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Sherlock Holmes en A Study in Scarlet. Arthur Conan Doyle is schrijver.Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is the creator Sherlock Holmes, the best-known detective in literature and the embodiment of scientific thinking. Doyle himself was not a good example of rational personality: he believed in fairies and was interested in occultism. Sherlock Holmes stories have been translated into more than fifty languages, and made into plays, films, radio and television series, a musical comedy, a ballet, cartoons, comic books, and advertisement. By 1920 Doyle was one of the most highly paid writers in the world. Doyle was born on May 22, 1859 at Picardy Place, Edinburgh, as the son of Charles Altamont Doyle, a civil servant in the Edinburgh Office of Works, and Mary (Foley) Doyle. Both of Doyle's parents were Roman Catholics. His father suffered from epilepsy and alcoholism and was eventually institutionalized. Charles Altamont died in an asylum in 1893. In the same year Doyle decided to finish permanently the adventures of his master detective. Because of financial problems, Doyle's mother kept a boarding house. Dr. Tsukasa Kobayashi has suspected in an article, that Doyle's mother had a long affair with Bryan Charles Waller, a lodger and a student of pathology, who had a deep impact to Conan Doyle. Andere die naar Arthur Conan Doyle zochten, zochten ook naar Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, Lewis Carroll en J.K. Rowling"" Op bol.com vind je alle boeken van Arthur Conan Doyle."
A master of deductive reasoning who can solve the most difficult crimes by spotting obscure clues overlooked by others, dilettante sleuth Sherlock Holmes was the hero of 60 stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle between 1887 and 1927. With the help of his loyal friend, Doctor Watson, Holmes brought countless crooks, thieves, swindlers, and murderers to justice. He even rose from the dead after Doyle tried to dispatch him in his twenty-fourth adventure, and readers protested. Some Sherlock Holmes stories rank among the most famous in detective fiction, among them A Study in Scarlet, A Scandal in Bohemia, The Speckled Band, and The Hound of the Baskervilles. Here, in one volume, are all four full-length novels and 56 short stories about the colorful adventures of Sherlock Holmes-every word Sir Arthur Conan Doyle ever wrote about Baker Street's most famous resident. Also included is an introduction by lifetime Sherlockians Barbara and Christopher Roden. The Complete Sherlock Holmes is one of Barnes & Noble's Collectible Editions classics. Each volume features authoritative texts by the world's greatest authors in an exquisitely designed bonded-leather binding, with distinctive gilt edging and a ribbon bookmark. Decorative, durable, and collectible, these books offer hours of pleasure to readers young and old and are an indispensable cornerstone for every home library.
Prachtig vormgegeven boek, stevig en met een leeslint. De verhalen zijn erg boeiend en het Engels is goed te doen, mede doordat veel woorden vaak terugkomen. Aangezien de complete serie van Sherlock in het Nederlands superduur is, zou ik absoluut voor deze Engelse versie gaan, die te beoordelen naar de dikte echt spotgoedkoop is. Ik had al vaak van Holmes gehoord, maar nog nooit iets van hem gelezen. Ik heb hem tijdens de zomervakantie in zo'n 3 weken uitgelezen. Absoluut een aanrader: goed voor je Engels alsook voor je deductieve redeneervermogen!