The Original Illustrated Sherlock Holmes
September 25th, 2015 by Aldouspi

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Here are the original Sherlock Holmes stories by Arthur Conan Doyle as they first appeared in the famed British magazine The Strand. This periodical was the literary sensation of its time, especially with the publication of the novel The Hound of the Baskervilles (which appears in its entirety in this volume), when eager readers lined up outside the magazine's London offices, waiting for each installment as it came off press.This edition contains 37 short stories, reproduced in complete facsimile (published in individual volumes as "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes", The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes", and "The Return of Sherlock Holmes"), plus the complete novel The Hound of the Baskervilles. Today, the collection of the original issues of The Strand containing the Holmes stories is a rare collector's piece. It is brought to you now, complete and unabridged, comprising a total of well over 600 pages, providing the undying excitement and fascination of each and every Sherlock Holmes Adventure. The drawings of Sidney Paget illustrate the stories--illustrations as immortal as the stories themselves. Paget produced more than 350 Sherlock Holmes illustrations, and it was his depictions which gave Holmes visual reality for everyone, which projected him throughout the world, and which today still provide the mold of the original hero in production on stage, screen and television.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 636 pages
  • Publisher: Castle Books; 1st edition (1976)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0890090572
  • ISBN-13: 978-0890090572
  • Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 2 x 9.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.3 pounds

Customer Reviews

Nice edition to Read and to Keep

52 people found this helpful.
 on February 12, 2008
By Ganapathy Subramaniam
Sherlock Holmes is one enduring character, written with the analytical reader in mind, with Conan Doyle presenting the logic and the reasoning as detailed as the story itself.

A great, and well-priced, addition to your collection

70 people found this helpful.
 on July 1, 1998
If you're a Holmes fan, this book will make a great addition to your collection: it reproduces the original illustrations created by Sydney Paget for the stories in Strand Magazine. (But it's not the "complete" Sherlock Holmes -- some of the stories were published elsewhere.) Paget was originally a fashion illustrator, hired by mistake for his brother Walter who specialized in adventure stories -- but the Holmes tales brought out the best in Sydney. While some of the pictures are merely dutiful scene-setting, others are exciting enhancements of the story (cf. the Hound of the Baskervilles!). In any case, the pictures are a good corrective for the cartoonish Holmes and Watson depicted in dozens of Hollywood epics: they're a pair of active, well-dressed young men, not the scarecrow and his doddering sidekick. (The TV series with Jeremy Brett got this right, although it made a botch of some of the plots.) And I enjoyed the glimpses they give you into the world of Victorian society -- the interiors of elegant living rooms and hansom cabs, ladies' at-home dresses, tea-trays and decanters. At this price, you can't afford to pass it up!

Good Book, With Intended Flaws

48 people found this helpful.
 on December 31, 2010
By Anand N Phalgoo
Obviously, I bought this book to read firsthand the tales of Sherlock Holmes. It does have the serialized short stories of Sherlock Holmes that were printed in "The Strand". In fact, the smears and smudges that were in the original magazine are also reproduced. This fact annoyed me at first, but added authenticity to the book. Also all illustrations that are necessary to solving various cases are also included in this book.

while weaving a great mystery among strong

 on March 16, 2017
By Amazon Customer
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle paints a vivid picture of 19th century England, while weaving a great mystery among strong, even indelible characters. Fantastic writing.

Print too light

 on March 4, 2017
By Jimbo
I loved this product however it was ( my copy ) so lightly typed/printed there are sections that cannot be read easily. I had to return it and will bye a more expensive illustrated version.

Five Stars

 on March 18, 2017
By Amazon Customer
Love it!

Elementary, my dear reader...

49 people found this helpful.
 on July 12, 2003
By FrKurt Messick
The first Sherlock Holmes book I ever read was given to me as a gift for my thirteenth birthday. It was a collection of the short stories, with a wonderful leather trim and gold leafing, and I thought it was fantastic. I read the first story, and was instantly hooked. Within a few days, I was disappointed with my wonderful new book because it was incomplete. I had devoured all of the selected stories, and was ready for more.

Classic fiction, worth anyone's time

 on July 2, 2016
By Peter
I did not get this volume through Amazon, I picked it up used, but I was looking for books on Amazon, notice this volume, and decided that I had to write a review of it.

An Indubitably Good Read

12 people found this helpful.
 on October 5, 2010
By Mr. Anderson
Anyone who is a fan of Old Holmes will not need a review to tell them that they ought to read Holmes in its entirety but would rather hear about the quality of the volume. This one is top notch. The original illustrations help the reader to read Holmes as the original readers did--with these marvelous illustrations and typeface. This has all been carefully preserved by the publisher to give it a kind of retro panache so rarely found in modern typesetting. Solid hard backing and glossy dust jacket round out this definitive volume both in form and substance. If you have any old ratty, tattered, sun-faded copies of Holmes laying around--pitch 'em and get this one.

Most Excellent Stories + Kindle Review

10 people found this helpful.
 on February 6, 2012
By Albert J. Valentino
These stories as well as the kindle edition is 'most excellent' as Holmes would say. The Sidney Paget illustrations along with the low price for 4 of the 9 books in the Holmes canon is the best deal going. The pictures really make the difference especially when I want to sit at night and read and be taken back to Victorian England to enjoy the adventures of the worlds most famous consulting detective. All stories are written by AC Doyle but written such that they are told to us by Dr Watson in the form of a story written for magazine publication - he is Holmes' chronicler, so to speak.

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