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«Историю эту можно в равной мере назвать как трагедией, так и комедией. В результате ее один человек лишился рассудка, второму – вашему покорному слуге – досталось небольшое «кровопускание», третий угодил за решетку. И все же у нее есть и комическая сторона. Впрочем, судите сами.Я могу указать точную дату случившегося, ибо все это произошло в тот месяц, когда Холмс отказался от дворянского звания, пожалованного ему за услуги, которые, быть может, еще будут описаны. Пока я об этом упоминаю лишь вскользь: положение партнера и доверенного лица вынуждает меня остерегаться малейшей нескромности. Но, повторяю, именно этот факт позволяет мне установить дату: самый конец июня тысяча девятьсот второго года, вскоре после окончания Бурской войны. Холмс несколько дней не вставал с постели, – с ним это часто бывало. Однако в то утро он вышел из спальни, держа в руке большой исписанный лист бумаги; в строгих серых глазах Холмса плясали веселые искорки...»
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Since his first appearance in Beeton’s Christmas Annual in 1887, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes has been one of the most beloved fictional characters ever created. Now, in one eBook, Bantam Classics presents all fifty-six short stories and four novels featuring Conan Doyle’s classic hero—a truly complete collection of Sherlock Holmes’s adventures in crime!

Volume I includes the early novel A Study in Scarlet, which introduced the eccentric genius of Sherlock Holmes to the world. This baffling murder mystery, with the cryptic word Rache written in blood, first brought Holmes together with Dr. John Watson. Next, The Sign of Four presents Holmes’s famous “seven percent solution” and the strange puzzle of Mary Morstan in the quintessential locked-room mystery. Also included are Holmes’s feats of extraordinary deception in such famous cases as the chilling “The Adventure of the Speckled Band,” the baffling riddle of “The Musgrave Ritual,” and the ingeniously plotted “The Five Orange Pips.”

Volume II begins with The Hound of Baskervilles, a haunting novel of murder on eerie Grimpen Moor, which has rightly earned its reputation as the finest murder mystery ever written. The Valley of Fear matches Holmes against his archenemy, the master of imaginative crime, Professor Moriarty. In addition, the loyal Dr. Watson has faithfully recorded Holmes’s feats of extraordinary detection in such famous cases as the thrilling “The Adventure of the Red Circle,” Holmes’s tragic and fortunately premature farewell in “The Final Problem,” and the twelve baffling adventures from The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes.

Conan Doyle’s incomparable tales bring to life a Victorian England of horse-drawn cabs, fogs, and the famous lodgings at 221 B Baker Street, where for more than forty years Sherlock Holmes earned his undisputed reputation as the greatest fictional detective of all time.


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