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  • Title: A Study in Scarlet & The Sign of the Four
  • Author: Arthur Conan Doyle David Stuart Davies
  • ISBN: 9781840224115
  • Page: 100
  • Format: Paperback

  • Doctor Watson, Mr Sherlock Holmes The most famous introduction in the history of crime fiction takes place in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle s A Study in Scarlet, bringing together Sherlock Holmes, the master of science detection, and John H Watson, the great detective s faithful chronicler This novel not only establishes the magic of the Holmes myth but also provides the re Doctor Watson, Mr Sherlock Holmes The most famous introduction in the history of crime fiction takes place in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle s A Study in Scarlet, bringing together Sherlock Holmes, the master of science detection, and John H Watson, the great detective s faithful chronicler This novel not only establishes the magic of the Holmes myth but also provides the reader with a dramatic adventure yarn which ranges from the foggy, gas lit streets of London to the burning plains of Utah.The Sign of the Four, the second Holmes novel, presents the detective with one of his greatest challenges The theft of the Agna treasure in India forms a catalyst for treachery, deceit and murder.With these two classic novels, A Study in Scarlet and The Sign of the Four, you have the brilliant foundation of the Sherlock Holmes canon Reading pleasure rarely comes any finer.
    Arthur Conan Doyle David Stuart Davies
    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born the third of ten siblings on 22 May 1859 in Edinburgh, Scotland His father, Charles Altamont Doyle, was born in England of Irish descent, and his mother, born Mary Foley, was Irish They were married in 1855.Although he is now referred to as Conan Doyle , the origin of this compound surname if that is how he meant it to be understood is uncertain His baptism record in the registry of St Mary s Cathedral in Edinburgh gives Arthur Ignatius Conan as his Christian name, and simply Doyle as his surname It also names Michael Conan as his godfather.At the age of nine Conan Doyle was sent to the Roman Catholic Jesuit preparatory school, Hodder Place, Stonyhurst He then went on to Stonyhurst College, leaving in 1875.From 1876 to 1881 he studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh This required that he provide periodic medical assistance in the towns of Aston now a district of Birmingham and Sheffield While studying, Conan Doyle began writing short stories His first published story appeared in Chambers s Edinburgh Journal before he was 20 Following his graduation, he was employed as a ship s doctor on the SS Mayumba during a voyage to the West African coast He completed his doctorate on the subject of tabes dorsalis in 1885.In 1885 Conan Doyle married Louisa or Louise Hawkins, known as Touie She suffered from tuberculosis and died on 4 July 1906 The following year he married Jean Elizabeth Leckie, whom he had first met and fallen in love with in 1897 Due to his sense of loyalty he had maintained a purely platonic relationship with Jean while his first wife was alive Jean died in London on 27 June 1940.Conan Doyle fathered five children Two with his first wife Mary Louise 28 January 1889 12 June 1976 , and Arthur Alleyne Kingsley, known as Kingsley 15 November 1892 28 October 1918 With his second wife he had three children Denis Percy Stewart 17 March 1909 9 March 1955 , second husband in 1936 of Georgian Princess Nina Mdivani circa 1910 19 February 1987 former sister in law of Barbara Hutton Adrian Malcolm 19 November 1910 3 June 1970 and Jean Lena Annette 21 December 1912 18 November 1997.Conan Doyle was found clutching his chest in the hall of Windlesham, his house in Crowborough, East Sussex, on 7 July 1930 He had died of a heart attack at age 71 His last words were directed toward his wife You are wonderful The epitaph on his gravestone in the churchyard at Minstead in the New Forest, Hampshire, reads STEEL TRUEBLADE STRAIGHTARTHUR CONAN DOYLEKNIGHTPATRIOT, PHYSICIAN MAN OF LETTERSConan Doyle s house, Undershaw, located in Hindhead, south of London, where he had lived for a decade, had been a hotel and restaurant between 1924 and 2004 It now stands empty while conservationists and Conan Doyle fans fight to preserve it.A statue honours Conan Doyle at Crowborough Cross in Crowborough, where Conan Doyle lived for 23 years There is also a statue of Sherlock Holmes in Picardy Place, Edinburgh, close to the house where Conan Doyle was born.Series Sherlock Holmes


