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Drama / Characters: 17 Male, 3 Female
Scenery: 5 interior Spaces
Incriminating letters written by a young European prince to the English girl he betrayed are in the hands of the dead girl's sister. She is in the clutches of a nefarious man. All this and Moriarty and Dr. Watson too.
"A prime evening of entertainment." N.Y. Daily News.
"Constant stage magic to delight the audience." Women's Wear Daily.
"A theatrical triumph ... one of the jolliest treats of the season." Christian Science Monitor.
"The most enjoyable show in town ... a great evening in the theater. I ... might find it difficult to like someone who did not love it." N.Y. Times.
- Age Range: 4 - 12 years
- Grade Level: Preschool - 7
- Series: Acting Edition
- Paperback: 146 pages
- Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.; 1st edition (June 1976)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 057361606X
- ISBN-13: 978-0573616068
- Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.3 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.2 ounces
Perfect Kindle mysteries at the perfect price!
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This free Kindle download is the prelude to
Great Britian's Nineteenth Century History
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English history is served up along with the amazing mystery stories. I enjoy the pictures of daily life...the maid bringing in lunch to Holmes on a pre-arranged schedule, passing the street vendors and beggars, imagining the opium den frequented by addicts, vivid descriptions of period clothing, transportation and commerce slipped seamlessly into the tales. I read this often to refresh the imagery in my mind.
Extremely Well Written and Enjoyable
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I have thoroughly enjoyed reading the Sherlock Holmes mysteries by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. I am an avid reader of the Special Agent Pendergast novels by Lincoln and Child and these stories appear to me to be the precursor for the Pendergast novels. The character of Holmes in much the same as that of Pendergast albeit somewhat less aloof. They are very well written and I am not bothered by the somewhat antiquated English prose that are employed in these stories. In fact, I find that I am expanding my reading vocabulary because of it. The length of these mysteries are just long enough to read in one sitting and I've read one each night before retiring. The characters are unique and well-developed and add much color to these tales. The stories include just enough detail to support the plot logically but do not bog the reader down with unnecessay description. Because of my reading of these tales, I have sought out other gothic-type mysteries that I hope will continue in the genre of Sherlock Holmes, i.e. "The Father Brown Mysteries", "Wuthering Heights", etc.
My favorite book of all time!
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I only got around to reading Sherlock Holmes this year, despite it being a classic must-read. I only really knew Holmes by the campy movies, with his silly hat, tweed coat and magnifying glass. It wasn't until the movies starring Robert Downey Jr came out that I began to gain interest. I watched the first film, and was surprised by how engaging it was. Then the second came out, and became one of my favorite movies. I started looking for new things involving Sherlock Holmes, and I realized...I had never read any of the books. So I picked up the book, read the first story, and fell in love.
Fun and entertaining read
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The adventures that this one includes is A Scandal in Bohemia, The Red-Headed League, A Case of Identity, The Boscombe Valley Mystery, The Five Orange Pips, The Man with the Twisted Lip, The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle, The Adventure of the Speckled Band, The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb, The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor, The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet, and The Adventure of the Copper Beeches. The flow of it was easy to follow and even being in the dark and coming into a story midstride sometimes was well thought through. You don't feel bogged down with too many details, nor do you feel left out of some. At first I didn't like not getting some descriptions before hand, but I know including them would only have cluttered the writing with too many details.
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I so remember being under the blankets with a flashlight and a book of Sherlock Holmes mysteries!
A timeless old classic redone very nicely.
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Well if you like Sherlock Holmes stories "as they were originally written " ! They are all right here in this nice quality leather bound package . The book is so nice that I hate to even handle it for fear or scratching or damaging it somehow . It has nice heavy paper pages with gold edging on the outside along with a built in silk bookmark , much like a bible . I collect older books and it seems to be a copy of the old Readers Digest leather bound version from the 1970s . It's really a good value for the cost .
I read most of this book while quietly listening to an instrumental music background . When I reached the last story, I realized that I could have been listening to the narration of this book. Duh! So, I listened to the British narrator read the last story (...The Copper Beeches) and his voice brought it to life (even more so). I definitely recommend this book to others . After all , the collection is classic.
A nicely bound volume of a great classic
The Sherlock Holmes Adventures have always been a favorite of mine and so when I found a friend who had never read them, I couldn't wait to introduce them to her. She informs me that she loves them as much as I do and that it is a very nicely bound volume. I asked her how she would rate the volume and the writing and she gave each 5 stars.