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The Complete Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Reviews
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    September 26, 2016

    Absolutely perfect for any fan of Sherlock Holmes, this collection contains all four novels and 56 short stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The content is split between two books, housed in a cardboard sleeve.

    The first book contains the first two novels, A Study in Scarlet (1887) and The Sign of Four (1890). Subsequently, it also collects the first two volumes of short stories, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1892) and The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1894), for a total of 24 short stories.

    The second book holds thr latter two novels, The Hound of the Baskervilles (1901-02) and The Valley of Fear (1914-15). It also contains the back half of the catalogue, which is The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1905), His Last Bow (1917), and The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes (1927), for a total of 22 short stories.

    The size of the print in these books is a little on the small side, so if you have difficulties reading smaller print, you may need to find a different collection. Some of these stories are clear-cut classics, but others do tend to meander and/or go off topic. I would say that, ultimately, this is a great collector's piece at an excellent price, and worth reading all the way through at least once, but after that you'll probably want to pick and choose your favourites to go back to.

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