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The Oxford Sherlock Holmes: 9 Volume Set

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Any fan of detective fiction knows that there is no substitute in all of literature for a few hours of reading pleasure at 221 B Baker Street. The tobacco in the persian slipper, the piles of monographs and newspaper clippings covering the floor and table, the unanswered correspondence affixed
to the mantle with a dagger. What will the next visitor or urgent message bring?
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Boxed Set, 2926 pages
Published October 28th 1993 by Oxford University Press, USA
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the longest english story I've ever read
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Has there ever been a collection of stories, short and novel formats, that was better meant to be read in a comfortable armchair next to a roaring fire with a glass of sherry within easy reach?

There is very little that I can add about the "sacred canon" that has not been said before. The Sherlock Holmes stories entertain over multiple readings, and give the impression that there is order and safety in the world...so long as the great consulting detective and his faithful companion are standing
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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born the third of ten siblings on 22 May 1859 in Edinburgh, Scotland. His father, Charles Altamont Doyle, a talented illustrator, was born in England of Irish descent, and his mother, born Mary Foley, was Irish. They were married in 1855.

Although he is now referred to as "Conan Doyle", the origin of this compound surname (if that is how he meant it to be understood) is
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