The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and over 2 million other books are available for Amazon Kindle . Learn more


or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
More Buying Choices
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Colour:
Image not available

 
Start reading The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes on your Kindle in under a minute.

Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Oxford World's Classics) [Paperback]

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle , Richard Lancelyn Green
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (281 customer reviews)
RRP: 6.99
Price: 5.03 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over 10. Details
You Save: 1.96 (28%)
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
Only 3 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Want it Saturday, 19 April? Choose Express delivery at checkout. Details
Amazon.co.uk Trade-In Store
Did you know you can use your mobile to trade in your unwanted books for an Amazon.co.uk Gift Card to spend on the things you want? Visit the Books Trade-In Store for more details or check out the Trade-In Amazon Mobile App Guidelines on how to trade in using a smartphone. Learn more.

Book Description

14 Aug 2008 Oxford World's Classics
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is the series of short stories that made the fortunes of the Strand magazine, in which they were first published, and won immense popularity for Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson. The detective is at the height of his powers and the volume is full of famous cases, including 'The Red-Headed League', 'The Blue Carbuncle', and 'The Speckled Band'. Although Holmes gained a reputation for infallibility, Conan Doyle showed his own realism and feminism by having the great detective defeated by Irene Adler - the woman - in the very first story, 'A Scandal in Bohemia'. The editor of this volume, Richard Lancelyn Green is editor of The Uncollected Sherlock Holmes and The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. With John Michael Gibson, he compiled the Soho Series Bibliography of A. Conan Doyle. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Frequently Bought Together

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Oxford World's Classics) + The Sign of Four (Broadview Editions)
Buy the selected items together
  • The Sign of Four (Broadview Editions) 6.99


Product details

  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks; Reissue edition (14 Aug 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0199536953
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199536955
  • Product Dimensions: 19.3 x 12.7 x 2.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (281 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 205,368 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • See Complete Table of Contents

More About the Authors

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

Product Description

Review

Perfect bite-size treats ... you'll be hooked inside two pages (Independent) --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

Book Description

A tie-in edition of Conan Doyle's first collection of Sherlock Holmes stories, with an introduction by Sherlock creator Mark Gatiss --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

Inside This Book (Learn More)
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Table of Contents | Excerpt | Back Cover
Search inside this book:

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
156 of 164 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Singular Book 15 Dec 2000
Format:Paperback
A hugely entertaining and totally absorbing book which covers a further twelve of Sherlock Holmes' investigations originally published in The Strand magazine.
Holmes adventures are to me fascinating, revealing as they do the dark underbelly of Victorian society and many of them would create lurid headlines were they to actually occur today, even Holmes himself is not free from scandal when he is revealed by Watson to be of all things, a cocaine addict in A Scandal in Bohemia.
From his battle of the sexes with the resourceful adventuress Miss Irene Adler in, A Scandal in Bohemia, to his foiling of the criminal intentions of the "fourth smartest man in London" in the truly bizarre and at times comical, The Red-Headed League, Holmes is called upon to use his extraordinary powers of deduction and his ability to observe when others merely see, in a battle of wits against as varied and as determined a bunch of criminals as ever stepped outside the law.
The cases themselves are sometimes dangerous (The Speckled Band), sometimes cruel (A Case of Identity) but as often as not downright baffling - to you and me !
The famous quotes are all in there as well, such as the one beloved of Agent Mulder in The X Files from The Beryl Coronet when Holmes reveals "It is an old maxim of mine that when you have excluded the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth." or his expanation in The Red Headed League that "..the more bizarre a thing is the less mysterious it proves to be. It is your commonplace, featureless crimes which are really puzzling.." Or how about his musing to Watson at the start of A Case of Identity, "life is infinitely stranger than anything which the mind of man could invent.
Read more ›
Was this review helpful to you?
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 17 Nov 2010
By Mole TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Conan-Doyle was a prolific writer, but will best be known for his character "Sherlock Holmes". Even over 100 years after they were written, the stories of the great detective are as popular as ever.

