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The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes [PDF / Epub] ✪ The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes ☆ Arthur Conan Doyle – This Top Five Classics edition of THE MEMOIRS OF SHERLOCK HOLMES includes • More than 60 original illustrations by Sidney Paget • An Introduction • Author biography and bibliography Could it be This Top Five Classics of Sherlock Epub ß edition of The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes includes • More than original illustrations by Sidney Paget • An Introduction • Author biography and bibliography Could it be that Sherlock Holmes has finally met his match in the villainous Professor Moriarty uite possibly The only way to know for certain is to read the climactic story “The Final Problem” from this collection of Sherlock Holmes tales In this second compilation of stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle following The Memoirs PDF/EPUB ² The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes we learn about Holmes’ first ever investigation in “The Gloria Scott”; meet his older smarter and fatter and lazier brother Mycroft; and are introduced to the most evil criminal mastermind in English literature Professor Moriarty Including all twelve stories that originally appeared in the Strand Magazine The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes contains some of the greatest mysteries the world’s greatest detective and Dr Watson ever encountered.

About the Author: Arthur Conan Doyle

Charles Altamont Doyle a of Sherlock Epub ß talented illustrator was born in England of Irish descent and his mother born Mary Foley was Irish They were married in 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 The Memoirs PDF/EPUB ² Conan as his godfatherAt 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 From to he studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh This reuired 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 Memoirs of Sherlock PDF ✓ 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 In Conan Doyle married Louisa or Louise Hawkins known as Touie She suffered from tuberculosis and died on July The following year he married Jean Elizabeth Leckie whom he had first met and fallen in love with in 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 June Conan Doyle fathered five children Two with his first wife—Mary Louise January – June and Arthur Alleyne Kingsley known as Kingsley November – October With his second wife he had three children—Denis Percy Stewart March – March second husband in of Georgian Princess Nina Mdivani circa – February ; former sister in law of Barbara Hutton; Adrian Malcolm November – June and Jean Lena Annette December – November Conan Doyle was found clutching his chest in the hall of Windlesham his house in Crowborough East Sussex on July He had died of a heart attack at age 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 readsSTEEL 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 and It now stands empty while conservationists and Conan Doyle fans fight to preserve itA statue honours Conan Doyle at Crowborough Cross in Crowborough where Conan Doyle lived for years There is also a statue of Sherlock Holmes in Picardy Place Edinburgh close to the house where Conan Doyle was bornSeries.

10 thoughts on “The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

  1. Jayson Jayson says:

    A 85% | Extraordinary Notes Wherein Sherlock Holmes is given backstory and greater dimension while the stories get darker and complex

  2. Beata Beata says:

    Mr Fry is a genius of interpretation

  3. Olivia-Savannah Roach Olivia-Savannah Roach says:

    I enjoyed this short story collection but I refuse to rate it higher than ‘okay’ because it must be penalised for the one incredibly racist short story included in the collection My jaw actually dropped while listening to that one which is a phenomenon in itself as I’m not very expressive when readinglistening to books There were also some fatphobic descriptions which were simply awful I want to start with emphasising those thingsThat aside most of the mysteries in this one were pretty good I felt like they did a good job of showing Sherlock as human We get to see some cases that baffled him and others where he had to put himself at risk in order to solve the crime But don’t get it twisted – we definitely get to see him as the genius he is often than not We get to meet Mycroft and seeing Sherlock interact with him humanised him than any of the other novels and collections have I also really liked seeing him and Watson work together when solving cases It was bittersweet to see their friendship change and morph over time and then everything that happened at the end of the collectionOverall not a bad short story collection but the racism and fatphobia really did detract from my full enjoymentThis review and others can originally be found on Olivia's Catastrophe

