Las aventuras de Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock Holmes, #3)
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Las aventuras de Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock Holmes #3)

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These are the first of the Sherlock Holmes short stories, originally published as single stories in the Strand Magazine from July 1891 to June 1892. The book was published in England on 14 October 1892 by George Newnes Ltd and in a US Edition on 15 October by Harper. The initial combined print run was 14,500 copies.
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Trevor
I’ve been listening to Sherlock Holmes stories in the car and think I’m going to go through and listen to all of them now. I’ve started with The Adventures and have enjoyed it immensely.

There must have been any number of psychological studies performed on Mr Holmes. There is, of course, that wonderful line by Borges in his lectures on Verse in which he says that he believes in the Character of Sherlock Holmes without actually believing in any of the stories in which that character appears. That...more
Namratha
To have a slight measure of the pleasant chills that race up and down your spine when you delve into a meaty Holmes mystery, do read the introduction passage by Mark Gatiss (co-creator of BBC Entertainment’s Sherlock). Amidst a host of admirable emotions, Gatiss’ one nostalgic paragraph captured my fancy.

It goes thusly,
“I’d never read any of the original stories until one fateful Saturday when, recovering from German measles, I was given a treat : a trip to WH Smith, and the purchase of any
...more
russell barnes
It's the end of the world and Watson and Holmes, on the cusp of having their brilliant lives snuffed out by the impending doom decide their simmering sexual tension can go no further.
As they remove their clothes, Watson turns around to see Holmes brandishing a tub of Lemon Curd.
"Holmes!" Watson exclaims, "I know what we're about to do goes against God's nature, but what in the name of all that is Holy are you doing with that breakfast condiment?"
To which Holmes replied, "Lemon entry my dear Wats...more
Paul
Sherlock Holmes is one of the great characters of literature - who can resist the aloof arrogance and limitless self-satisfaction which stems from that intellectual superiority with which he squishes all the dodgy baronets and rum foreign coves that turn up in the mysteries presented to him by the clients who never fail, when recounting their tangled tales, to speak in perfect paragraphs full of precisely recollected speech in a style exactly like a Conan Doyle story? I love the love story betwe...more
K.D. Absolutely
May 21, 2012 K.D. Absolutely rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to K.D. by: GR-TFG 100 Favorite Books (2011 edition)
A Scandal in Bohemia (3 stars) Wilhelm Gottsreich Sigismond von Ormstein, King of Bohemia is arranged to marry the daughter of the King of Scandinavia but he loves another girl. Irene Alder. Entertaining. Fast-paced. I love the disguises!

The Red-Headed League (3 stars) Mr. Jabez Wilson has an apprentice in his pawnshop whose name is Mr. Vincent Spaulding. One day, Spaulding recruits his boss to the association of people with red hair to copy encyclopedia, Very funny storyline. I love the twist!

A...more
Kelly
Dec 30, 2009 Kelly rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: all Sherlock Holmes or mystery fans
So, I volunteer at a library, in what the librarians call the "Popular Library," which consists of the area with the DVDs, music CDs and of course, the audiobooks. The majority of the titles in the audiobook section are romance novels. It struck me as a hilarious idea, and indeed, each of the audiobooks I've stuck in the CD player they have there to listen to for a few minutes has borne that out. Romance novel dialogue is barely okay on the page- can you imagine all that "Oh, FABIO, your gorgeou...more
Jason Koivu
Gotta love the old-school dash!

Arthur Conan Doyle created such an intriguing vehicle for his mystery stories in the figure of Sherlock Holmes, a man almost inhuman, nearly robotic in his exacting speech and actions, so much so that the reader longs for and grasps on to the minute human aspects (a hint of carnal desire, for example) on the fleeting instances they appear.

In story after tightly wound story intelligence and rational thought wins the day. But before it gets all too academic, Conan Do...more
Jonathan

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes were the first Sherlock Holmes stories I ever read. I fell in love with the style and atmosphere of these stories, eight or so years ago, and never bothered to re-read until now. Having re-read, I see that there are key elements of the stories which slipped past my younger self.