    Commentaires:

    Reckoner
    Τράβηξε πολύ αυτό το βιβλίο μιας και το διάβαζα οταν η ανάγκη για αστυνομικά γινόταν αφόρητα πιεστική. Ακόμα δεν έχω διαβάσει την σπουδή στο κόκκινο αλλα γενικότερα οι ιστορίες ήταν pretty basic, και το βάρος ριχνόταν στην εξιχνίαση της υπόθεσης απο το δαιμόνιο μυαλό του Σέρλοκ [...]

    Emma
    A Study in Scarlet is wonderful right up until the point where there's an entirely separate story wedged into the middle of it. I understand the relevance of having the perspective of the criminals, but I think ACD got a little carried away. I've never read this before, however, so to see the first ever meeting of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson was enjoyable, and seeing how they grow to each other.A Sign of the Four, on the other hand, is definitely my preferred of the two. Maybe I pay too much [...]

    Louise
    Read a couple of years ago. Listening to the Derek Jacobi audiobooks now. Added thoughts on narration and such over at my blog: here and hereOverall star rating: 3.5A Study in Scarlet - 3 starsThere are some truly brilliant parts of this novel, the growing relationship between Holmes and Watson, the interactions between Holmes and the police, the deductive reasoning that sees Holmes pulling solutions almost from thin air, the mystery itselfWhy then only three stars? Well once the mystery is solv [...]

    Cœur De Pirate
    Μερικές από τις περιπέτειες του κυρίου Χολμς και η γνωριμία του με τον γιατρό Γουάτσον σε μια πολύ ωραία έκδοση. Διασκεδαστικές και ενδιαφέρουσες όλες οι ιστορίες, προσωπικά ξεχώρισα τη "Σπουδή στο κόκκινο", καθηλωτική.

    Heather's Mum
    In spite of the indulgence of illogical character development and basic deduction flaws in Doyle's first Sherlock novels, they are, in my opinion, still priceless literature. The novels, irregardless of the inconsistencies, are wonderfully woven with threads of colorful clues in varied intensity of terror, keen observation, "elementary" deduction and incredible chain of reasoning including elimination." when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the tr [...]

    Jo
    I don't normally go for classics but I love the show Sherlock and really felt like I should read this. I wasn't disappointed. After reading Dracula I had kind of sworn off classics but this one was much more interesting and just modern enough for me to get on with the writing and the old speak. The stories are short and not as complex as the show makes them but I love Sherlock Holmes, the book character and the TV character. He is so strange but clever and I enjoyed reading this. I'm not in a ru [...]

    Natalie
    HORRIBLY ignorant, to an almost amusing extent. If it wasn't so absurd, I'd probably have been offended. :) Most people only read the first half of the book you have to read the second half to see why this is my opinion.

    Carla Dente
    Estudio en escarlata: 3 estrellasEl Signo de los 4: 3,75/4 estrellasLee mi opinión sin spoilers de las dos historias acá: mimundoestaentuspaginassp

    Waitalie Nat
    Uno studio in rossoGiudizio: 4/5Sarò sincera. Fino a poche ore fa conoscevo Sherlock Holmes per i soliti e apocrifi elementi distintivi con cui, da diversi anni a questa parte, il cinema e il teatro hanno impreziosito la figura dell'investigatore più celebre di tutti i tempi. Ma sì, la pipa calabash, il deerstalker, il proverbiale 'Elementare, Watson!'. Ho dunque deciso di colmare questa mia pesante lacuna con la lettura di 'Uno studio in rosso', pubblicato nel 1887, con il quale debuttano il [...]