  4. Adrian Adrian says:

    This is just a wonderful to me walk down memory lane re living and re experiencing some of the most iconic Holmes stories ever written by Sir ArthThis book contains such gems as The Musgrave Ritual Silver Blaze The Resident Patient The fabulous Greek Interpreter πολι καλά and of course the amazing emotional fatal The Final ProblemThe Final Problem what can one say I almost had tears in my eyes as view spoiler the letter arrives for Watson to return to the Hotel I'm shouting at the book its fake don't leave Sherlock on his own its a trap but as ever he rushes back and we all know the conseuences hide spoiler

  5. Terry Terry says:

    Another series of the adventures of Sherlock Holmes as reported by his faithful biographer Dr Watson and it becomes clearer than ever that the real draw of these stories is the fascinating character of Holmes himself The mysteries are secondary to the enjoyment though many of them do prove to have distinct elements of interest otherwise why would the great detective have bothered himself about them? but it really is in observing the fascinating character of Holmes himself that the reader is immersed in them Indeed this collection provides a rare treat for the reader in that we learn about the detective and his early life and connections than has previously been the case Thus it was that some of the most interesting stories here for me at least were those that hearkened back to Holmes’ youth and showed us the man he was and in which we can see the seeds of the man he would come to beThe first of these in this book is “The Adventure of the Gloria Scott” – The primary interest in this tale comes from the glimpse it gives us to Holmes’ first ‘case’ though the following tale “The Musgrave Ritual” is really better classified as his first actual case since the Gloria Scott comes across as an intriguing mystery to which Holmes is largely a spectator and the impetus for his decision to become a detective We also get a glimpse at Holmes’ college days and of the only friend he made there and thus far in the stories the only friend at all that he seems to have ever had aside from Watson Finally this tale gives us a glimpse of a young Holmes still capable of emotion and surprise to the point that he cries out in horror at certain circumstances that in later tales would have left little other than a wry smile and remark of interest on his lipsAs noted above “The Musgrave Ritual” provides us with a look at what could probably be considered Holmes’ first real case in which another University acuaintance of Holmes’ comes to him based on his youthful reputation with an apparently insoluble puzzle that revolves around the man’s lothario butler and a bizarre family tradition Holmes of course breaks the case and takes no small relish in recounting the strange tale of an event “done prematurely before my biographer had come to glorify me” to his friend Watson“The Greek Interpreter” continues in our discovery of the details of the mysterious past of Sherlock Holmes as we discover he actually does have a family and did not as might seem likely spring from the brow of Zeus full grown We in fact meet his older brother Mycroft a man even withdrawn from normal human society than his brother but who also seems to possess even greater observational powers a fact that leaves both Watson and the reader shocked to say the least It was indeed uite amusing to see the two siblings spar with each other each vying to outdo the other’s seemingly gnomic observations upon two strangers viewed from a window and each gently chiding and correcting the other This scene nothing a game of one upmanship between brothers does an excellent job at both making Sherlock seem human at the same time that it exemplifies the peculiarity of his abilities and his subseuent estrangement from other ‘normal’ people I also wondered in passing whether the germ for Nero Wolfe was planted in the mind of Rex Stout upon reading Sherlock’s comment about his brother “If the art of the detective began and ended in reasoning from an arm chair my brother would be the greatest criminal agent that ever lived” All that is needed is Archie Goodwin to do the foot work a brownstone in New York and we’re off to the racesThe Memoirs even show a bizarrely puckish aspect to Holmes’ personality when in the second to last tale “The Naval Treaty” Holmes plays a practical joke for his own amusement at the expense of the nerves of his already rattled clientsomething strange indeed though perhaps not altogether out of character given Holmes’ obvious desire to showboat and his distinct streak of misanthropyOther tales in the volume that were of interest “The Crooked Man” which I found to be a rather affecting tale of retribution in the face of personal tragedy and “The Yellow Face” which at the same time that it displayed some suicky elements of racism and abandonment still managed to rise above them and display a story of ultimate familial devotion and personal loveOf course one can’t leave off discussion of this volume without making mention of “The Final Problem” the story in which Holmes’ greatest adversary Moriarty the Napoleon of Crime is born Doyle had grown weary of the public clamour for tales of his peerless sleuth and decided it was time to end it so that he could concentrate on other characters and stories Well as it turns out this was not to be but what resulted was an exciting tale in which Holmes finds himself pitted against the greatest adversary of his voluminous career After months of playing cat and mouse with Moriarty and his insidious league of crime Holmes finally has gathered the pieces he needs to crush the vast criminal organization and its most dangerous leader Moriarty of course is not likely to take such a possibility lying down and thus we have a final chase across London and Switzerland that ends in view spoileran off screen and thus retcon able death for both Holmes and his adversary hide spoiler

