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Eight Great Sherlock Holmes Stories
By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Eight Great Sherlock Holmes Stories...
By Arthur Conan Doyle
Dover Large Print Classics, (2001)
Genre: Fiction, English Literature
Reviewed by Rochelle Caviness - January 21, 2002
Sherlock Holmes is one of the best loved fictional detectives to have ever been invented. From the moment of his debut, Holmes's immediately endeared himself to Doyle's readers, and he has never fallen out of favor. There is something about Holmes, beyond his keen observational skills and his arrogant demeanor that touches your heart and makes you eager to follow his exploits. However, Holmes is not the only character created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle who has become 'famous'. He also created Dr. Watson, Holmes's perennial side-kick and the chronicler of Holmes's adventures. He also created the demented genius Professor Moritiary, Holmes's arch nemesis, as well as the indomitable Mrs. Hudson, Holmes's long suffering landlady.
Eight Great Sherlock Holmes Stories is a collection complied by Dover Publications. It contains some of the best Sherlock Holmes stories, including the infamous short story The Final Problem. In this story, Doyle actually killed Holmes. However, Holmes had become such a pivotal literary figure that Doyle's fans demanded the resurrection of Holmes. Doyle complied, and the story, The Adventure of the Empty House in which Doyle brings Holmes back to life, and in which he explains how this was accomplished, is also included in this collection.
Other stories included in this collection are:
All the stories in this large print collection of Sherlock Holmes stories are reprinted from standard editions and they come from such series as The Adventures fo Sherlock Holmes (1892), The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1893), and The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1905).
- A Scandal in Bohemia
- The Red-headed League
- The Adventure of the Speckled Band
- The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb
- The Musgrave Ritual
- The Adventure of the Dancing Men.
This is a wonderful collection of Holmes stories, and it printed in 16 point type face that meets the standard of the National Association for the Visually Handicapped (NAVH) making it ideal for those who need or prefer to read large print texts.
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- The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes is on the case again in Old-Time Radio's The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. This collection was compiled by Radio Spirits, in conjunction with the Smithsonian Institution, and it includes 20 never before released episodes from the 1947-48 radio season. (Audio)
- Great Horror Stories, by Edgar Allan Poe.
This anthology features nine of Poe's most macabre short stories. (large print)
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