Great Cases of Sherlock Holmes

Great Cases of Sherlock Holmes A collection of of Conan Doyle s Sherlock Holmes short stories

  • Title: Great Cases of Sherlock Holmes
  • Author: Arthur Conan Doyle Mitchell Hooks
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 100
  • Format: Leather Bound
  • A collection of 19 of Conan Doyle s Sherlock Holmes short stories.

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    1. Arthur Conan Doyle Mitchell Hooks

      Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born the third of ten siblings on 22 May 1859 in Edinburgh, Scotland His father, Charles Altamont Doyle, was born in England of Irish descent, and his mother, born Mary Foley, was Irish They were married in 1855.Although he is now referred to as Conan Doyle , the origin of this compound surname if that is how he meant it to be understood is uncertain His baptism record in the registry of St Mary s Cathedral in Edinburgh gives Arthur Ignatius Conan as his Christian name, and simply Doyle as his surname It also names Michael Conan as his godfather.At the age of nine Conan Doyle was sent to the Roman Catholic Jesuit preparatory school, Hodder Place, Stonyhurst He then went on to Stonyhurst College, leaving in 1875.From 1876 to 1881 he studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh This required that he provide periodic medical assistance in the towns of Aston now a district of Birmingham and Sheffield While studying, Conan Doyle began writing short stories His first published story appeared in Chambers s Edinburgh Journal before he was 20 Following his graduation, he was employed as a ship s doctor on the SS Mayumba during a voyage to the West African coast He completed his doctorate on the subject of tabes dorsalis in 1885.In 1885 Conan Doyle married Louisa or Louise Hawkins, known as Touie She suffered from tuberculosis and died on 4 July 1906 The following year he married Jean Elizabeth Leckie, whom he had first met and fallen in love with in 1897 Due to his sense of loyalty he had maintained a purely platonic relationship with Jean while his first wife was alive Jean died in London on 27 June 1940.Conan Doyle fathered five children Two with his first wife Mary Louise 28 January 1889 12 June 1976 , and Arthur Alleyne Kingsley, known as Kingsley 15 November 1892 28 October 1918 With his second wife he had three children Denis Percy Stewart 17 March 1909 9 March 1955 , second husband in 1936 of Georgian Princess Nina Mdivani circa 1910 19 February 1987 former sister in law of Barbara Hutton Adrian Malcolm 19 November 1910 3 June 1970 and Jean Lena Annette 21 December 1912 18 November 1997.Conan Doyle was found clutching his chest in the hall of Windlesham, his house in Crowborough, East Sussex, on 7 July 1930 He had died of a heart attack at age 71 His last words were directed toward his wife You are wonderful The epitaph on his gravestone in the churchyard at Minstead in the New Forest, Hampshire, reads STEEL TRUEBLADE STRAIGHTARTHUR CONAN DOYLEKNIGHTPATRIOT, PHYSICIAN MAN OF LETTERSConan Doyle s house, Undershaw, located in Hindhead, south of London, where he had lived for a decade, had been a hotel and restaurant between 1924 and 2004 It now stands empty while conservationists and Conan Doyle fans fight to preserve it.A statue honours Conan Doyle at Crowborough Cross in Crowborough, where Conan Doyle lived for 23 years There is also a statue of Sherlock Holmes in Picardy Place, Edinburgh, close to the house where Conan Doyle was born.Series Sherlock Holmes

    890 thoughts on “Great Cases of Sherlock Holmes”

    1. Like many, I am an avid fan of the new Sherlock Holmes movie. Robert Downey Jr. was engaging and dynamic a our favorite eccentric detective, and Jude Laws was charming as Dr. Watson. I can just watch those movies over and over again. I didn't think the stories would be the same. They are. Sherlock Holmes had earned a bad reputation over the years as being stodgy and logical, a detective that simply solves problems. In reality, the original text is witty, descriptive, and at times suspenseful. Yo [...]


    2. A favourite of most people when it comes to detective stories, actually the writer immortalised his medical teacher in his methods of detecting decease from symptoms and observations. Hound of Baskerville is the most favourite generally, and most people swear by The Hound of Baskerville, to which I prefer The Speckled Band, and the last one for its descriptions of Swiss landscape. Wednesday, August 27, 2008. Of course Return of Sherlock Homes is even better, with the episode that is capture of t [...]


    3. I’d never even considered reading Sherlock Holmes before, but acquired this collection in a sort of Christmas literary bingo in a pub in south London. And I’m so pleased I did - it was such an enjoyable read. Each story is engaging, beautifully crafted, and dripping with Victorian marginalia. You can’t help but realise, however, that Holmes is actually a bit of a tw@t. Ever so clever, but doesn’t he just know it? Watson is either in love with him or doesn’t have any other friends to ha [...]


    4. As a fan of the BBC show "Sherlock" I wanted to get more into the world and go back to the original stories where my beloved character originated from. Typically I will not watch a movie or show if I have not read the book first. This was one of the rare expectations, so when I finally did get a copy of some of the cases of Sherlock Holmes I was eager to read them. I found that the show did a great job of capturing the essence of Holmes and Watson from the book and putting them into modern day. [...]


    5. In light of all the recent interpretations of Holmes & Watson, I thought it would be a good idea to go back to the original. It was definitely worthwhile, and made for a very interesting read. It was also interesting to see how many repeated themes appear throughout the various interpretations, which may not have been as prominent in Doyle's actual works. On a side note, it was interesting to learn that in some ways, Wilson's character on House was based on Watson, and House himself on Holme [...]


    6. I totally loved this collection! I think after watching so many movies (new and old), I'd come to know Sherlock and Watson quite well. Well, I know them even better now, and I'm eager to read some more. Astounding feats of deduction - those will never come from my brain, but it's fun to read about them.


    7. I am fascinated by the character Sherlock Holmes. Kudos to Arthur Conan Doyle to be able to create such a person! These cases make you want to be more observant of the world around you, which is hard for me- especially because I can't even remember what I was wearing yesterday! A fun exercise for the mind


    8. Checked out of the library a couple different times to finish. Interesting stories, but fairly dense. Not a quick read, but worth it.


    9. This is a wonderful book! Great short stories with a bonus of maps (of where the mysteries were) and a layout of Holmes' home at 221B.This was my first reading of Sherlock Holmes. I really enjoyed it! A few of the mysteries were really far fetched, but still very readable! Sherlock is not the nicest guy around, but he certainly has great abilities of reasoning and protecting himself.


    10. This is one of the best collections of Sherlock Holmes mysteries, it includes a lot of the most intriguing stories. Some of them were not to my liking, like the Blue Carbuncle one, I didn't care for it too much, and some I loved, like Silver Blaze. These stories are fun and entertaining and surprisingly easy to follow! Great read!


    11. This isn't the exact copy that I read. I held onto my copy for years the finally got around to reading it when I was sick in bed for several days. It was the highlight of each day. I have yet to read the novels.



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