  6. Werner Werner says:

    June 7 2019This is Doyle's second collection of canonical Sherlock Holmes stories containing a dozen tales originally published in The Strand magazine between Dec 1892 and Nov 1893 It's included in an omnibus volume of Holmes books that my wife gave me several years ago The Original Illustrated Sherlock Holmes which is enhanced by all of the original black and white drawings by gifted artist Sidney Paget I've recently begun using it to dip into when I'm between other reads; so in this installment I'll review only the four stories I've read so farOf these four I'd actually already read three of them elsewhere before starting this book These are The Adventure of the Stockbroker's Clerk which is included in Great English Short Stories though I didn't comment on it in detail in my review of that anthology and which is actually difficult to comment on without a spoiler; The Adventure of the Musgrave Ritual the antiuarian flavor of which built around a strange centuries old family tradition make it one of my favorites in the Holmes corpus; and The Adventure of the Final Problem The latter story is the only one Doyle wrote in which Prof Moriarty actually appears he's alluded to in The Valley of Fear As well read Holmes fans already know it's also very pivotal in the history of the Holmes canon but no spoilers here So the only newly read selection here is The Adventure of Silver Blaze This one involves the disappearance of a race horse favored to win a major race; and though many Holmes stories don't involve murder this case is one that comes with a corpse I did not figure out the solution though of course it seems pretty obvious once Holmes explains it and the racing milieu might appeal to Dick Francis fans I haven't read any of his work myself but my wife has More laterJune 23 2019This afternoon I finished the remaining stories in this collection All of them embody the characteristic features of the author's Holmes fiction challenging intellectual puzzles that present opportunities for pure deductive reasoning a satisfying period ambiance human drama sometimes with exotic features and the comfortable Holmes Watson interaction While I won't comment on all of them individually the titular box in The Adventure of the Cardboard Box mailed to a respectable and demure middle aged spinster draws the reader in immediately with its grisly contents two severed human ears I'd read this one as a kid since I recognized some of the dialogue in the beginning; but I'd otherwise forgotten it completely The Adventure of the Yellow Face was my favorite here; it's also a rare Holmes tale in which the great detective's theory of the case proves to be wrong that's no spoiler since Watson tells us so in the first paragraph In The Adventure of the 'Gloria Scott' Doyle looks back into Sherlock's college days to recount his first brush with the world of crime Mycroft Holmes Sherlock's observant and analytical brother is introduced in The Adventure of the Greek Interpreter in the original canon I believe he only appears here and in one other story Finally The Adventure of the Naval Treaty is one of a few Holmes cases that involve high stakes for British national interestsWith critics who disparage genre fiction as if general or mainstream fiction wasn't a genre of its own it's axiomatic that mysteries for instance don't address serious philosophical issues Of course mystery readers know that bringing characters face to face with issues of good and evil crime and punishment extremes of human moral behavior with serious stakes is uniuely apt to suggest uestions about right and wrong meaning and purpose in the universe and theodicy to say nothing of social and psychological uestions True Holmes doesn't often wax explicitly philosophical And when he does he's apt to prompt readers to ask themselves the uestions rather than to pose answers But the former is something that the best of serious fiction does I'll close with a couple of uotesWhat object is served by this cycle of misery and violence and fear? It must tend to some end or else our universe is ruled by chance which is unthinkable But what end? There is the great standing perennial problem to which human reason is as far from an answer as everThere is nothing in which deduction is so necessary as in religion Our highest assurance of the goodness of Providence seems to me to rest in the flowers All other things our powers our desires our food are really necessary for our existence But this rose is an extra Its smell and its colour are an embellishment of life not a condition of it It is only goodness which gives extras and so I say again that we have much to hope from the flowers

