The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle

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“It is hard to conceive of a more extreme character than Sherlock Holmes…with his monomaniacal focus on crime, fits of depression, cocaine injections, clouds of tobacco smoke, melancholic violin-playing, and bursts of furious energy once the game is afoot. Holmes is a brilliant creation, but he is excessive in every way. And Holmes’ cases are filled with the exotic and bizarre–deadly trained snakes, ancient curses, dart-blowing dwarfs, mask-wearing children, rooms with crushing walls. A supernatural aura floats over many of the tales, unworldly forces are frequently evoked…It was Conan Doyle’s genius to place the bizarre imaginings of his mind within an apparently realistic setting.” MICHAEL CRICHTON

“Every writer owes something to Holmes.” T.S. ELIOT

“The pairing of Holmes and Watson has triggered more imitators than any other duo in literature.” JOHN LE CARRÉ

“[Holmes} is probably the only literary creation since the creations of Dickens which has really passed into the life and language of the people.” G.K. CHESTERTON

ABOUT THE BOOK: Originally published in 1984, The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes offers eleven classic tales featuring Holmes, Watson, and the denizens of Baker Street.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) was a British author and physician who wrote over 20 novels and 200 stories, including those featuring his most famous creation: Sherlock Holmes, who made his debut in 1887.

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