As mem rias de Sherlock Holmes Penzler Pick February What is there about the greatest series of short stories in the history of the world that hasn t already been said This is the second of five story collections by Doyle abo

  • Title: As memórias de Sherlock Holmes #2
  • Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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  • Page: 340
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  • Penzler Pick, February 2000 What is there about the greatest series of short stories in the history of the world that hasn t already been said This is the second of five story collections by Doyle about the greatest detective in literature and a splendid volume it is, containing such superb puzzles as The Greek Interpreter, in which readers are introduced to MycroftPenzler Pick, February 2000 What is there about the greatest series of short stories in the history of the world that hasn t already been said This is the second of five story collections by Doyle about the greatest detective in literature and a splendid volume it is, containing such superb puzzles as The Greek Interpreter, in which readers are introduced to Mycroft Holmes The Musgrave Ritual Silver Blaze and the earth shattering The Final Adventure, recounting the struggle between Holmes and the evil Professor Moriarty in which the two titans were apparently killed as they went over the edge of the Reichenbach Falls But every mystery reader already knows this I m pointing out this marvelous book because it has been extensively annotated by a fine Sherlockian scholar, Les Klinger, who has brought to all serious students of the Holmesian canon a level of erudition seldom encountered In addition to the expected illustrations from The Strand magazine and meticulous scrutiny of chronological evidence of various events, there are references to primary sources and a staggering helping of information from the thousands of works about Sherlock Holmes by others More than 30 years ago, another great Sherlockian scholar, William S Baring Gould, produced a ground breaking volume that enjoyed than 35 printings in its original two volume format and probably sold just as many copies in a slightly less elaborate one volume size The Annotated Sherlock Holmes became the single most essential volume in the library of any true Sherlockian, of which the world has far than you think Les Klinger has acknowledged Baring Gould in every way imaginable, and it was an act of extraordinary courage to attempt to supercede that monumental work But that is exactly what he appears to be doing The first volume, his annotated edition of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, was introduced by the same publisher last year There are seven yet to come If you want to master just about everything there is to know about The Great Detective and The Good Doctor, to understand what Holmes meant when he referred to a comet vintage of wine, and to know what discrepancies there are between the English and American editions of the works, plus a thousand other things relating to Holmes, Watson, and the England of the Victorian era, you must have this volume, as well as all the others in the series as they become available over the next few years Otto Penzler

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    1. Arthur Conan Doyle

      Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born the third of ten siblings on 22 May 1859 in Edinburgh, Scotland His father, Charles Altamont Doyle, was born in England of Irish descent, and his mother, born Mary Foley, was Irish They were married in 1855.Although he is now referred to as Conan Doyle , the origin of this compound surname if that is how he meant it to be understood is uncertain His baptism record in the registry of St Mary s Cathedral in Edinburgh gives Arthur Ignatius Conan as his Christian name, and simply Doyle as his surname It also names Michael Conan as his godfather.At the age of nine Conan Doyle was sent to the Roman Catholic Jesuit preparatory school, Hodder Place, Stonyhurst He then went on to Stonyhurst College, leaving in 1875.From 1876 to 1881 he studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh This required that he provide periodic medical assistance in the towns of Aston now a district of Birmingham and Sheffield While studying, Conan Doyle began writing short stories His first published story appeared in Chambers s Edinburgh Journal before he was 20 Following his graduation, he was employed as a ship s doctor on the SS Mayumba during a voyage to the West African coast He completed his doctorate on the subject of tabes dorsalis in 1885.In 1885 Conan Doyle married Louisa or Louise Hawkins, known as Touie She suffered from tuberculosis and died on 4 July 1906 The following year he married Jean Elizabeth Leckie, whom he had first met and fallen in love with in 1897 Due to his sense of loyalty he had maintained a purely platonic relationship with Jean while his first wife was alive Jean died in London on 27 June 1940.Conan Doyle fathered five children Two with his first wife Mary Louise 28 January 1889 12 June 1976 , and Arthur Alleyne Kingsley, known as Kingsley 15 November 1892 28 October 1918 With his second wife he had three children Denis Percy Stewart 17 March 1909 9 March 1955 , second husband in 1936 of Georgian Princess Nina Mdivani circa 1910 19 February 1987 former sister in law of Barbara Hutton Adrian Malcolm 19 November 1910 3 June 1970 and Jean Lena Annette 21 December 1912 18 November 1997.Conan Doyle was found clutching his chest in the hall of Windlesham, his house in Crowborough, East Sussex, on 7 July 1930 He had died of a heart attack at age 71 His last words were directed toward his wife You are wonderful The epitaph on his gravestone in the churchyard at Minstead in the New Forest, Hampshire, reads STEEL TRUEBLADE STRAIGHTARTHUR CONAN DOYLEKNIGHTPATRIOT, PHYSICIAN MAN OF LETTERSConan Doyle s house, Undershaw, located in Hindhead, south of London, where he had lived for a decade, had been a hotel and restaurant between 1924 and 2004 It now stands empty while conservationists and Conan Doyle fans fight to preserve it.A statue honours Conan Doyle at Crowborough Cross in Crowborough, where Conan Doyle lived for 23 years There is also a statue of Sherlock Holmes in Picardy Place, Edinburgh, close to the house where Conan Doyle was born.Series Sherlock Holmes

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