Sherlock Holmes: The Novels (Paperback)

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By Arthur Conan Doyle, Michael Dirda (Introduction by)
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All four legendary Sherlock Holmes novels, collected in a unique Graphic Deluxe Edition with an introduction by Michael Dirda
Though endlessly reinterpreted, reinvented, and imitated, the Sherlock Holmes stories have never been surpassed. Sporting his signature billowing coat and pipe in hand, the genius investigator Holmes captivates readers with his alluring melancholy and superhuman intuition, while his partner, Dr. Watson, remains ever the perfect foil, a classic Victorian gentleman with brilliant intellect. Collected here are all four Holmes novels A Study in Scarlet, The Sign of Four, The Hound of the Baskervilles, andThe Valley of Fear tracing the origins of the pair up through showdowns with their greatest archenemies, including the infamous Professor Moriarty. Set in the seductive shadow world of Victorian London, the stories of Holmes and Watson live on, as immediate and original in our time as in their own.
For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust theseries to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-datetranslations by award-winning translators.

About the Author


Sir Arthur Conan Doyle(1859 1930) was born in Edinburgh. After receiving a medical degree from Edinburgh University in 1881, he became an eye specialist in Southsea, with a distressing lack of success. Hoping to augment his income, he wrote his first detective story, A Study in Scarlet. Fifty-nine more Sherlock Holmes adventures followed. Michael Dirdais aPulitzer Prize winning book critic for theWashington Post.He is the author of two collections of literary journalism and several books on authors and reading, includingOn Conan Doyle: Or, The Whole Art of Storytelling, which received the 2012 Edgar Awardin the Best Critical/Biographical category."
Product Details
ISBN: 9780143107132
ISBN-10: 0143107135
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: November 24th, 2015
Pages: 608
Language: English
Series: Penguin Classics Deluxe Editions