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  1. The Complete Sherlock Holmes, Volume I (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
    The Complete Sherlock Holmes, Volume I (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
    The Complete Sherlock Holmes, Volume I (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
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  2. The Complete Sherlock Holmes, Volume I (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)

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The Complete Sherlock Holmes, Volume I, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics:
  • New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars
  • Biographies of the authors
  • Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events
  • Footnotes and endnotes
  • Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work
  • Comments by other famous authors
  • Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations
  • Bibliographies for further reading
  • Indices & Glossaries, when appropriate
All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences—biographical, historical, and literary—to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works.


The Complete Sherlock Holmes comprises four novels and fifty-six short stories revolving around the world’s most popular and influential fictional detective—the eccentric, arrogant, and ingenious Sherlock Holmes. He and his trusted friend, Dr. Watson, step from Holmes’s comfortable quarters at 221b Baker Street into the swirling fog of Victorian London to exercise that unique combination of detailed observation, vast knowledge, and brilliant deduction. Inevitably, Holmes rescues the innocent, confounds the guilty, and solves the most perplexing puzzles known to literature.

Volume I of The Complete Sherlock Holmes starts with Holmes’s first appearance, A Study in Scarlet, a chilling murder novel complete with bloodstained walls and cryptic clues, followed by the baffling The Sign of Four, which introduces Holmes’s cocaine problem and Watson’s future wife. The story collections The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes feature such renowned tales as “A Scandal in Bohemia,” “The Red-Headed League,” and “The Musgrave Ritual.”

Tired of writing stories about Holmes, his creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, killed him off at the end of “The Final Problem,” the last tale in The Memoirs. But the public outcry was so great that eight years later he published the masterful The Hound of the Baskervilles, which supposedly takes place before Holmes’s death.

The separate Volume II of The Complete Sherlock Holmes collects the remaining accounts of Holmes’s exploits, including “The Adventure of the Empty House,” which reveals the elaborate circumstances behind Holmes’s literary resurrection.

Kyle Freeman, a Sherlock Holmes enthusiast for many years, earned two graduate degrees in English literature from Columbia University, where his major was twentieth-century British literature.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

This is an early bday gift for myself and I think I will enjoy it thoroughly. The introduction and notes by Kyle Freeman are very informative without being over-bearing and stuffy. I was intrigued by his "take" on many of the facets we consider staid and true about Sherlock Holmes and I was also happy to learn facts about the Holmesology and how things became legend...the pipe he "always smoked" the "Holmes hat" and other such things we take for granted as being totally Sherlockian in todays age of the spin-off market. I have always wished to own all of the Sherlock short stories and novels and cannot wait to gift myself the second volume. There are many footnotes explaining the different phrases and French or Latin expressions that are invariably used by Doyle through the works. The footnotes are at the very bottom of the corresponding pages and are easy and informative for any first time reader. This book includes a General Intro, a Timeline, an Intro by... Read more
This version (the Barnes & Noble Classics Series) is an affordable and complete (in two volumes) collection of Doyle's most popular series of work: Sherlock Holmes's mysteries. Holmes's popularity has survived more than a century and shows no signs of fading, as he is a key character--both recognized and enjoyed--in modern culture as he ever was. Although there are many versions of these stories available, the B&N Classic Series is a recommended consideration for buyers, especially those who don't have their heart set on a hard cover edition. Happy reading...
I admit. I am a Sherlock Holmes Fan. I read the whole version in Chinese when I was a little kid. Then when I came to US, I used this book as a way to study English, so I loaned the book from library and read it through way back then. But now I would love to read them again because of the Sherlock TV show. This book has all the novel and short stories. It is two volume edtion, so make sure you get both volumes if you are looking for a complete collection of Sherlock Holmes. The print is kind of small, but as a mid 20 young adult. It has not been a issue for me yet. I didn't have the kindle version. So I can't comment on the format problems that many people are experiencing through the kindle version.
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