Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sidney Paget (Illustrator)
Publisher: SeaWolf Press
100th Anniversary Edition, ©2019, ISBN: 9781950435111
Print-on-demand paperback, 270 pages
List Price: $9.95 Sale Price: $8.46

SeaWolf Press is proud to offer another book in its Arthur Conan Doyle 100th Anniversary Collection. Each book in the collection contains the text, illustrations, and cover from the first or early edition.

Sherlock Holmes. The most famous fictional detective of all time. You most certainly know who he is, even if it's only as that old-fashioned detective with the pipe and the funny hat. Though the pipe and the hat never appear together in the story (those are thanks to stage actor William Gillete's version of the character) the man himself lives up to the legend. Steely, resolute, inscrutable genius, accompanied by his faithful (and not, as some versions would have you think, idiotic) companion Doctor Watson.

If you're reading these stories for the first time you are in for a treat. They range from the exciting, to the puzzling, to the chilling. Why does the Red Headed League pay Jabez Wilson to copy the Encyclopedia Britannica? Why is Helen Stoner's stepfather moving her into the room in which her sister died? How did a blue carbuncle end up in the neck of a Christmas goose? What are Violet Hunter's employers hiding behind a locked door? Why does Musgrave's butler disappear after reading the family's ancient (and incomprehensible) Musgrave ritual? Whose ear does Susan Cushing receive in a cardboard box? Who stole a naval treaty from Percy Phelps' desk one evening, and why has it not been sold yet? And who exactly is James Moriarty?

We highly recommend these timeless, thrilling detective stories. Transport yourself to a shadowy 1880's London where the most puzzling of cases are solved by the original consulting detective. You may have your favorite adaptation, but nothing can beat the real thing.

This version has:

  • 100 original illustrations. Don't be fooled by other versions with missing or made-up pictures.
  • Text that has been proofread to avoid errors common in other versions.
  • A beautiful cover that replicates the first edition cover.
  • The complete text in an easy-to-read font similar to the original.
  • Properly formatted text complete with correct indenting, spacing, footnotes, italics, and tables.

Stories Included:

  1. The Adventure of Silver Blaze 
  2. not included - Adventure of the Cardboard Box *
  3. The Yellow Face
  4. The Stockbroker's Clerk
  5. The "Gloria Scott"
  6. The Musgrave Ritual
  7. The Reigate Squires
  8. The Crooked Man
  9. The Resident Patient
  10. The Greek Interpreter
  11. The Naval Treaty
  12. The Final Problem

Copper Beeches (Story #14) is found in Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Hound of the Baskervilles is story #27

* Some versions also include The Adventure of the Cardboard Box (the 16th Holmes story) in this book, but Seawolf includes it in The Last Bow. The Cardboard Box was pulled from publication for a few years due to controversial subject matter, and there was a "mind-reading trick" that Holmes does towards the start of it that Doyle didn't want to lose, so he altered the opening of The Resident Patient to include this part. Later, The Cardboard Box was put back into publication, leading to an awkward situation where two different Sherlock Holmes stories open with a virtually identical set of paragraphs in many editions. Properly, The Resident Patient has a shorter opening; unfortunately, this version does not.

Review by Lauren Shearer
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