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From these pages you can download all the original Sherlock Holmes stories for free. Which format would you like to read the stories in?. To Sherlock Holmes she is always the woman. Street, buried among his old books, and alternating .. posterous English window fasteners which a child. Sherlock Holmes in Simple English: Six Stories - Kindle edition by A L Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen.

But where is the best place for the reader who is new to Sherlock Holmes to begin exploring these classic works of detective fiction? We offer our selection of the ten best Sherlock Holmes cases below. The Hound of the Baskervilles. Inspired by a story Doyle heard from his friend, the sportsman and journalist Bertram Fletcher Robinson, about the legends surrounding a seventeenth-century squire, The Hound of the Baskervilles is one of the best-known Sherlock Holmes cases, featuring supposedly demonic hounds on atmospheric Dartmoor. Until this story, he was the star of two short novels, A Study in Scarlet and The Sign of the Four , and known to a small group of readers. After the short stories began to appear in The Strand, he became one of the most famous fictional characters in the history of literature. A red-headed man, Jabez Wilson, lands an unusual job: he has been hired to copy out the Encyclopedia Britannica in a room for a number of hours a day, but one of the oddest things about the job is that it had to be done by someone with red hair. The story concerns a missing racehorse and sees Holmes donning his famous deerstalker to investigate. The mystery itself revolves around a Greek interpreter named Mr Melas, who is engaged in a rather cloak-and-dagger way to translate for someone who is being held captive by some sinister criminals.

But about this Kindle edition: I'm not talking about engravings of Holmes and Watson although those are absent , but key plot items, such as the floorplans of houses, maps of estate grounds, the multiple secret messages in the "Adventure of the Dancing Men," and so on--images without which important plot points or indeed whole stories are lost on the reader. This is unforgivable. This is a beautiful, well constructed, and finely printed volume of the collected works of Sherlock Holmes.

These are my impressions of the book mostly good! It has an elegant houndstooth pattern and simple cover design as shown in the picture. It also comes with a yellow ribbon bookmark and a slipcase for storage. Overall I think it's a really attractive book that would certainly catch my eye on the shelf.

It's one of those book designs that makes you want to read it. Cloth bindings are, of course, commonly used on big books, such as bibles and dictionaries, that are large and heavy and need to last a long time.

I think that's the goal with this volume as well.

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It's also fairly heavy owing to its thinnish pages. In my opinion, these attributes qualify as good things. The entire collected works are here in one volume, which I can keep in a single place on my bookshelf, and use as a single volume when I want to take the book on a trip or read the stories to my children. But I see that this is a matter of preference see my "cons" section below. See my photo for a better look. It's not quite as thin or glossy as bible pages, but it's on the thin side.

Any thicker and it could never fit into a single volume. This Knickerbocker Classics edition is much more affordable, and has the added benefit of matching a large number of other collections of other famous novels. This volume is not very suitable for that.

It's large and heavy and would be MOST awkward to read on the bus. I have attached a photograph to this product page so that you can get a better idea of how it looks.

I would say it's slightly smaller than most academic texts. Personally, that doesn't bother me. But older readers, children, or individuals with bad eyesight may want to look for one printed on a larger font. Again, to me, this is immaterial, but a large number of readers have become accustomed to Sherlock illustrations and take great care to find books that have certain iterations by certain illustrators, and so on.

Keep looking if you want lavish illustrations. I think what you get in this edition is a plain, no-nonsense, quality binding for those interested merely in reading. Overall, I think it's a great edition for downloaders with certain preferences. If it meets your criteria, I recommend it with five stars. The one-star rating is for this Kindle edition, not for the stories themselves. I love the Sherlock Holmes canon, and wanted a copy on my Kindle.

It's a collection of 4 novels and 56 short stories, and there is no way to search through for a specific story. Just start at the beginning and scroll forever. It can't be that difficult to code in a table of contents. The picture does no justice. I really like this product and have uploaded 2 pictures to show what it really looks like.

It has that new book smell, thin pages, and it feels nice. Acesse a site. site Web Services. CNPJ Formas de pagamento aceitas: Page Flip: Habilitado Leitor de tela: Described by Watson in The Hound of the Baskervilles as having a "cat-like" love of personal cleanliness, Holmes is an eccentric with no regard for contemporary standards of tidiness or good order.

In many of the stories, Holmes dives into an apparent mess to find a relevant item. In " The Adventure of the Musgrave Ritual ", Watson says: Although in his methods of thought he was the neatest and most methodical of mankind He had a horror of destroying documents Thus month after month his papers accumulated, until every corner of the room was stacked with bundles of manuscript which were on no account to be burned, and which could not be put away save by their owner.

He has a flair for showmanship, preparing elaborate traps to capture and expose a culprit often to impress observers. Holmes derives pleasure from baffling police inspectors with his deductions and has supreme confidence—bordering on arrogance—in his intellectual abilities. While the detective does not actively seek fame and is usually content to let the police take public credit for his work, [38] he is pleased when his skills are recognised and responds to flattery.

In "The Adventure of the Gloria Scott" , he tells the doctor that during two years at college he made only one friend: "I was never a very sociable fellow, Watson I never mixed much with the men of my year". The detective is similarly described in A Study in Scarlet. As shooting practice during a period of boredom, Holmes decorates the wall of his Baker Street lodgings with a "patriotic" VR Victoria Regina in "bullet-pocks" from his revolver.

