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, featuring his fictional detective Sherlock Holmes. It was first published on 14 October 1892; the individual stories had been serialised in The Strand Magazine between July 1891 and June 1892. The stories are not in chronological order, and the only characters common to all twelve are Holmes and Dr. Watson. The stories 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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Sherlock Holmes5 star

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


Adventures of Sherlock Holmes4 star

A new twist at every corner. Short stories, always with a surprizing ending! 45

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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


Good ole Sherlock5 star

I've always heard how good theses stories are, but never took the time to read them. The stylistic writing of the time, the density of the story, and the persistence with which they are revealed are better than any crime novel out there. Hats off to Arthur Conan Doyle 55

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

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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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