  7. Charles van Buren Charles van Buren says:

    The second original collectionReview of free Kindle editionA Public Domain BookThis second collection of Sherlock Holmes stories was published in 1893 but the publication date is sometimes listed as 1894 The 12 stories in this collection appear in the same order as they were published in The Strand Magazine except that the first British edition did not include The Adventure of the Cardboard Box though it was in the first US edition Later US editions also omitted the story Apparently Conan Doyle reuested the omission I haven't found a conclusive reason for this but it may have been because the plot contains adultery which Conan Doyle may have felt to be unsuitable for children Which of course begs the uestion of why he wrote and published it that way in the first place This free Kindle edition has the following storiesAdventure I Silver Blaze Adventure II The Yellow Face Adventure III The Stock Broker's Clerk Adventure IV The Gloria Scott Adventure V The Musgrave Ritual Adventure VI The Reigate Puzzle Adventure VII The Crooked Man Adventure VIII The Resident Patient Adventure IX The Greek Interpreter Adventure X The Naval Treaty Adventure XI The Final ProblemJust as with many editions The Adventure of the Cardboard Box has been omitted Doyle intended this to be the last collection of Holmes stories as he was already planning Holmes' demise and exit from literature He was persuaded to write what would have been the penultimate Holmes adventure The Hound of the Baskervilles before killing off Holmes in 'The Final Problem As we now know like the reported death of Mark Twain the story of Holmes' death was greatly exaggerated and Holmes returned in triumph never to leave us again as the world wide popularity of the Holmes adventures appears likely to live on into the distant futureNote that both and GoodReads apparently combine reviews and ratings of different editions which do not contain the same stories

