Complete Illustrated Sherlock Holmes CollectionBoxed Set

Cover Art for 9781840227499, Complete Illustrated Sherlock Holmes CollectionBoxed Set by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
ISBN: 9781840227499
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Published: 21 April, 2017
Format: Paperback
Language: English

Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh in 1859, the son of Charles Altamont Doyle and Mary (Foley) Doyle, both practising Roman Catholics. In order to supplement his income (he was an unsuccessful architect) his father painted and made illustrated books. Doyle attended the Jesuit Stonyhurst College but had abandoned his family's Catholicism by the time he had completed his medical studies at Edinburgh University. In 1884 he married Louise Hawkins and qualified as a doctor in 1885 after which he practised as an eye specialist near Portsmouth until 1891, when he became a full-time writer. His father died in an asylum in 1893 after being institutionalized for some years. The first Sherlock Holmes story, A Study in Scarlet, was written in 1886 over a three week period and published a year later. This was followed by a second novel, The Sign of the Four (1890), and the first collection of short stories, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1892), all of which were first published in the Strand Magazine. Despite the huge popularity of the Holmes stories, Doyle felt they detracted from his other, more serious writing, so in the last story of The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1894) ?The Final Problem', Doyle killed off Holmes in a final, fatal confrontation with the arch-villain, Professor Moriarty. There was a huge public reaction, with 20,000 subscriptions to the Strand magazine cancelled, but Doyle resisted the pressure to bring back his finest creation until 1902, when he released The Hound of the Baskervilles, a full-length novel set earlier in Holmes' career. Finally, in ?The Empty Room', the first story in The Return of Sherlock Holmes, he restored Holmes to life. Further stories appeared sporadically. The Valley of Fear, a novel in 1915, and two further collections of stories, His Last Bow (1917) and The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes (1927). Boxed Set includes: ? The Hound of the Baskervilles and the Valley of Fear ? A Study in Scarlet and the Sign of Four ? The Adventures and Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes ? The Return of Sherlock Holmes ? The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes and His Last Bow ? Shadows of Sherlock Holmes ? The Best of Sherlock Holmes

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