&&LDIV&&R&&LDIV&&R&&LI&&RThe Complete Sherlock Holmes, Volume I&&L/I&&R, by &&LB&&RSir Arthur Conan Doyle&&L/B&&R, is part of the &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics&&L/I&&R&&LI&&R &&L/I&&Rseries, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics&&L/I&&R: &&LDIV&&R
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All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics &&L/I&&Rpulls together a constellation of influences--biographical, historical, and literary--to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works.&&L/DIV&&R&&L/DIV&&R&&LP style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt&&R&&LI&&R&&L/I&&R &&L/P&&R&&LP style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt&&R&&LI&&RThe Complete Sherlock Holmes&&L/I&&R comprises four novels and fifty-six 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. &&LBR&&R&&LBR&&R&&LI&&RVolume I&&L/I&&R of &&LI&&RThe Complete Sherlock Holmes&&L/I&&R starts with Holmes's first appearance, &&LI&&RA Study in Scarlet&&L/I&&R, a chilling murder novel complete with bloodstained walls and cryptic clues, followed by the baffling &&LI&&RThe Sign of Four&&L/I&&R, which introduces Holmes's cocaine problem and Watson's future wife. The story collections &&LI&&RThe Adventures of Sherlock Holmes&&L/I&&R and &&LI&&RThe Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes&&L/I&&R feature such renowned tales as "A Scandal in Bohemia," "The Red-Headed League," and "The Musgrave Ritual."&&LBR&&R&&LBR&&RTired of writing stories about Holmes, his creator, &&LB&&RSir Arthur Conan Doyle&&L/B&&R, killed him off at the end of "The Final Problem," the last tale in &&LI&&RThe Memoirs&&L/I&&R. But the public outcry was so great that eight years later he published the masterful &&LI&&RThe Hound of the Baskervilles&&L/I&&R, which supposedly takes place before Holmes's death.&&LBR&&R&&LBR&&RThe separate &&LI&&RVolume II&&L/I&&R of &&LI&&RThe Complete Sherlock Holmes&&L/I&&R collects the remaining accounts of Holmes's exploits, including "The Adventure of the Empty House," which reveals the elaborate circumstances behind Holmes's literary resurrection.&&LBR&&R&&L/P&&R&&LDIV&&R&&LB&&RKyle Freeman&&L/B&&R, a Sherlock Holmes enthusiast for many years, earned two graduate degrees in English literature from Columbia University, where his major was twentieth-century British literature.&&L/DIV&&R&&L/DIV&&R
About the Author
Arthur Conan Doyle (22 May 1859 - 7 July 1930) was a Scottish physician and writer, most noted for his stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, which are generally considered a major innovation in the field of crime fiction. He was a prolific writer whose other works include science fiction stories, historical novels, plays and romances, poetry, and non-fiction.