  8. K.D. Absolutely K.D. Absolutely says:

    After reading Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s first set of 12 stories called “adventures” comes is the second set of 11 stories called “memoirs” I don’t know why when these stories follow the same pattern and style as those “adventures” I read that these stories were originally published individually in 1894 in a British magazine Strand Maybe it was just the way of grouping these short stories Silver Blaze John Straker tries to drug the horse Silver Blaze so he can bet against him and win a lot of money to finance his mistress Holmes solves the case by checking the behavior of other animals in the barn Nothing remarkable here 2 starsThe Yellow Face Jack is black Effie is white They have Lucy who is black Jack dies and Effie marries John Effie hides Lucy because she is black to John No crime for Holmes to solve Looks like just a story on racism and not your typical Sherlock Holmes 2 starsThe Stock broker’s Clerk Two brothers trying to fool a job applicant A story similar to the previous ones where an undesirable person is eliminated so that the crime can be committed uite a good story to read even if there is no big action I liked this one 3 starsThe “Gloria Scott” This story seems not to follow the usual format a customer comes to Holmes and Watson they investigate there is a cover up they employ the power of deduction the crime is unfolded the situation is rectified In this story only the power of deduction is used and everything is flashback memory? I liked the fact that there is variation in this collection and of course the plot is very interesting Gloria Scott here is the name of the ship 3 starsMusgrave Ritual Very interesting plot It also deviates from the usual Watson telling the story This is the story within the story frame tale where Holmes is the narrator recounting a story that happened before If I understood this correctly this is one of the first story where he used his power of deduction and that incident is very interesting because of the oak 3 starsThe Raigate Puzzle A coachman William Kirwan is found dead murdered holding a piece of paper with some notes appearing on it Holmes an expert in handwriting deduces that those notes have been from two men The plot is tight and stimulates thinking Well told 3 starsThe Crooked Man Holmes asks Watson to get his opinion regarding the death of a man where the prime suspect is his wife The way the crime was put in the open is not really new but maybe during that time it was so this should be okay 2 starsThe Resident Patient Doctor Trevelyan is offered by Blessington good lifestyle in exchange of the professional fees that the doctor gets from his practice and by default Blessington becomes Trevelyan’s resident patient Then when the doctor meets another patient the whole scheme becomes uestionable uite interesting for me 3 stars The Greek Interpreter This is where Holmes’ elder brother makes a debut appearance Mycroft also has those great observation skills and power of deduction that Holmes has It’s just that he does not have the energy so he Mycroft consult Holmes regarding his neighbor Mr Melas the Greek interpreter Melas is invited to translate a document but when he arrives in the house of his client he sees that the windows are papered so the suspicion begins and the plot thickens I liked this one too 3 starsThe Naval Treaty An important naval treaty is found to be missing in the office of Mr Percy Phelps an old schoolmate of Watson The document is taken when he was out taking some coffee The story is a long one with each suspect and hisher possible motive is analyzed This one made me want to become a detective Very good analysis 4 starsThe Final Problem The story that introduces Holmes’ arch enemy and greatest opponent the criminal mastermind Professor Mortiarty The 2011 film Sherlock Holmes A Game of Shadows is based in part on this short story It ends with Holmes and Moriarty plummeting into the falls and Watson is shown writing the final sentences of The Final Problem on his typewriter Very engaging story and I can’t wait to get a copy of the film so I can watch it myself What a nice way to end this collection 5 starsAt some point in my reading it became boring I noticed that some of the stories became formulaic I thought what's the use of completing the canon when the reading is no longer enjoyable and becoming a chore? However the last two stories recapped the collection uite well So I am off to the third collection of his short stories called The Return of Sherlock Holmes Again I am not sure why these are grouped as return Did he rest from writing and came back by publishing these stories in series? But that is not important the stories are nice to read

  9. Piyangie Piyangie says:

    The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes presents a collection of cases of our ingenious detective Sherlock Holmes chronicled by his ever loyal friend and at times assistant Dr Watson This consists of eleven cases where Sherlock Holmes's ingenuity is skillfully demonstrated According to my enjoyment of the cases the ratings ranged between 3 to 5 stars except one which for some unfortunate reason I didn't enjoy much The Silver Blaze The Naval Treaty The Final Problem The Musgrave Ritual The Raigate Puzzle The Greek Interpreter The Yellow Face The Crooked Man The Stockbroker's Clerk The Resident Patient and Gloria Scott This collection of cases too like all others I've read thus far shows Holmes's extraordinary analytical skill power of observation and his exceptional ability to disguise himself In all these capacities Sherlock Holmes never ceases to surprise us Though he is fictional I have always admired and respected this extraordinary man as if he was a real living being However this particular set of cases drew me very close to Sherlock Perhaps I even fell in love with him for when his end came which not in my wildest dreams I thought possible for he was immortal to me I cried like a child PS A day is gone by but I still can't believe what I read He cannot really die can he? God help me I need time to recover

  10. Aishu Rehman Aishu Rehman says:

    The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of short stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle that had originally been published in the Strand Magazine Much like we like to watch our favorite shows with a new episode every week the Strand published these stories and fans couldn't get enough Readers not unlike fans today wanted to have a marathon so Doyle published collections allowing them to binge out on their favorite detective This is the second Sherlock Holmes collection and at the time it was thought to be the last At the end of the stories Holmes fights Moriarty to the death as they fall from the edge of a cliff into a waterfall The fandom was strong however and Doyle would eventually succumb to the pressure and bring Sherlock back

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