A Study in Scarlet
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A doctor by profession, Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) began writing short stories as a young medical student. After setting up his first practice, he took up writing again when business was slow. It was his second foray into literature, in 1887, that brought about the debut of Doyle's beloved character Sherlock Holmes. More successful as an author than a physician, Doyle went on to write many short stories and novels featuring Sherlock Holmes. Among some of Doyle's most famous works are A Study in Scarlet, The Sign of Four, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, and The Hound of the Baskervilles.Back to top
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A STUDY IN SCARLET.
MR. SHERLOCK HOLMES.
IN the year 1878 I took my degree of Doctor of Medicine of the University of London, and proceeded to Netley to go through the course prescribed for surgeons in the army. Having completed my studies there, I was duly attached to the ...
Reviewed by changolote on Apr 2, 2010
Reviewed by LadyJPC on Jan 18, 2009
Serious Historical Inaccuracy!
For a man as methodical and precise about his research as Conan Doyle was, I was extremely disappointed by the grievously incorrect information given in the story as fact, namely about the Mormons and early life in Utah! The story was excellent, until this was introduced to the plot. The author could not even bother himself to spell the names of actual people correctly. I think if he had done a bit more research and told his story better, I may have liked it more, which is a shame because I have enjoyed his other stories so much.
Reviewed by Wings1295 on Jul 2, 2009
My first Sherlock Holmes tale, and I loved it!
Reviewed by blisspriss on Nov 2, 2008
I credit this book with my love for the mystery genre. I red it when I was quite young, and again as an adult and still found it brilliant.
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