For instance, the fact that - for his time - Arthur Conan Doyle wrote in ways that were a touch more shocking. To us, he may still seem very dated, his moral codes part of his era. Yet th...more
Camille Stein


Pinacotheca Holmesiana / The Adventure of the Engineer’s Thumb / Illustration by Sidney Paget - http://ow.ly/ubT5m


Si pudiéramos salir volando por la ventana, cogidos de la mano, sobrevolar esta gran ciudad, levantar con cuidado los tejados y espiar todas las cosas raras que pasan, las extrañas coincidencias, las intrigas, los engaños, los prodigiosos encadenamientos de circunstancias que se extienden de generación en generación y acaban conduciendo a los resultados más extravagantes, nos parece...more
Franky
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes features twelve stories that were originally released in a serial format in Strand magazine. What this collection offers is a great look into the character of Holmes as a master of solving what seems to be the unsolvable: puzzling crimes, murders, mistaken identities and generally mysterious circumstances. Doyle really sets the bar and precedent for the detective genre with Holmes as his lead. Many mysteries in contemporary film and book have been influenced in...more
Mohammed
I read the short stories are better form for the series and reading the often excellent stories in this collection i would say the same thing. The first two novels i liked storytelling wise but was not overly impressed by his prose,writing style,the two characters. In these stories the writing is crisp,more focused,expressive.

There are two reasons i think this series is great read and still important works in the field.
I especially enjoy the way the narratives imbue the tales with the milieu of...more
Amy
So far this collection of short stories has been marvelous.

"Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb" was a gruesome little gem illustrating the strange comic stoicism of British gentlemen.

"A case of identity" was a cruel little plot and I guessed this one! I was so proud of myself. I figured out who the ne'er-do-well was when the client first presented the facts.

"Noble Bachelor" was another one that I had an inkling about from the beginning, I just didn't know who or how.

I'm finishing up "The Five Ora...more
Dante
The stories were very interesting, and I enjoyed most of them. But, I don't know, I didn't find them very satisfying. Maybe I am not really a fan of short stories? Perhaps I'll enjoy the Sherlock Holmes novels more.

There are twelve short stories in this collection. They are a selection of some of the interesting cases recorded by Dr. Watson which he and his friend Sherlock Holmes handled in the latter's career.

A rough sketch of the stories (Spoiler alert!)

A Scandal in Bohemia

The King of Bohemia...more
Karla (Mossy Love Grotto)
Unabridged audiobook, narrated by Derek Jacobi.

No wonder I could never really get into the stories on paper. The mysteries themselves are simple and Holmes' methodology is way too neat and tidy, but in a sound medium with a dedicated narrator who trucks in nuance, they're delightful. :D

My view of Holmes as an insufferable, smug asshole has been softened somewhat, purely due to Jacobi. He still comes across as patronizing to all the mental midgets around him, but the tone is...I don't know....aff...more
Terry
Well, what can I say? It's Sherlock Holmes. Even if you've never read any of Conan Doyle's stories (and shame on you!) you probably still know quite a bit about this figure that is one of the most iconic in literature and even know details of many of his cases. Prior to this more systematic read-through I had only actually read a few of the stories and much of my knowledge came from the (admittedly excellent) BBC TV series starring the late great Jeremy Brett (the best of all Holmes').

These twel...more
Ferdy
3.5 stars

These were pretty good, there were more faster paced and interesting than the first two Sherlock Holmes stories. I loved A Scandal in Bohemia best for the sole reason that up-himself-and-thinks-very-little-of-women Sherlock was bested by a woman.
The Red-Headed League, the Five Orange Pips, and the Speckled Band mysteries were all entertaining reads too. There were a few that were really predictable though, like the Copper Beeches, the Beryl Coronet, and the Identity case.
I rolled my e...more
Mei-Lu
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of short stories. If one is reading Sherlock Holmes in publication order, then one would read this volume after A Study in Scarlet and the Sign of Four. I really enjoyed A Study in Scarlet and found the Sign of Four well enough to continue on with the series. Fans of various incarnations of Sherlock Holmes will recognize some of the situations and characters in these stories,, in particular Irene Adler, who was featured in both the Robert Downey...more
midnightfaerie
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was by far the best set of mystery stories I've ever read. I've never read him before so I decided they'd be a nice easy read for my kindle on my smart phone when I'm out and about and I was right. It's easy to see why this is considered one of the two most redone, prominent influential characters for books and movies. (The other being Dracula) Look at any T.V. show today and it's easy to see how many of them took cues from Doyle. (ie....more
Michael
It’s often really hard to review classic literature; simply because it’s already stood the test of time and that makes it difficult to be critical of the book. I’m not really a can of reading a collection of short stories, especially over a few days; but I really did enjoy reading through The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. I’m not sure why I haven’t read more of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s novels; this is my second and the first being A Study in Scarlet. I think I need to pick up my act and read mo...more
Leslie
Includes:
- A Scandal in Bohemia
- The Red-Headed League
- A Case of Identity
- The Boscombe Valley Mystery
- The Five Orange Pips
- The Man with the Twisted Lip
- The Blue Carbuncle
- The Speckled Band
- The Engineer's Thumb
- The Noble Bachelor
- The Beryl Coronet
- The Copper Beeches

