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A Study in Scarlet (Penguin Classics)
A Study in Scarlet - Penguin Classics
Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
In the debut of literature's most famous sleuth, a dead man is discovered in a bloodstained room in Brixton. The only clues are a wedding ring, a gold watch, a pocket edition of Boccaccio's Decameron, and a word scrawled in blood on the wall. With this investigation begins the partnership of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. Their search for the m...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780140439083
ISBN-10: 0140439080
Publication Date: 10/1/2001
Pages: 192
Edition: New Ed
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Publisher: Penguin Classics
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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"With thses two classic novels, 'A Study in Scarlet' and 'The Sign of the Four,' you have the brilliant foundation of the Sherlock Holmes canon. Reading pleasure rarely comes any finer."
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As a classic novel, this book succeeds admirably. Its language is modern and its cultural references are neatly explained in the endnotes (my copy is the Modern Library Classics edition). As a mystery novel, this book did not capture my interest. I would rather follow along as Holmes solves the mystery rather than having him explain his thinking after the criminal is in custody. That said, I plan to read at least the next Sherlock Holmes mystery. First in a series; sequels include The Sign of the Four, Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, The Return of Sherlock Holmes, The Hound of the Baskervilles, The Valley of Fear, His Last Bow, and The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes.
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