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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of twelve short stories by Arthur Conan Doyle, first published on 14 October 1892

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of twelve short stories by Arthur Conan Doyle, first published on 14 October 1892. It contains the earliest short stories featuring the consulting detective Sherlock Holmes, which had been published in twelve monthly issues of The Strand Magazine from July 1891 to June 1892. The stories are collected in the same sequence, which is not supported by any fictional chronology

To Sherlock Holmes she is always the woman. I had seen little of Holmes lately. Holmes scribbled a receipt upon a sheet of his note-book and handed it to him. And Mademoiselle's address? he asked.

To Sherlock Holmes she is always the woman. I have seldom heard him mention her under any other name. My marriage had drifted us away from each other. Is Briony Lodge, Serpentine Avenue, St. John's Wood.

The canon of Sherlock Holmes adventures by Arthur Conan Doyle contains fifty-six stories and four novels. Having tired of Holmes's popularity, Doyle even tried to kill the great detective in "The Final Problem" but was forced by an outraged public to resurrect him in 1903. But there were yet other adventures and artifacts pertaining to Mr. Holmes not listen in the canon. Peter Haining has collected them here, complete with informative and entertaining introductions. Although Holmes remained Doyle's most popular literary creation, Doyle wrote prolifically in other genres, including historical adventure, science fiction, and supernatural fiction.

A concoction of twelve stories, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is the third book in the original Sherlock . Here's to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. One of the greatest write ever lived. Ranks up there with Robert Louis Stevenson, Edgar Alan Poe, Mary Shelly and others of that time.

A concoction of twelve stories, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is the third book in the original Sherlock Holmes series.

LibriVox recording of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Read by Ruth Golding. A collection of twelve short stories featuring Conan Doyle's legendary detective, originally published as single stories in Strand Magazine and subsequently collected into a single volume. There is not always a crime committed nor a culprit to find, and when there is, Holmes does not invariably get his man. However, his extraordinary powers of deduction generally solve the mystery, often to the discomfiture of the official police force.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was a Scottish author who found fame writing about the detective Sherlock Holmes. The Return of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of 13 Sherlock Holmes stories, originally published in 1903-1904, by Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was a Scottish author who found fame writing about the detective Sherlock Holmes. Doyle was a prolific writer who also wrote science fiction, historical novels, plays, romances, poetry, and non-fiction. Robert McIntyre and his sister Laura have fallen on hard times. The Return of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of 13 Sherlock Holmes stories, originally published in 1903-1904, by Arthur Conan Doyle. The stories were published in the Strand Magazine in Great Britain, and Collier's in the United States.

Arthur Conan Doyle (22 May 1859 – 7 July 1930) was a Scottish physician and writer, most noted for his stories about .

Arthur Conan Doyle (22 May 1859 – 7 July 1930) was a Scottish physician and writer, most noted for his stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, which are generally considered a major innovation in the field of crime fiction. He was a prolific writer whose other works include science fiction stories, historical novels, plays and romances, poetry, and non-fiction.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle But he merely drew out a memorandum-book in which he had scribbled some dates. You crossed my path on the fourth of January,' said he.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Featuring Dr. John Watson, Sherlock Holmes & Professor Moriarty. Album The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes. The Adventure of the Final Problem Lyrics. It is with a heavy heart that I take up my pen to write these the last words in which I shall ever record the singular gifts by which my friend Mr. Sherlock Holmes was distinguished. Holmes edged his way round the wall, and, flinging the shutters together, he bolted them securely. You are afraid of something?" I asked. But he merely drew out a memorandum-book in which he had scribbled some dates.

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Includes parodies, plays, commentaries, and stories about Holmes, and provides the historical background of each item
  • I would highly recommend this book. A reasonably priced and good addition to any Sherlock Holmes enthusiast's and/or collector's library of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's apocrypha.

  • One or two of the stories seem like they may have been from Doyle's hand but not considered good enough to publish. The rest I found doubtful.

  • A recent article in the Wall Street Journal was about Barnes & Noble's in-house publishing imprint. They have been reproducing classic works for years and selling them at affordable prices. But they range father afield than that, and my Sherlockian bookshelf includes several of their titles, such as The Sherlock Holmes Companion, The Lost Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and The Final Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.

    This last book is similar to the out of print and often difficult to find Sherlock Holmes: The Published Apocrypha by Jack Tracy (also reviewed on this site). Both books include the "almost Sherlock Holmes" stories and plays that don't fit in the Canon, but are certainly in the neighborhood.

