The Complete Sherlock Holmes, Volume 2 (Annotated)

The Complete Sherlock Holmes, Volume 2 (Annotated)

by Arthur Conan Doyle

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Overview

The Complete Sherlock Holmes comprises novels and short stories revolving around the world’s most popular and influential fictional detective—the eccentric, arrogant, and ingenious Sherlock Holmes. He and his trusted friend, Dr. Watson, step from Holmes’s comfortable quarters at 221b Baker Street into the swirling fog of Victorian London to exercise that unique combination of detailed observation, vast knowledge, and brilliant deduction. Inevitably, Holmes rescues the innocent, confounds the guilty, and solves the most perplexing puzzles known to literature.

Volume II of The Complete Sherlock Holmes begins with The Return of Sherlock Holmes. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, tired of writing about Holmes, had killed him off at the end of “The Final Problem,” the last tale in The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (found in Volume I of The Complete Sherlock Holmes). Public demand for new Holmes stories was so great, however, that Conan Doyle eventually resurrected him. The first story in The Return, “The Adventure of the Empty House,” features Conan Doyle’s infamously inventive explanation of how Holmes escaped what seemed like certain death.

This volume also includes another collection of Holmes stories, His Last Bow, and Conan Doyle’s final full-length Holmes novel, The Valley of Fear.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013864207
Publisher: G Books
Publication date: 12/16/2011
Series: The Complete Sherlock Holmes , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 532,823
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle DL (22 May 1859 – 7 July 1930 was a Scottish physician and writer, most noted for his stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, generally considered a milestone in the field of crime fiction, and for the adventures of Professor Challenger. He was a prolific writer whose other works include science fiction stories, plays, romances, poetry, non-fiction, historical novels and humours ('Exploits of Brigadier E.Gerard').

Date of Birth:

May 22, 1859

Date of Death:

July 7, 1930

Place of Birth:

Edinburgh, Scotland

Place of Death:

Crowborough, Sussex, England

Education:

Edinburgh University, B.M., 1881; M.D., 1885

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