The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is a compilation of twelve short Sherlock Holmes detective stories.

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Arthur Conan Doyle Summary

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of twelve short stories by Arthur Conan Doyle, first published on 14 October 1892. It contains the earliest short stories featuring the consulting detective Sherlock Holmes, which had been published in twelve monthly issues of The Strand Magazine from July 1891 to June 1892. The stories are collected in the same sequence, which is not supported by any fictional chronology. The only characters common to all twelve are Holmes and Dr. Watson and all are related in first-person narrative from Watson's point of view. In general the stories in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes identify, and try to correct, social injustices. Holmes is portrayed as offering a new, fairer sense of justice. The stories were well received, and boosted the subscriptions figures of The Strand Magazine, prompting Doyle to be able to demand more money for his next set of stories. The first story, "A Scandal in Bohemia", includes the character of Irene Adler, who, despite being featured only within this one story by Doyle, is a prominent character in modern Sherlock Holmes adaptations, generally as a love interest for Holmes. Doyle included four of the twelve stories from this collection in his twelve favourite Sherlock Holmes stories, picking "The Adventure of the Speckled Band" as his overall favourite...

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Loved it!5 star

I’m usually a slow reader, but I finished this book only in a few days, while for others it would take weeks. The interesting, splendidly woven tales of mystery really snatched all my attention, and I haven’t read any of the longer tales written by Doyle yet, but I definitely will! Really recommend it! 55


Good book5 star

Good book 55


Sherlock Holmes5 star

I loved this book so much that I couldn’t stop reading the sample! 55

alyssa lee peyton

I hate it1 star

To me it was really boring and I always reAd ahead in 12 grade history 15


Good book.5 star

Some of the adventures were hard to get into but over all it was a good book. I am reading the classics and I considered this one of them. Enjoy!! 55

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Yum5 star

It was a good book it also tasted good 55


Brilliant!5 star

I love Sherlock Holmes and was ecstatic to find I could download my favourite Sherlock stories for free! Love it! 55


Hot5 star

Sexy 😜😜😜😜😜😜😜😜 55


Bored3 star

Bored bored bored 35

Queen Karma

Sherlock Holmes5 star

This book was very good but a bit too long for me 55


Thanks5 star

It is an amazing book I would recommend it to anyone who likes mysteries 55


Nice to read.3 star

It is a remarkable book, although, I find it hard to understand and or follow. 35

Frank 1111

The adventures of Sherlock Homes5 star

I enjoyed this book very much, short story's but a part of Sherlock Homes I did not know. Very well written it keep me wanting to read more. 55


Sherlock Holmes at his best!5 star

These are the short stories of some of Holmes's strange, outlandish, and entertaining cases. 55


Boring Sherlock1 star

Shermlock is so boring. All he does is investigate. He also likes importers and fake stuff. 15


The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes5 star

A fascinating and truly entertaining read. Great personalities are in this book. Watson and Holmes solve a case each chapter without it being dry at all. 55


Hard1 star

Way to hard for me to follow :( 15


Badly worded1 star

I would not recommend this book to anyone unless they have a high professors degree in college who could actually understand that? 15

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Sherlock Holmes4 star

I did not even read it 45

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