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I would recommend this book and the whole Sherlock Holmes world to all of my friends, since it is very interesting and it really reels you in. I would recommend this book to a more grown up audience, so from the ages 12 and up. Let us just ignore the date I stared reading this. It's the problem with short stories: they are easy to put down at the end of the story, and hard to pick up again when in the middle of a novel.

This was a fabulous read. I had read most of these a couple or more decades ago, so my memory of them was mostly non-existent. What a delightful week!

I can why people thought he was real. Sherlock is not successful with every case - even though his performance is always impressive. It Wow. It is a pleasant change from the mindset of the participation trophy - where everyone is a winner. There were some things that did make me groan a bit. All the generalisation about how women think, while appropriate for the times, was annoying.

I really felt like pointing out that child birth should prove that ALL women are not weak little delicate beings. There is no point fighting history. I'm just glad that has changed. I would really recommend this edition to fans of Sherlock too. The illustrations made it a beautiful experience, and not just entertaining and thrilling. Feb 10, Simeon Scott rated it it was ok. A really interesting experience but mostly for the historical perspective.

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As a casual Holmes fan I really enjoyed seeing how different the character was at the outset and the way stories were done back then, but after a while things did start to blend together for me so I didn't get a whole lot out of it. Oct 27, Daisy rated it it was amazing. Sherlock is by far one of my favorite literary characters and These stories are easy and fun to read with my particular favorite being the Hound of the Baskervilles.

Apr 03, Kaye rated it it was amazing. Read the three stories I needed to read for a class. Excellent of course.

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May 08, Iohn rated it really liked it. These are pretty fun, though the style is a little dated Mar 23, Evelyn rated it it was amazing. Perhaps the two elements that made Holmes and Watson the world-renowned figures that they became are, first, the dominance of the British Emp "Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth. Perhaps the two elements that made Holmes and Watson the world-renowned figures that they became are, first, the dominance of the British Empire globally at the time Conan Doyle was writing, which made English things sought-after, admired, and to be emulated, and secondly, the introduction of a method of detection hitherto unknown, both in the annals of detective stories.

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Contains 12 stories published — with original illustrations by Sidney Paget.

This is an essential mental stand : never reduce yourself to one solution and never close your mind to alternative explanations, no matter how far fetched, provided they fit with the facts you know. Then you just have to look for the missing elements that can fill the holes in your various hypotheses. Feb 13, Jake Gamble rated it really liked it. Really fun read. The canon is long, and some of the stories are better than others to be expected , but I enjoyed reading all of them and am sad to see my time with Mr.

Holmes come to an end. It took me about 45 minutes or so to read each story, so it has been a wonderful way for me to wind down before going to sleep for the past couple of months. Like some of my other favorites Harry Potter and Twilight , I was sad to reach the end of my book, but I still have all of Doyle's Sherlock Holmes novels to read!

I was incredibly impressed by how Doyle's stories were almost completely I thoroughly enjoyed this collection of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's 56 short stories about Sherlock Holmes. I was incredibly impressed by how Doyle's stories were almost completely unpredictable, with the only exceptions being "The Adventure of the Sussex Vampire" and "The Adventure of the Lion's Mane" the conclusions of which I was able to make early on in the stories. Most of the stories are told through Dr.

John Watson's perspective; although two or three are narrated by Holmes himself, and, if I remember correctly, one is told by an unknown third party. Personally, I would have preferred that all the stories be told by Watson.

I'll have to mention this to Doyle the next time I see him. I highly recommend this volume! This set is excellent if you are a fan not only of Sherlock Holmes, but of the Victorian era in general. It offers a wealth of background information on the time period using countless annotations and pictures. However, I used these for my first time reading through the Sherlock stories and novels, and I must say I regret it; many of the annotations were critiques on the plot holes and faulty logic prevalent in all but the most well-thought-out works and beloved as they are, Sherlock Holmes sto This set is excellent if you are a fan not only of Sherlock Holmes, but of the Victorian era in general.

However, I used these for my first time reading through the Sherlock stories and novels, and I must say I regret it; many of the annotations were critiques on the plot holes and faulty logic prevalent in all but the most well-thought-out works and beloved as they are, Sherlock Holmes stories are not the most well thought out works.

For someone hoping to be caught up in Watson-like admiration over the inductive feats of the world's greatest detective, the scholarship really killed the mood.

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Still, it's so incredible that I have to give it five stars! This is a lovely volume of Sherlock Holmes stories, all with the original illustrations.

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I'm not sure that there's a huge amount to say about the stories themselves, beyond the obvious. Watson is a likeable everyman narrator who puts up with Holmes smugness better than most people would, and some of the deductions seem a little tenuous to me, but that detracts nothing from them. To me, Conan Doyle's detective is as readable as he ever was and the companion volume containing the four Holmes novel This is a lovely volume of Sherlock Holmes stories, all with the original illustrations.

To me, Conan Doyle's detective is as readable as he ever was and the companion volume containing the four Holmes novels is on my shelf, to be tackled soon although after fifty-six stories, I may need a break first. Mar 03, Sofia Olsson added it. Sherlock uses his immense and vast knowledge, as well as arrogance and wit to solve crimes in a snap baffling everyone around him. It's the kind of book that you don't believe was written a hundred plus years ago because the character and stories are timeless.

I recommend these short stories for anyone who likes mystery and wit or if you want a true classic. Aug 30, Anna rated it it was amazing. I listened to everything ever written by Doyle about Sherlock Holmes on audiobook over the last year. I don't know why I put it off so long.

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I guess I thought it would be too cerebral or cold to hold my interest. I was wrong. The mysteries themselves are so well-crafted and clearly were the basis for many mysteries since. What I found so interesting was how invested I became in the character of Holmes, and those rare flashes of affection toward Watson were a wonderful window into his interior li I listened to everything ever written by Doyle about Sherlock Holmes on audiobook over the last year. What I found so interesting was how invested I became in the character of Holmes, and those rare flashes of affection toward Watson were a wonderful window into his interior life.

I can now cross this off my bucket list. I bought this book when i was 13 and left it sitting on my TBR shelf for some years.

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I picked it up after I gained some appreciation for adventure stories and small print or not I read through it. Truly amazing. The Handmaid's Tale Margaret Atwood. Men Without Women Ernest Hemingway. Animal Farm George Orwell. Fahrenheit Ray Bradbury. Of Mice and Men John Steinbeck. Brave New World Aldous Huxley. Crime and Punishment Fyodor Dostoyevsky.


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