he began to write. Sherlock Holmes first appeared in
A Study in Scarlet (1887). The Holmes stories soon attracted such a following that Conan Doyle felt the character overshadowed his other work. In
The Final Problem (1893) Conan Doyle killed him off, but was obliged by public demand to restore the detective to life.
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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 1136
Erscheinungsdatum 05.11.2009
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-14-104028-8
Verlag Penguin Books Ltd
Maße (L/B/H) 23,6/15,4/5,3 cm
Gewicht 1070 g
Verkaufsrang 15.404
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Absolutes MUST-READ
von einer Kundin/einem Kunden aus Dortmund am 13.11.2013

Ein Genuß für lange Winterabende, bietet ein Schwelgen in den schönen alten Wendungen und Formulierungen des britischen Arztes und "Hobby"-Literaten.

Ein Muss für jeden (Viel-)Leser
von Maria Vaclavicek aus Bludenz am 15.02.2013

Jedem ist Sherlock Holmes ein Begriff, ob aufgrund zahlreicher Verfilmungen oder weil man doch ab-und zu mal hineingeschmöckert hat. Mit dieser Ausgabe hat man als Literat eine große Freude, die Aufmachung ist großartig und für Fans von Sir Arthur Conan Doyle ein absolutes Muss! Eine Gesamtausgabe, die es in... Jedem ist Sherlock Holmes ein Begriff, ob aufgrund zahlreicher Verfilmungen oder weil man doch ab-und zu mal hineingeschmöckert hat. Mit dieser Ausgabe hat man als Literat eine große Freude, die Aufmachung ist großartig und für Fans von Sir Arthur Conan Doyle ein absolutes Muss! Eine Gesamtausgabe, die es in sich hat und die Herzen höher schlagen lässt...;)...