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The Return of Sherlock Holmes

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The Return of Sherlock Holmes

by DOYLE, SIR ARTHUR CONAN

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New York: New York: Book of the Month Club, 1994. Book of the Month Club, 1994. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Reissue. Hardcover. Fine book in fine dj.

Synopsis

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh in 1859. After nine years in Jesuit schools, he went to Edinburgh University, receiving a degree in medicine in 1881. He then became an eye specialist in Southsea, with a distressing lack of success. Hoping to augment his income, he wrote his first story, A Study in Scarlet . His detective, Sherlock Holmes, was modeled in part after Dr. Joseph Bell of the Edinburgh Infirmary, a man with spectacular powers of observation, analysis, and inference. Conan Doyle may have been influenced also by his admiration for the neat plots of Gaboriau and for Poe’s detective, M. Dupin. After several rejections, the story was sold to a British publisher for £25, and thus was born the world’s best-known and most-loved fictional detective. Fifty-nine more Sherlock Holmes adventures followed. Once, wearying of Holmes, his creator killed him off, but was forced by popular demand to resurrect him. Sir Arthur— he had been knighted for this defense of the British cause in his The Great Boer War— became an ardent Spiritualist after the death of his son Kingsley, who had been wounded at the Somme in World War I. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle died in Sussex in 1930.

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Seller
Thomas Books US (US)
Seller's Inventory #
3010574
Title
The Return of Sherlock Holmes
Author
DOYLE, SIR ARTHUR CONAN
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Fine
Jacket condition
Fine
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
New York: Book of the Month Club, 1994. Book of the Month Club
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1994
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About Thomas Books

Welcome to Thomas Books. We are professional booksellers in business for over 25 years. All of our books are guaranteed to be in the condition described and all autographs are guaranteed to be authentic. Dust jackets are covered in a clear, mylar protector. All items are subject to prior sale.

Domestic shipping via USPS Media Mail is $1.00 per book. Shipping is extra on all orders shipped via other carriers and shipping methods.

All domestic orders shipped through the US Postal Service include tracking. All hardcover and most paperback books are bubble-wrapped, then packed and shipped in a new, well-padded box.

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