In four novels and fifty-six short stories, the exciting adventures of Baker Street's most famous resident Sherlock Holmes.
Known and loved by generations, this shrewd amateur detective, with the faithful Dr Watson by his side, has earned his place in our national life and social history. This handsome omnibus edition stands as a lasting tribute to the indestructible sleuth and his famous creator.
Includes: A Study in Scarlet; The Sign of Four; The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes; The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes; The Return of Sherlock Holmes; The Hound of the Baskervilles; The Valley of Fear; His Last Bow and The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes.
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"Arthur Conan Doyle is unique in simultaneously bringing the curtain down on an era and raising one on another, ushering in a genre of writing that, while imitated and expanded, has never been surpassed" (Stephen Fry)
"Sherlock Holmes is the very foundation stone of the edifice that is crime fiction" ( The Times)
"I read these stories when I was a child and discussed them endlessly with my grandfather: one of my earliest literary memories. I know all the solutions off by heart now but it doesn't matter because the brilliance of the stories lies in the relationship between Holmes and Watson, which is both funny and touching" (Jonathan Coe Sunday Express)
"Now, as in his lifetime, cab drivers, statesmen, academics, and raggedy-arsed children sit spellbound at his feet -proof, if proof were needed, that Doyle's modesty of language conceals a profound tolerance of the human complexity... No wonder, then, if the pairing of Holmes and Watson has triggered more imitators than any other duo in literature. Contemporary cop dramas draw on them repeatedly" (John Le Carre The Times)
"Too much Holmes is no more likely than too much foie gras and no less desirable... Will delight his fans" (Oliver Marre Observer)
A LUXURY EDITION CELEBRATING ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE'S 150th ANNIVERSARY
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Book Description Penguin UK, 1983. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140056947