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Sherlock Holmes Short Stories

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ISBN-10: 0194237516

ISBN-13: 9780194237512

Edition: N/A

Authors: Arthur Conan Doyle, Jennifer Bassett

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Sherlock Holmes is the greatest detective in the world. He sits in his room, and smokes his pipe. He listens, and watches, and thinks. He listens to the footsteps coming up the stairs; he watches the door opening - and he knows what question the stranger will ask. Three visitors come to see Holmes at his apartment on Baker Street - bringing their troubles to the only man in the world who can help them.
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Book details

List price: $10.00
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/29/2007
Binding: Paperback
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.132

The most famous fictional detective in the world is Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes. However, Doyle was, at best, ambivalent about his immensely successful literary creation and, at worst, resentful that his more "serious" fiction was relatively ignored. Born in Edinburgh, Doyle studied medicine from 1876 to 1881 and received his M.D. in 1885. He worked as a military physician in South Africa during the Boer War and was knighted in 1902 for his exceptional service. Doyle was drawn to writing at an early age. Although he attempted to enter private practice in Southsea, Portsmouth, in 1882, he soon turned to writing in his spare time; it eventually became his profession. As a Liberal…