    The introduction discusses the pieces that make up the book and you will find some interesting tidbits (much of which was previously in Tracy's book).

    The book starts off nicely with The Truth About Sherlock Holmes, which is an essay by Doyle that appeared in Colliers in 1923. Much of this essay would find its way into Doyle's own autobiography, Memories and Adventures. It is a very interesting essay and worth reading by all Sherlockians.

    The Mystery of Uncle Jeremy's Household appeared in Boy's Own Journal in early 1887, after A Study in Scarlet was written, but before the first Holmes novel was published. I would suggest reading this story and amusing yourself by listing the Holmesian overtones. You will find more than one!

    Next up is The Field Bazaar, one of Doyle's two parodies that he wrote about Holmes. It recounts a breakfast conversation between Holmes and Watson and was written as a fundraiser for the student newspaper at Edinburgh University.

    Two tales from 1898 follow. The Story of the Man With the Watches and The Story of the Lost Special both feature an unnamed detective and are quite Sherlock Holmes-like in their feel. Either of these books could easily have been written as Holmes adventures, or even transformed into Solar Pons tales. While not Doyle's best detective stories, they are better than some of the official tales from the Canon. Since they were published after the detective's supposed death and before his return, was Doyle just "getting some Holmes" out of his system?

    Hesketh Pearson was researching a biography of Doyle when he found the outline of an unwritten Holmes story, and a completed Holmes tale, The Case of the Man Who Was Wanted (mentioned below). The outline is included here. It is immediately followed by a completed version of the tale, written by Robert A. Cutter, in 1947. It is titled The Adventure of the Tall Man.

    I'm quite a fan of William Gillette's marvelous play, Sherlock Holmes. However, his adventure into the parody world, the curtain raiser The Painful Predicament of Sherlock Holmes, is not one of my favorites. The novelty of Holmes not uttering a single word is original, but I just don't find the play very funny.

    For The Case of the Man Who Was Wanted, I have included the contents of my review of Tracy's Apocrypha:

    Pearson also discovered an entire previously unknown Sherlock Holmes tale in 1942. The Doyle estate (always quick to try and make a buck) surprisingly enough resisted pressure to publish it. Finally, in 1948, they accepted an offer from Cosmopolitan and it was published.
    Then the bad news: Arthur Whitaker said that he had written the tale and sent it to Doyle in 1910, hoping it would become a collaboration. Doyle declined and suggested Whitaker rewrite is as non-Holmes tale. Finally, Doyle purchased it for 10 pounds. Doyle set it aside, never using it. Whitaker produced the carbon copy of his typescript, as well as Doyle's own hand-written letter in which the author had offered to buy the script.

    The Doyle Estate refunded some of the money they received for selling the story and Whitaker was paid 150 pounds to be quiet about the affair. He died not long after and the matter was dropped by all parties. Cosmopolitan never admitted the story wasn't by Doyle, and the Estate had no comments.

    Haining's explanation includes the following quote from Pearson's description of the story. "The opening scene between Holmes and Watson betrays the hand of the master." Haining also mentions a reference to the story made in John Dickson Carr's biography of Sir Arthur. Haining speculates that Doyle himself may have contributed somewhat to the tale and that it was not all Whitaker's work. Regardless, it is an enjoyable Holmes pastiche.

    Some Personalia About Sherlock Holmes was written by Doyle and appeared in a 1917 edition of The Strand. Doyle discusses receiving letters written to Holmes and ruminates on true life crimes that the author had some involvement in investigating. One such, involving a man who disappeared, I wrote as a story involving Doyle and William Gillette. It was published as The Case of the Tired Captain in a collection entitled Curious Incidents.

    American critic Arthur Guitterman wrote a poem critical of Doyle for having Holmes insult Edgar Allen Poe's C. August Dupin and Emile Gaboriau's Monsieur Lecoq, in A Study in Scarlet. It is included here, followed by Doyle's own poem in response. People were taking the Canon far too seriously long before Sherlockians jumped into the act.

    Doyle's short Holmes play, The Crown Diamond, is next. It is a weak story and quite inferior to his play adaptation of The Speckled Band.

    How Watson Learned the Trick is a charming parody written by Doyle for inclusion in the miniature library in a dollhouse made for Queen Anne. I find this to be a greatly underappreciated Holmes piece and is one of my favorites. You can find a parody of this parody, Watson's Christmas Trick, on my own website, Sherlock Holmes on Oxford Lane (see Links)..

