The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Short Stories

The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes The Complete Short Stories Classic short stories of Sherlock Holmes now available in a separate attractively priced individual volume The publication of Leslie S Klinger s brilliant new annotations of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle s

  • Title: The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Short Stories
  • Author: Arthur Conan Doyle Leslie S. Klinger
  • ISBN: 9780393059168
  • Page: 497
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Classic short stories of Sherlock Holmes now available in a separate, attractively priced individual volume.The publication of Leslie S Klinger s brilliant new annotations of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle s classic Holmes short stories in 2004 created a Holmes sensation Available again in an attractively priced edition identical to the first, except this edition has no outer slClassic short stories of Sherlock Holmes now available in a separate, attractively priced individual volume.The publication of Leslie S Klinger s brilliant new annotations of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle s classic Holmes short stories in 2004 created a Holmes sensation Available again in an attractively priced edition identical to the first, except this edition has no outer slipcase Volume One is available separately.Inside, readers will find all the short stories from The Return of Sherlock Holmes, His Last Bow and The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes, with a cornucopia of insights beginners will benefit from Klinger s insightful biographies of Holmes, Watson, and Conan Doyle history lovers will revel in the wealth of Victorian literary and cultural details Sherlockian fanatics will puzzle over tantalizing new theories art lovers will thrill to the 450 plus illustrations, which make this the most lavishly illustrated edition of the Holmes tales ever produced The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes illuminates the timeless genius of Arthur Conan Doyle for an entirely new generation of readers.

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    • Arthur Conan Doyle Leslie S. Klinger

      Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born the third of ten siblings on 22 May 1859 in Edinburgh, Scotland His father, Charles Altamont Doyle, was born in England of Irish descent, and his mother, born Mary Foley, was Irish They were married in 1855.Although he is now referred to as Conan Doyle , the origin of this compound surname if that is how he meant it to be understood is uncertain His baptism record in the registry of St Mary s Cathedral in Edinburgh gives Arthur Ignatius Conan as his Christian name, and simply Doyle as his surname It also names Michael Conan as his godfather.At the age of nine Conan Doyle was sent to the Roman Catholic Jesuit preparatory school, Hodder Place, Stonyhurst He then went on to Stonyhurst College, leaving in 1875.From 1876 to 1881 he studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh This required that he provide periodic medical assistance in the towns of Aston now a district of Birmingham and Sheffield While studying, Conan Doyle began writing short stories His first published story appeared in Chambers s Edinburgh Journal before he was 20 Following his graduation, he was employed as a ship s doctor on the SS Mayumba during a voyage to the West African coast He completed his doctorate on the subject of tabes dorsalis in 1885.In 1885 Conan Doyle married Louisa or Louise Hawkins, known as Touie She suffered from tuberculosis and died on 4 July 1906 The following year he married Jean Elizabeth Leckie, whom he had first met and fallen in love with in 1897 Due to his sense of loyalty he had maintained a purely platonic relationship with Jean while his first wife was alive Jean died in London on 27 June 1940.Conan Doyle fathered five children Two with his first wife Mary Louise 28 January 1889 12 June 1976 , and Arthur Alleyne Kingsley, known as Kingsley 15 November 1892 28 October 1918 With his second wife he had three children Denis Percy Stewart 17 March 1909 9 March 1955 , second husband in 1936 of Georgian Princess Nina Mdivani circa 1910 19 February 1987 former sister in law of Barbara Hutton Adrian Malcolm 19 November 1910 3 June 1970 and Jean Lena Annette 21 December 1912 18 November 1997.Conan Doyle was found clutching his chest in the hall of Windlesham, his house in Crowborough, East Sussex, on 7 July 1930 He had died of a heart attack at age 71 His last words were directed toward his wife You are wonderful The epitaph on his gravestone in the churchyard at Minstead in the New Forest, Hampshire, reads STEEL TRUEBLADE STRAIGHTARTHUR CONAN DOYLEKNIGHTPATRIOT, PHYSICIAN MAN OF LETTERSConan Doyle s house, Undershaw, located in Hindhead, south of London, where he had lived for a decade, had been a hotel and restaurant between 1924 and 2004 It now stands empty while conservationists and Conan Doyle fans fight to preserve it.A statue honours Conan Doyle at Crowborough Cross in Crowborough, where Conan Doyle lived for 23 years There is also a statue of Sherlock Holmes in Picardy Place, Edinburgh, close to the house where Conan Doyle was born.Series Sherlock Holmes

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    • THE CASE OF THE ANNOTATED DETECTIVE"So what did you make of it?""Well, it's a handsome volume, Holmes. I think a fitting tribute to the many cases you've solved over the years.""No more than that, Watson? Come come, what of this man Klinger?""The annotator?""Precisely.""Well, he seems a trifle fussy, a bit like an over-eager terrier jumping up and barking all the time. But he's also very knowledgeable.""Anything else? You know my methods.""Now Holmes, I know you just wish to bamboozle me again [...]

