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Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Retold from the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Original

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ISBN-10: 1402712170

ISBN-13: 9781402712173

Edition: 2004

Authors: Chris Sasaki, Lucy Corvino, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Arthur Pober

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Following Sterling's spectacularly successful launch of its children's classic novels (240,000 books in print to date),comes a dazzling new series: Classic Starts. The stories are abridged; the quality is complete. Classic Starts treats the world's beloved tales (and children) with the respect they deserve--all at an incomparable price. No child is too young to appreciate the amazing deductive powers of the world's smartest detective. These easy-to-read Sherlock Holmes stories provide the perfect introduction to the super sleuth and his friend and assistant, Dr. Watson. Among the intriguing tales: "A Scandal in Bohemia," Holmes's first encounter with the mysterious Irene Adler; "The…    
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Book details

List price: $6.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.
Publication date: 3/1/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 160
Size: 5.50" wide x 7.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.660
Language: English

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…