    On December 15, 1900, A Gaudy Death: Conan Doyle Tells the True Story of Sherlock Holmes' End appeared in Tit-Bits, a weekly magazine published by the same folks who owned The Strand. Holmes was in that unhappy (for the readers) period after his plunge at the Reichenbach Falls and before his temporary revival in The Hound of the Baskervilles. This is a fine interview in which Doyle discusses how he came up with the idea for Holmes, and why he switched from novels to serial adventures for the detective. He then moves on to explain why he killed off Holmes. "My lower work" (Holmes) "was obscuring my higher" (The White Company) "is as good a summary of his feelings as ever he uttered.

    It's hard for us to imagine a Canon that ended with The Memoirs. A paltry 26 Sherlock Holmes adventures! So imagine the thrill that the discerning reader of this essay experienced at the following sentence from Doyle: "That does not say, however, that because he is dead I should not write about him again if I wanted to." I get a tingle myself!

    The Mystery of Sasassa Valley was Doyle's first published story and is a tale with a supernatural tinge.

    The volume wraps up with My Favourite Sherlock Holmes Adventures, a short piece Doyle wrote for The Strand in 1927. It is a listing of Doyle's own dozen favorite Holmes tales. He does not include any from The Case-Book, which was about to be published in book form and had not been readily available to most readers. I like to believe that his statement that he would have included The Lion's Mane and The Illustrious Client on the list if they were eligible was a selling job. I can't place those two anywhere near the top twelve. In case you haven't seen the list, The Speckled Band was at number one.

    Peter Haining's book is an outstanding collection that any Holmes fan should enjoy. If you already have Tracy's Apocrypha, or vice versa, you will find they complement each other and you shouldn't ignore one because you own the other.


  • This book, which overlaps somewhat Jack Tracy's 'Sherlock Holmes: The Published Apocrypha', is a book of the 'leftovers', those things that didn't make it into the official canon of the Sherlock Holmes stories.

    Sherlock Holmes is one of the best known detectives in the world -- so famous in fact, that 221B Baker Street in London continues to get mail adddressed to this fictional character almost a century after he would have died had he been a real person. There are groups of people -- Sherlockians and Holmesians, the distinction between which is rather subtle -- who delight in retelling the tales. The official canon is 60 stories -- 56 short stories, and 4 novels, published at various times during Conan Doyle's life. However, Conan Doyle wrote far more than he ever published -- even this collection (and Tracy's) do not include all of the previously unpublished Holmes material, as some is being intentionally withheld by the Conan Doyle estate until a future time (which Tracy mentions, but Haining does not).

    The collection here consists of twelve pieces Haining declares are essential to the overall collection -- this being a supplementary volume to the 'existing definitive two-volume edition of the stories', by which Haining undoubtedly means the Baring-Gould collection. The twelve pieces can be broadly classified as follows:

    - Commentaries by Conan Doyle about Holmes

    - Two parodies of Holmes by Conan Doyle himself

    - Some complete short stories, albeit with interesting stories about them

    - Two plays, one possibly done with William Gillette

    - Atypical pieces, a proto-Holmesian tale, and a poem

    Haining has interesting commentary on the various pieces. Like Tracy, he traces the ambiguities of some of these tales -- 'The Man Who Was Wanted' is a good case in point. Whereas Tracy sees it as a forgery (however, a very good forgery), Haining doesn't see the case as clear-cut. In other pieces, such as 'How Watson Learned the Trick', the history between the two editors covers the same material with essentially the same conclusions.

    Haining includes three pieces in the appendix, very rare indeed -- two pieces by Conan Doyle about Holmes, including a rare interview about Holmes' 'death' at Reichenbach Falls (prior to his 'resurrection'), a piece for 'The Strand' in which there was a competition for selecting the best Holmes story, and a very early, pre-Holmes short story by Conan Doyle that foreshadowed the later 'Hound of the Baskervilles'.

    Haining provides commentary on each piece, as well as some general history and publication data. Haining also refers to pieces not included in this collection (additional plays, for example, based upon stories, including the very famous 'Sherlock Holmes' performed and amended by William Gillette) included in Tracy's collection, but not here.

    For the sake of completeness, any Sherlock Holmes fan will want both volumes. However, each gives a clear indication of the breadth of Holmes beyond the official canon. This volume is well done and entertaining.