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

Service or disservice?

One person found this helpful.
 on October 28, 2016
By mmthrax
Anything Sherlock related is awesome. I won't review the text of this book because everyone knows the stories. But this being the ILLUSTRATED Sherlock, that's what I will address. What we have here are the original stories as published in the Strand magazine, but with the original illustrations by the original illustrator. This is what people saw when they were first exposed to Sherlock way back when. The illustrations are very cool actually. Black and white (of course), but with no borders. The edges of the room or scene or whatever simply aren't there. Makes for a neat effect. What I have just come to realize is that almost every actor the public has seen portray Holmes looks just like the guy that Paget saw in his head. That's all well and good I suppose but I have to wonder if I had read the text without any illustrations would I see the same guy. For my money Jeremy Brett is Sherlock Holmes. So now, as I read through this book, even with the original illustrations, I will see Jeremy. Just something I noticed.

A volume to cherish almost as much as the original printings.

 on September 27, 2017
By Thaddeus Tuffentsamer
What a treat for Sherlock Holmes fans. Of course, I've read all of the stories and novels. Of course I already have the complete collection, and then some. This book is an amazing addition for fans.

Awesome book!

One person found this helpful.
 on April 21, 2017
By Alejandra
Great book, although if you have read Arthur Conan Doyle'' work, you already know this.

Very Nice Book

One person found this helpful.
 on December 13, 2013
By Marjie, Mother of 9
I bought this book for a young relative who's a fan of the TV show Elementary, and who has read one or 2 Sherlock Holmes stories. This book is a collection of many of Arthur Conan Doyle's stories, complete with reproductions of the original illustrations. The illustrations do add to the book, in my opinion. The print is rather small, but clear, so this book is best for someone high school aged or older, as children often lose patience with small type. The dust jacket on this book is very heavy, glossy paper; the binding is plain brown with the name only on the spine.

Print too light

One person found this helpful.
 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.

Doyle's Showcased Talent

7 people found this helpful.
 on January 5, 2009
By theboombody
Some folks like Bond, but I like Holmes. I think the whole point of Holmes existence is to show us how unobservant we are of the world that's around us. If we simply paid attention to things, we could all be like Holmes. But alas, we do not.

My favorite way to read Sherlock Holmes

One person found this helpful.
 on May 25, 2015
By George Hooper
This edition has the original illustrations by Sidney Paget, they set the mood perfectly. The stories are reproduced exactly as they first appeared in "The Strand" magazine. It's a good-looking volume too, with most but not all of the Sherlock Holmes stories. I've got several different editions of Holmes stories, but this is the one I usually reach for.

Five Stars

 on July 7, 2017
By Daniel Yen

Five Stars

 on March 18, 2017
By Amazon Customer
Love it!

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