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His enjoyment of vocal music, particularly Wagner , is evident in " The Adventure of the Red Circle ". Drug use Sidney Paget Strand portrait of Holmes for " The Man with the Twisted Lip " Holmes occasionally uses addictive drugs, especially in the absence of stimulating cases.

He uses cocaine , which he injects in a seven-percent solution with a syringe kept in a Morocco leather case. Although Holmes also dabbles in morphine , he expresses strong disapproval when he visits an opium den ; both drugs were legal in 19th-century England.

As a physician, Watson strongly disapproves of his friend's cocaine habit, describing it as the detective's "only vice", and concerned about its effect on Holmes's mental health and intellect. Watson and Holmes both use tobacco, smoking cigarettes, cigars, and pipes.

Although his chronicler does not consider Holmes's smoking a vice per se, Watson—a physician—occasionally criticises the detective for creating a "poisonous atmosphere" in their confined quarters.

In " The Problem of Thor Bridge ", the detective says, "My professional charges are upon a fixed scale. I do not vary them, save when I remit them altogether". In this context, a client is offering to double his fee, and it is implied that wealthy clients habitually pay Holmes more than his standard rate. Although when the stories begin Holmes needed Watson to share the rent for their residence, by the time of "The Final Problem", he says that his services to the government of France and "the royal family of Scandinavia" had left him with enough money to retire comfortably.

Attitudes towards women As Conan Doyle wrote to Joseph Bell, "Holmes is as inhuman as a Babbage 's calculating machine and just about as likely to fall in love". How can you build on such quicksand? Their most trivial actions may mean volumes Women are never to be entirely trusted—not the best of them".

In " The Lion's Mane ", Holmes writes, "Women have seldom been an attraction to me, for my brain has always governed my heart," indicating that he has been attracted to women in some way on occasion, but has not been interested in pursuing relationships with them.

Ultimately, however, in " The Adventure of the Devil's Foot ", he claims outright that "I have never loved". At the end of The Sign of Four, Holmes states that "love is an emotional thing, and whatever is emotional is opposed to that true cold reason which I place above all things. I should never marry myself, lest I bias my judgement. Hudson is fond of Holmes because of his "remarkable gentleness and courtesy in his dealings with women. He disliked and distrusted the sex, but he was always a chivalrous opponent".

Although this is her only appearance, she is one of only a handful of people who best Holmes in a battle of wits, and the only woman. For this reason, Adler is the frequent subject of pastiche writing.

Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle

The beginning of the story describes the high regard in which Holmes holds her: To Sherlock Holmes she is always the woman. I have seldom heard him mention her under any other name. In his eyes she eclipses and predominates the whole of her sex. It was not that he felt any emotion akin to love for Irene Adler As the story opens, the Prince is engaged to another. Adler slips away before Holmes can succeed.

Her memory is kept alive by the photograph of Adler that Holmes received for his part in the case, and he refers to her from time to time in subsequent stories. Well up in belladonna , opium and poisons generally. Knows nothing of practical gardening.

Tells at a glance different soils from each other. After walks, has shown me splashes upon his trousers, and told me by their colour and consistence in what part of London he had received them.

He appears to know every detail of every horror perpetrated in the century. Plays the violin well. Is an expert singlestick player, boxer and swordsman. Has a good practical knowledge of British law. Arthur Conan Doyle, A Study in Scarlet Subsequent stories reveal that Watson's early assessment was incomplete in places and inaccurate in others, due to the passage of time if nothing else. Despite Holmes's supposed ignorance of politics, in "A Scandal in Bohemia" he immediately recognises the true identity of "Count von Kramm".

His speech is peppered with references to the Bible, Shakespeare , and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe , and the detective quotes a letter from Gustave Flaubert to George Sand in the original French.

In The Hound of the Baskervilles, the detective recognises works by Martin Knoller and Joshua Reynolds : "Watson won't allow that I know anything of art, but that is mere jealousy since our views upon the subject differ".

In "The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans", Watson says that "Holmes lost himself in a monograph which he had undertaken upon the Polyphonic Motets of Lassus ", considered "the last word" on the subject; to be able to do that, Holmes must have had a very specific and detailed musicological knowledge, which could not be of any use in detecting crime.

The detective believes that the mind has a finite capacity for information storage, and learning useless things reduces one's ability to learn useful things. The later stories move away from this notion: in The Valley of Fear , he says, "All knowledge comes useful to the detective", and in "The Adventure of the Lion's Mane", the detective calls himself "an omnivorous reader with a strangely retentive memory for trifles".

Holmes demonstrates a knowledge of psychology in "A Scandal in Bohemia", luring Irene Adler into betraying where she hid a photograph based on the premise that an unmarried woman will save her most valued possession from a fire.

Another example is in " The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle ", where Holmes obtains information from a salesman with a wager: "When you see a man with whiskers of that cut and the 'Pink 'un' protruding out of his pocket, you can always draw him by a bet I daresay that if I had put pounds down in front of him, that man would not have given me such complete information as was drawn from him by the idea that he was doing me on a wager".

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