Most of these have predictable villains, although the particular details Sherlock identifies are not so obvious. Nonetheless, they are great fun.
Diane
This is a good collection of 12 stories featuring Sherlock Holmes. I listened to this on audio CD narrated by actor Derek Jacobi, who was marvelous at bringing the characters to life. My favorite stories were "A Scandal in Bohemia," "The Adventure of the Speckled Band" and "The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb." I plan on listening to more Sherlock stories voiced by Mr. Jacobi.
Stephen
3.0 to 3.5 stars. I've only perused these stories to get a sense of the writing style and structure of the plots but what I have read I enjoyed. I plan to come back and do a complete read through of these stories at some point. For now, I can see that they are well written and a lot of fun. A very good introduction to detective fiction.
Uncle
The fact that I had never read any of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes titles was a serious oversight, particularly strange considering that I am such a fan of classic British mysteries. So in 2013 I began a personal project of reading the Holmes and Watson series in chronological order. My clear favorite so far has been the third book, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, a collection of stories originally published in 1892.

In several stories, the famous detective Holmes outlines his the...more
Aidan
"Very few literary characters attain iconic status". It's true. Everyone knows who Sherlock Holmes is. But who has read a book about him?
In the book The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes he solves many different mysteries. Anything from a scandal involving a king to stopping a bank robbery, Sherlock Holmes is who you see if you need something solved.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle did a good job of describing how Sherlock Holmes solves each mystery. I wish he had put more action into the book. I think the au...more
Sarah Goodwin
I finally got around to reading some actual Sherlock Holmes. I've seen the TV drama, watched the modern BBC version, been to see both new films, and thought I should live up to my one year of English Lit classes and actually read the book.

And the book is very readable, I chuckled to myself at certain moments, and didn't have any trouble with the text. The stories all ended as soon as I started to think 'This has gone on long enough now' and Watson's viewpoint is interesting, and he always kind...more
Jenny
Found this an enjoyable read. These are the first of the Holmes short stories (but not the first in the Holmes canon). I was surprised that A Scandal in Bohemia (most famous thanks to the introduction of Irene Adler) was so early in the Holmes works. I thought that it would have come later when Doyle needed to spice up the Holmes world. ;o) There was also a short story in here where I found the ending pretty obvious early on, but having had that same experience with an Agatha Christie novel, I t...more
Clara Brooks
What is it that makes these stories so wonderful? I'm a fan of both the Holmes novels and the short stories but, for me, it's the shorts where Holmes really shines and in particular this first collection. Most people remember Holmes the character, the eccentric detective, and for most people that's where the appeal of these stories fundamentally lies. But for me it's the gift for weird and imaginative storytelling shown by Doyle that really sets these above any other Victorian short. I can never...more
Kevin
I tried to read Holmes stories when I was in elementary school and found them insufferably boring. I recently picked this up from Project Gutenberg and found the first few highly entertaining - no doubt because I couldn't separate literary Holmes from Cumberbatch's Holmes, and hearing his voice over the stories was highly entertaining. By the fifth or sixth one, however, I came to realize that none were going to turn into rollicking high-octane adventure, nor be as complex as I had expected them...more
Werner
Jul 07, 2008 Werner rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Mystery fans
The dozen stories in this collection include Doyle's earliest short fiction featuring his archetypal detective, and they amply demonstrate that his facility with the short format was as great or greater than with novels. I've actually read this book twice, once as a kid and once as an adult (and read some of the stories to my wife); I heartily enjoyed it both times. All of the stories are so uniformly good that it's difficult to pick favorites; but those I especially appreciate include "A Scanda...more
حسام عادل
وأخيراً انتهت رحلتي مع السلسلة الأولى لقضايا المفتش العظيم (شيرلوك هولمز),قضيت بصحبة هذا الرائع وصديقه الأمين د.(واتسون) فترة من أمتع فترات حياتي التي قضيتها بين ضفتي كتاب,رحلة كانت شاقة وشيقة,عصرت فيها عقلي البسيط محاولاً كشف الحل قبل (هولمز) دون جدوى - اللهم إلا مرة - ودون أن يحالفني الحظ,وفى كل مرة كانت تنتهى القضية بنهاية مفاجئة ومذهلة تثير عظيم دهشتي وانبهاري بالمايسترو (آرثر كونان دويل) الذى يقود تلك الأوركسترا المبهرة وعازفاً أعذب السيمفونيات فى قضايا من العيار الثقيل.

حسنٌ والآن لنبدأ فى
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