The Last Adventures of Sherlock Holmes


Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Publisher: Jaico Publishing House
ISBN: 8172247214
Category: Fiction
Page: 200
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Sherlock Holmes the gaunt, ascetic, ruthlessly logical pursuer of crime and mystery created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle needs no introduction. The adventures of this sharp, witty and moody detective alongwith his loveable pedantic and faithful friend Dr. Watson are a perennial source of inspiration to lovers of crime fiction. The book brings to you the criminal investigation of mysteries by master detective Sherlock Holmes.

The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes


Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
Publisher: House of Stratus
ISBN: 0755106474
Category: Fiction
Page: 294
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This intriguing collection of Sherlock Holmes cases contains 'Shoscombe Old Place' - the last story Conan Doyle ever wrote. Grappling with treachery and ingenious crimes of all kinds, Holmes' dazzling powers of logic are as sharp as ever - no case is too challenging, no mystery too dense for the sleuth's logic and legendary powers of deduction.

Adventures of Sherlock Holmes


Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Detective and mystery stories
Page: 307
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Presenting 12 tales starring the legendary British detective Sherlock Holmes, this 1892 book is Arthur Conan Doyle's first short-story collection. The mystery compilation includes some of Holmes's finest cases with his dutiful sidekick, Doctor Watson, most notably "A Scandal in Bohemia," in which Holmes matches wits with the crafty former lover of a European king. Also featured is "The Adventure of the Red-Headed League," a study in misdirection that unfolds to become a much larger scheme. The stories, initially published in the Strand Magazine, are essential reading for Holmes fans.

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes


Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 9781853260339
Category: Fiction
Page: 446
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'My name is Sherlock Holmes. It is my business to know what other people don't know'. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmesfirst introduced Arthur Conan Doyle's brilliant detective to the readers of The Strand Magazine. The runaway success of this series prompted a second set of stories, The Memoirs. In these twenty three tales, collected here in one volume, you have some of the best detective yarns ever penned. In his consulting room at 221B Baker Street, the master sleuth receives a stream of clients all presenting him with baffling and bizarre mysteries to unravel. There is, for example, the man who is frightened for his life because of the arrival of an envelope containing five orange pips; there is the terrified woman who is aware that her life is in danger and cannot explain the strange whistling sounds she hears in the night; and there is the riddle of the missing butler and the theft of an ancient treasure. In the last story, there is the climatic battle between Holmes and his arch enemy, 'the Napoleon of Crime' Professor Moriarty. Holmes, with trusty Watson by his side, is equal to these and the other challenges in this splendid collection.

Motion Picture Series and Sequels

A Reference Guide
Author: Bernard A. Drew
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317928938
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 416
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In 1989 alone, for example, there were some forty-five major motion pictures which were sequels or part of a series. The film series phenomenon crosses all genres and has been around since the silent film era. This reference guide, in alphabetical order, lists some 906 English Language motion pictures, from 1899 to 1990, when the book was initially published. A brief plot description is given for each series entry, followed by the individual film titles with corresponding years, directors and performers. Animated pictures, documentaries and concert films are not included but movies released direct to video are.

The Final Adventures of Sherlock Holmes


Author: Arthur Conan Doyle,Peter Haining
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0751556092
Category: Fiction
Page: 160
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An absolute must-have for Sherlock Holmes fans, this collection is a treasure trove of little-known pieces and rarities featuring the world's most famous detective, gathered by expert Peter Haining. Collated with extensive notes and background material, the collection includes twelve unmissable works by Arthur Conan Doyle, ranging from short stories and plays to parodies, poems and commentaries. Haining's appendices add some very rare material, including a revealing interview with Conan Doyle about his inspiration for Holmes - and his reasons for killing him off. This is an outstanding compilation.

The Adventures of Gerard


Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1427058547
Category: Fiction
Page: 312
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Arthur Conan Doyle's The Adventures of Gerard (1903) is an anthology of short stories about the heroics of a Hussar of the French army who lived from the 1780s to 1860s. The strategies of war and the lives of soldier are romantically described, as is the vanity of the protagonist himself, who views himself as the most gallant man in France.

Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories


Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Publisher: Bantam Classics
ISBN: 0307834409
Category: Fiction
Page: 1088
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Sherlock Holmes The Complete Novels and Stories Volume I Since his first appearance in Beeton’s Christmas Annual in 1887, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes has been one of the most beloved fictional characters ever created. Now, in two paperback volumes, Bantam presents all fifty-six short stories and four novels featuring Conan Doyle’s classic hero--a truly complete collection of Sherlock Holmes’s adventures in crime! Volume I includes the early novel A Study in Scarlet, which introduced the eccentric genius of Sherlock Holmes to the world. This baffling murder mystery, with the cryptic word Rache written in blood, first brought Holmes together with Dr. John Watson. Next, The Sign of Four presents Holmes’s famous “seven percent solution” and the strange puzzle of Mary Morstan in the quintessential locked-room mystery. Also included are Holmes’s feats of extraordinary detection in such famous cases as the chilling “ The Adventure of the Speckled Band,” the baffling riddle of “The Musgrave Ritual,” and the ingeniously plotted “The Five Orange Pips,” tales that bring to life a Victorian England of horse-drawn cabs, fogs, and the famous lodgings at 221B Baker Street, where Sherlock Holmes earned his undisputed reputation as the greatest fictional detective of all time.

His Last Bow

A Reminiscence of Sherlock Holmes
Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Detective and mystery stories, English
Page: 308
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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's the Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Book Three


Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Publisher: Camelot
ISBN: 9780380781058
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 109
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He's rude, arrogant, cold, unfriendly, and easily bored. But nobody minds, because Sherlock Holmes is a genius at solving mysteries. This collection of some of Holmes's most intriguing cases includes unabridged tales of blackmail, lost fortunes, and, of course, murder.

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes


Author: Arthur Conan Doyle, Sir
Publisher: Platinum Press Inc.
ISBN: 9781879582125
Category: Detective and mystery stories, England
Page: 172
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From the bizarre job posting in 'The Red-Headed League' to the chilling words uttered by a dying woman in 'The Adventures of the Speckled Band', Sherlock Holmes encounters some of the most twisted cases of his career in this collection of 12 stories.

The Adventures of Arthur Conan Doyle

A Biography
Author: Russell Miller
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 142998788X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 528
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As the creator of Sherlock Holmes, "the world's most famous man who never was," Arthur Conan Doyle remains one of our favorite writers; his work is read with affection—and sometimes obsession—the world over. Doctor, writer, spiritualist: his life was no less fascinating than his fiction. Conan Doyle grew up in relative poverty in Edinburgh, with the mental illness of his artistically gifted but alcoholic father casting a shadow over his early life. He struggled both as a young doctor and in his early attempts to sell short stories, having only limited success until Sherlock Holmes became a publishing phenomenon and propelled him to worldwide fame. While he enjoyed the celebrity Holmes brought him, he also felt that the stories damaged his literary reputation. Beyond his writing, Conan Doyle led a full life, participating in the Boer War, falling in love with another woman while his wife was dying of tuberculosis, campaigning against injustice, and converting to Spiritualism, a move that would bewilder his friends and fans. During his lifetime Conan Doyle wrote more than fifteen hundred letters to members of his family, most notably his mother, revealing his innermost thoughts, fears and hopes; and Russell Miller is the first biographer to have been granted unlimited access to Conan Doyle's private correspondence. The Adventures of Arthur Conan Doyle also makes use of the writer's personal papers, unseen for many years, and is the first book to draw fully on the Richard Lancelyn Green archive, the world's most comprehensive collection of Conan Doyle material. Told with panache, The Adventures of Arthur Conan Doyle is an unprecedentedly full portrait of an enduringly popular figure.

Die Frau aus Andros


Author: Thornton Wilder
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104034532
Category: Fiction
Page: 120
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Thornton Wilders Roman ›Die Frau aus Andros‹ erzählt von einer beeindruckenden Frau in der Spätzeit der griechischen Antike Eingebunden in Hinweise auf das »Land, das bald das Heilige genannt werden sollte«, spielt dieser Roman Thornton Wilders in der Spätzeit der griechischen Antike. Chrysis, die Nichtgriechin von der Kykladeninsel Andros, hat zur Zeit um Christi Geburt auf der ägäischen Insel Brynos zum Ärger der auf Handel eingeschworenen Bewohner den alten Brauch des Hetärenmahls mit Rezitation, Musik und Diskussion über philosophische Probleme wiederaufgenommen. Von den wohlhabenden Bürgern verachtet, versammeln sie und ihre Schwester Glykerion die sozial Schwachen, aber auch, sehr zum Leid ihrer Eltern, die jungen Männer. »Mit diesem Werk erreichte Wilder einen vorläufigen Höhepunkt seiner künstlerischen Entwicklung.« Hermann Stresau

Sherlock Holmes in Russia


Author: Alex Auswaks
Publisher: Robert Hale
ISBN: 0709092571
Category: Fiction
Page: 224
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Thanks to the Sherlockian historian, George Piliev, this remarkable collection of Russian stories is now available in English for the first time, having been translated by Alex Auswaks. Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson travelled the length of Russia solving the most difficult and unimaginable cases and pursued all the while by an implacable Russian Moriarty. Whether it be the ingenious Railroad Thieves or the grim story of The Strangler these gripping tales will delight every fan of Sherlock Holmes.