    • The short version: if you're a Holmes fan, you owe it to yourself to splurge for these editions.The long version: This was my "project read" for 2016, and it very nearly didn't get done. My initial idea was that I'd read one short story every weekend, as there are 56 stories collected here, and I thought that at a leisurely pace of about one a weekend, I could get the whole thing done. Well, life intervened, and I ended up reading about one per day in the hectic last week of December, but I stil [...]

    • I broke down and bought all three volumes in this series after reading what other reviewers had to say about them. It is going to be awhile before I finish the three, because each story contains some of the most interesting and useful footnotes ever appended to a piece of literature, along with illustrations not just from The Strand magazine, but from other sources as well. They also showcase various locations around London where the story takes place, along with drawings of other characters. A [...]

    • Sure there's the odd weak story here, but the gems more than balance them out. The whole of the canonical short stories. Good notes too. OK, there're cheaper PB editions but this is for the ACD geek. Get the annotated novels too.

    • I read pretty much all of the Sherlock Holmes short stories years ago when my children were little. I started out with the most famous, "The Hound of the Baskervilles" and could not get through it, found it difficult reading, dry, etc. At that point in my life, to keep my adult brain nourished; my goal was to pick a new author or genre of literature and read all that I could of that author or new genre during a year. Well, Holmes was what I had chosen to stretch myself and I was determined to fi [...]

    • This edition of Sherlock Holmes stories and novels is marvellous, and absolutely worth the price (which works out to about $30 per volume). The book is physically gorgeous and lovely to touch, with lots of black and white illustrations and notations in red, and smooth glossy paper. I'm a sucker for that sort of thing. And the cover design is awesome.What I've seen of the annotations has really impressed me, too. They are partially fannish theories sprouting around narrative discrepancies and plo [...]

    • This is an item distinct from The Complete Sherlock Holmes already on my shelf. If you have not read all of Sherlock Holmes already, read the un-annotated version. That done, this is the place to turn if you want to know more about the great detective. It contains an amazing amount of added material, going far beyond the classic annotated edition from the mid-20th century. I really appreciate the detailed explanations of Victorian era terms with which I am unfamiliar (such as antimacassar), and [...]

    • How can you not say you like Sherlock Holmes? Annotated by a member of the Baker Street Irregulars, this tome was bound to be informative and strange at the same time. One of the things that came to the forefront to me repeatedly on this read-through was how strangely different life was just 100 years ago. It is easy to delude ourselves into believing that we can understand people of the Victorian age (it certainly is a popular time for people to talk about / emulate), but their attitudes on jus [...]

    • This set is excellent if you are a fan not only of Sherlock Holmes, but of the Victorian era in general. It offers a wealth of background information on the time period using countless annotations and pictures. However, I used these for my first time reading through the Sherlock stories and novels, and I must say I regret it; many of the annotations were critiques on the plot holes and faulty logic prevalent in all but the most well-thought-out works (and beloved as they are, Sherlock Holmes sto [...]

    • This is THE definative set for fans of Sherlock Holmes. There's loads of great footnotes here, detailing aspects of Victorian culture and discussing the links between the stories. It doesn't take itself overly seriously, though -- there's some amusing stuff about possible errors in the manuscript, discontinuities (for example, Watson's wandering war wound), and unlikely but interesting possible connections between the characters. The whole thing's also liberally illustrated, with Sidney Paget's [...]

    • i am giving 5 stars to the conan doyle stories-- not to this particular annotated collection. i read an annotated holmes once years ago that was much better than this. this version has an annoying conceit of pretending that "watson" actually wrote the stories and conan doyle was merely his literary agent. while many of the annotations supply some interesting information about items common to victorian england but obscure to the modern reader, the inanity of the notes' pretense of reality far out [...]

    • Probably deserves four stars, but Sherlock Holmes has a special place in my heart. The footnotes are mostly good, and the accompanying essays run the gamut from odd and somewhat interesting to pretty boring. The Baker Street Irregulars are a weird bunch (and happily so, I imagine). As much as I love Holmes and Watson, the stories are uneven and often absurd (and a bit dated). That said, the care and effort put into this version is astounding and worthy of five stars.

