Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes Selected Stories. "How ofter have I said to you that when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth?" No characters in English literature since those in the great Dickens gallery have taken so firm a hold upon the British and the American imagination as Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson. They have indeed been elevated above the level of fiction and into the realm of mythology where the learned and the simple meet on an equal footing. The present selection draws the best stories from the several Sherlock Holmes volymes, including one of the longer books, The Sign of Four, in its logical place among the other chosen tales: ‘Silver Blaze’, ‘The Speckled Band’, ‘A Scandal in Bohemia’, ‘The Naval Treaty’, ‘The Blue Carbuncle’, ‘The Greek Interpreter’, ‘The Red-Headed League’, ‘The Empty House’, ‘The Missing Three-Quarter’, and ‘His Last Bow’. Edited with an introduction by S.C. Roberts. (Backcover text)
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 Edinburgh, Scotland – 1930 Crowborough, England) was a British writer best known for his detective fiction featuring the character Sherlock Holmes. Originally a physician, in 1887 he published A Study in Scarlet, the first of four novels about Holmes and Dr. Watson. In addition, Doyle wrote over fifty short stories featuring the famous detective. The Sherlock Holmes stories are generally considered milestones in the field of crime fiction.
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