    Charlotte Jones
    I was listening to the complete collection on audiobook but for some reason my phone won't play it anymore so I'm adding what I completed individually! I liked these two novels but I do feel that I was too familiar with the premises, thanks to the BBC show, so this did take away the element of mystery for me.

    Marie
    Wanted to try reading some Sherlock and did enjoy this. I find the characters interesting and will probably read more of this series.

    Ozana
    A Study in Scarlet This is first story of ACD's Sherlock Holmes mystery where Holmes and Watson first time meet each other and throuoghout story we see their relationship growing. Also we meet few characters which are present in almost all Holmes cases because he's independent investigater and his work is in interaction with police, detective Lestrade and we witness his deductive reasoning, he is so proud of that part of his way of thinking that sometimes he's so proccupied with his own greatnes [...]

    Chris
    And things were going so well until the Mormons showed upI was inspired to give the original Conan Doyle stories a try after watching the latest season of the BBC's spectacular Sherlock seriesd figured, what better place to start than the beginning? And for the first half of A Study In Scarlet, I have to admit I was completely engrossed. The mystery itself wasn't too interesting (and it turns out, impossible to solve for the reader since it ends up being some random guy Holmes reveals at the end [...]

    Manu Corta
    Impresionante como novelas escritas hace tantos años, tienen un estilo tan actual que podría haber sido escrito recientemente. Es mi primer acercamiento con Sir Arthur Conan Doyle y quedé fascinado. Si bien son historias sencillas, es agradable leerlas.

    Cristian García
    Estudio Escarlata: 4.9Suena muy tonto poner 4.9 estrellas, pero enserio se hubiera ganando mi corazón completo si no hubieran metido la narración de los mormones a mitad de la historia, que para mí se había tornando demasiado interesante.Casi al final tiene sentido el por qué la intervención y me volví a enamorar por completo.Sherlock tan humorístico y un poco arrogante. El DR. Siendo un buen compañero y un gran complemento al personaje principal.Estoy tan feliz de haber descubierto las [...]

    Maria Esseh
    Mă declar un fan Hercule Poirot și încă îl prefer pe belgian, dar nu pot să nu recunosc că acest prim contact cu celebrul detectiv m-a făcut să admit că își merită laudele. Față de alte cărți polițiste, nu crima, mobilul ei sau modul în care a fost elucidată m-au dat pe spate, ci narațiunea în sine. Am simțit că în fața ochilor mei se derulează un serial și sincer, iubesc când o carte îmi dă acest sentiment. Metoda lui Holmes este foarte diferită de cea a lui Poir [...]

    Callie
    “There’s a scarlet thread of murder running through the colorless skein of life, and our duty is to unravel it, and isolate it, and expose every inch of it.” my first completed Homes novel and I freaking love these!!! So engaging and clever and witty and so very very British. Long live Sherlock Holmes and the wonderful world of 221B Baker Street ❤️

    Emmeline
    I love these two stories! Filled with action and adventure, they get better each time I read them. *throws books at you* READ IT

    Jolanda
    When reading into the stories of Sherlock Holmes before actually picking it up, some people adviced against starting with the first book, seeing as Doyle was still learning the craft of writing when he started on A Study in Scarlet. I decided to just go ahead and start with the first book, I'm glad I did. Whilst the first book is not the most brilliant one in existence, it gives a lovely insight in how the characters of Holmes and Watson got together and began their adventures together. The firs [...]

    Vishakha Motwani
    3-3.5 ★ for both.This is my first time reading Sherlock Holmes so yes, I would still read it.A Study in ScarletGood beginning, engaging, a little humorous. The story is not necessarily is fast-paced but it is not slow either (assuming because its supposed to be a short story). Even though having watched Sherlock Holmes, it is actually a very different experience reading (I wish only if someone could add a little suspense music while SH observes the crime scene).The second part of this book was [...]