    • I found this treasure at the library. While, I will finish before its due date, I will purchase because of its value as a reference. The annotation format is 360 degree enrichment. Lots of great illustrations and social history gems that will make you a Baker Street aficionado. (I was lukewarm about the author until I discovered this volume)I would love to find an annotation edition for all of the classics.

    • I last read the Holmes books as a child. So after reading the first couple of novels on my DS I decided to purchase the Annotated versions. It took several months to get through as these two contain all 56 original short stories along with an untold number of annotations. The annotations definitely added to my knowledge of Holmes arcana as well as that of Victorian England. While not for everyone, anyone who has read and enjoyed the Holmes books will enjoy these.

    • Decided to take on the reading of the complete canon of Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes and Dr. James Watson. I'm very glad to have done so via the annotated versions (this is the first of three volumes). The annotated versions allow you to understand archaic Victorian terms and context of the stories - which is incredibly handy and makes thorough understanding of the stories possible. I can't wait to start on volume 2!

    • Finally. Finished.The annotations are worth the price as a whole, totally. Despite the original writings being filled with racistic, nationalistic, anti-feministic and insane values, The Canon is still enjoyable, if one is able to see past these things. It's a brilliant collection, and I firmly recommend it. "The Case-book of Sherlock Holmes" is a bit dodgy as it's written at the very end of The Canon, when Conan Doyle basically wanted to stop writing about Holmes, which is very evident.

    • Are you a complete nerd? Do you read detective stories and come away confused by the details, wondering just what all of Holmes' offhand comments meant in the vernacular, and where they originated? Do you care that Conan Doyle made hundreds, nay, thousands of little, tiny, meaningless mistakes in his novels? This is the annotated collection for you, chum!

    • If you like the Sherlock stories then this is a very good book to read them from, it is filled with a biography of Arthur C Doyle, tidbits and explanations of things that were once common knowledge and time lines and time line errors. It is also filled with many illustrations from the various publications.

    • The rating is for the edition not the stories. There's something gloriously nuts about it. Take a fictional character, pretend he's real, and then argue over ways of sorting out the discrepancies. The stories stand alone, but the annotations are worth the price of entry. And the amount of odd information that gets thrown up would keep the average trivia fanatic happy for months.

    • If you've never read the Sherlock Holmes canon this is NOT the place to start. You're better off going with a more portable, straightforward edition without all the notes. But if you're a hardcore fan this is an awesome book. You'll be amazed at the attention to detail and the contortions the editors go to make some sort of continuity ouf of Conan Doyle's stories.

    • I don't actually own thes books, so I check them out of the library EVERY time I am home. They're pretty much the definitive Sherlock Holmes texts. Not only do they have notes on the historical details, but readers are also exposed to the wide variety of Sherlockian theories, ranging from analysis of the story-telling, contradicting details, and speculation regarding untold tales.

    • Awesome!! As a dedicated Sherlockian I cannot recomend this set high enough.The research alone that went into these 3 volumes must have taken years. Not to mention the stories themselves. There are very few books ever written that people still read for pleasure that are this old. I give this twelve stars out of five.

    • Fantastic presentation of favourite stories. I was perhaps looking for a bit more depth to the annotations as there's too much explanation of things which are obvious to UK inhabitants. I was hoping for a bit of cross-referencing of stories, theories etc.Still, I'll read this edition again and again. Now to save up for volume 3 - the novels.

    • The stories and illustrations are great. The annotations, from the universe of "Holmes was real, Watson really wrote the stories, and Conan Doyle" well, I can't remember what Conan Doyle's supposed role in all this was, but the annotations are twisted.

    • yes, i did read all of these. all of them. from an earlier publication though that my grandfather had given me. I loved them then, and I'm sure i'd feel the same way now if i ever find the time to read them again.

    • wonderful. and don't let the size and depth put you off. this, as well as the longer stories volume, are fun and exciting and interesting reads from front to back. I also keep these books by the side of my desk as i pick them up all the time.

    • I learned so much about Sir Arthur Conan Dowle and Sherlock Holmes in a 1 credit course I took during my freshman year at Drexel. The professor really made the stories come alive for us and the class discussions were awesome.

    • It had its good portions, it had its weird portions, it had its genuinely awesome portions - and its truly heartwarming portions and its comedic parts.Ta-da!(N.B Technically I have read the Adventures in another book a few weeks ago and the second volume of this itself yesterday).

    • I haven't read every story in these volumes, but I have read the majority. Of the ones I've read, the majority are extremely clever and engaging. A minority lean toward tedious or boring, but they can be easily overlooked.

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