The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle is a collected edition of detective/crime mystery short stories. British private investigator Sherlock Holmes has been an iconic character and his adventures written by Conan Doyle are now considered classics works. This bundle consists of 13 stories first released between 1903 and 1904, before it finally collected in a single book in for the first time in 1905.
Stories included in The Return of Sherlock Holmes:
- The Adventure of the Empty House
- The Adventure of the Norwood Builder
- The Adventure of the Dancing Men
- The Adventure of the Solitary Cyclist
- The Adventure of the Priory School
- The Adventure of Black Peter
- The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton
- The Adventure of the Six Napoleons
- The Adventure of the Three Students
- The Adventure of the Golden Pince-Nez
- The Adventure of the Missing Three-Quarter
- The Adventure of the Abbey Grange
- The Adventure of the Second Stain
The stories in this book are the continuation of the previously released The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes.
Cover and Details of The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle (PDF)
- Title: The Return of Sherlock Holmes
- Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
- Publisher: Oxford University Press
- Date Published: October 28, 1993
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0192123173
- ISBN-13: 9780192123176
Summary of the Book
The Return of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of 13 Sherlock Holmes stories, originally published in 1903-1904, by Arthur Conan Doyle. This was the first Holmes collection since 1893, when Holmes had “died” in The Final Problem. Having published The Hound of the Baskervilles in 1901-1902 (although setting it before Holmes’ death) Doyle came under intense pressure to revive his famous character. The first story is set in 1894 and has Holmes returning in London and explaining the period from 1891-94, a period called “The Great Hiatus” by Sherlockian enthusiasts. Also of note is Watson’s statement in the last story of the cycle that Holmes has retired, and forbids him to publish any more stories.
Reviews of The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
After Doyle said he would no longer write about his famous consulting detective, one might reasonably expect the quality of his stories to go down after he returned to them (due to popular demand), but I didn’t find that the case (pun unintended). Yes, some of the elements are a bit overfamiliar by now, but fans expected those, and without them Holmes and Watson are not themselves.
At the end of this collection, Watson says Sherlock no longer wants his stories to be published now that he has retired to the country. He wants no more publicity and to be left in peace. Poor Doyle. (by Teresa, goodreads.com)
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