    Lisa Eskra
    A Study in Scarlet is not a very good story but Sherlock Holmes is compelling enough as a character to make it work. The mystery itself was not very complicated. The story was good until the criminal is apprehended, at which point Doyle goes into a history of what led said criminal to commit the crime. I felt like that part was well-told, but God was it boring. I just didn't care. I wanted Holmes back. Later on, the criminal tells their side of the story in custody, so it isn't even relevant. Tw [...]

    Alicia
    i wanted to read these books because i love the new BBC series and i had never read any of the Sherlock novels. I have to admit that i was pretty disappointed. I liked reading the novels because there are allusions to the books in the tv series, but i found the stories themselves really boring. The first book takes a huge turn when you get to the morman section, but then i found myself really enjoying that part and was sad when it abruptly stopped and you were back in london. the second book was [...]

    Jeremy Johnson
    The second book is much better than the first, but you need to read A Study in Scarlet for two reasons. It's where Holmes and Watson are introduced to one another, and because you're reading right along and suddenly the whole thing goes left. I was worried that there was a printing accident and I had a section from a completely different book stuck in place of the chapters I was supposed to be reading. When you're finally resolved to read this story that you can't fathom would ever fit into a Sh [...]

    Andrea
    So I have mixed feelings about this set of two stories. I absolutely loved A Study in Scarlet (the Jefferson Hope story and the anti-Mormon sentiment was a truly fascinating read/tale), but I felt the Sign of Four fell flat and even though we got introduced to Ms. Morstan (which I was excited about having watched the Benedict Cumberbatch version of Sherlock and thus was picturing her) I still wasn't pulled into the story itself and struggled to get through it. Overall, I was 50-50 with the two s [...]

    Anjali Williams
    I'm glad I finally read a couple of Sherlock Holmes novels. I liked _A Study in Scarlet_ the best, particularly the shock of part II, with its sensationalist depiction of Brigham Young and the Mormons in Utah NOT what I was expecting, but it certainly made it more of a page-turner. Both books were easy reads; I can see why they've had enduring popularity, but I can also see why they aren't often taught in Victorian literature classes. I won't rush to read through the entire Sherlock Holmes colle [...]

    Denise "みか" Hutchins
    I was so shocked when I realized what was happening during the flashback in the second half of A Study in Scarlet. When I'd finished, I had the same sense of satisfaction as I get from the other Holmes mysteries plus a little bonus feeling of rightful justice after reading the tale of the culprit at the very end. I got the Google Play Books free copy of this book just so I could read A Study in Scarlet, so I won't be commenting on The Sign of the Four here (I'll be reading the Kindle version so [...]

    Rosi
    While I thoroughly enjoy the duo of Holmes and Watson with their bromantic dynamic, I didn't find these two stories very compelling. Rather far-fetched plots and too many stories within a story within the story. ('He told me what am telling you now is what's happened.')Here's hoping Doyle really did improve his writing as he went along with the Sherlock Holmes stories, because I bought them all.

    Nina
    Oh Arthur! I got hooked on the Sherlock series and because I'm a book lover more than a TV addict I had to read at least one of the novels. And afterwards I went and bought more of his novels. These books are classics for a reason and I should really find more time to read the ones that are now on my shelf.

    Nuur Syahidah
    Sains penekaan/ deduksi. Apa yang kita faham? Sherlock mengajar untuk mentafsir dan menganalisa bahan-bahan bukti di tempat jenayah dengan cara tekaan terbalik. Bagaimana langkah seseorang boleh menentukan ketinggian . Tetapi, semestinya orang yang teliti dan mempunyai pemerhatian dan pembacaan yang bagus untuk membuat hasil analisa yang tepat.

    Brenda Clough
    Classic Holmes novels. The Great Detective shows best, IMO, in the shorter works, and if you want the very best Holmes novel you need to read THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES. But these are totally great too!

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