This is a collection of Conan-Doyle's short stories about Holmes and each individual story is a cracking good read in its own right. I own a copy of the original in hard back and wanted to compare the ebook version to see if it varied at all. The e-book version is well done, although there are a few non-standard characters (mostly accented letters) that don't get rendered correctly. The illustrations are also missing which is a pity.

This is a good book to download as a first e-book for use with the Kindle. Suitable for teenagers and above, this is one that you will want to keep available.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
77 of 82 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback
It may seem strange to do so, but i am tempted to compare this book to coming home on a frosty evening to a comfortable chair infront of a roaring log fire.

I was prompted to read this book by a review elsewhere, and i'm seriously glad i took the time to do so. A collection of 12 stories revolving around the iconic Sherlock Holmes and his trusted friend Watson, short and easily digestible in one sitting each.

The stories each have a uniqueness, some are rip roaring shockers, others will keep you guessing right up until the end, all of which though, are written in a style that is all to easy to indulge in time and time again.

Its no wonder this book is still in print well over 100 years after it was first published, as the writing is more appealing and enjoyable than lots of modern equivilents. I urge you to buy this, get hooked and then spend hours telling your friends about Holmes and his wild adventures with society and its grimy underbelly.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
66 of 71 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good for free, but had I paid... 28 April 2011
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I love Sherlock Holmes, so a free edition on my Kindle seemed too good to be true.

Sadly there were formatting issues that ruined my enjoyment.

The British pound sign () for example, did not survive the conversion and was replaced by meaningless characters and values and given this happened frequently it ruined the flow of Conan Doyle's writing.

Yes, it's free. But it's a Kindle version of a published classic that has stood the test of time. It's demeaning to see classics reproduced in shoddy fashion like this.
Was this review helpful to you?
15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Singular Book 17 Dec 2000
Format:Paperback
A hugely entertaining and totally absorbing book which covers a further twelve of Sherlock Holmes' investigations originally published in The Strand magazine. Holmes adventures are to me fascinating, revealing as they do the dark underbelly of late Victorian society and many of them would create lurid headlines were they to actually occur today; even Holmes himself is not free from scandal when he is revealed by Watson to be a cocaine addict in, 'A Scandal in Bohemia'.
From his battle of the sexes with the resourceful adventuress Miss Irene Adler in, 'A Scandal in Bohemia', to his foiling of the criminal intentions of the "fourth smartest man in London" in the truly bizarre and at times comical, 'The Red-Headed League', Holmes is called upon to use his extraordinary powers of deduction and his ability to observe when others merely see, in a battle of wits against as varied and as determined a bunch of criminals as ever stepped outside the law. The cases themselves are sometimes dangerous (The Speckled Band), sometimes cruel (A Case of Identity) but as often as not downright baffling - to you and me !
The famous quotes are all in there as well, such as the one beloved of Agent Mulder from The X Files in 'The Beryl Coronet' when Holmes reveals "It is an old maxim of mine that when you have excluded the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth." or his expanation in 'The Red Headed League'that "..the more bizarre a thing is the less mysterious it proves to be. It is your commonplace, featureless crimes which are really puzzling.." Or how about his musing to Watson at the start of 'A Case of Identity', "life is infinitely stranger than anything which the mind of man could invent.
Read more ›
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?
Were these reviews helpful?   Let us know
Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read
I read this book on my Kindle and it gives me so many memories of the first time I read it.
Published 1 day ago by Country Music Fan
3.0 out of 5 stars A decent read.
For readers who would like an introduction to Sherlock Holmes, this would be the perfect book to start. Read more
Published 4 days ago by A. Harsono
5.0 out of 5 stars book
Good fiction book. A subject I like. Have read others by the same author, will read other books in this style.
Published 6 days ago by Ms. Therese Gleeson
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect!
It was just what I needed. Site was efficient and simple to acquire the product. It arrived safely and promptly, with regular emails detailing it's whereabouts.
Published 21 days ago by Me
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic read
A classic of its time and now, a good read again and again. Downloaded to my kindle in seconds and carried with lots of others for those unexpected delays that happen everyday
Published 26 days ago by J G Macknight
5.0 out of 5 stars read it very quickly
I loved this book, but there again I do tend to like anything Sherlock Holmes including films and tv shows
Published 1 month ago by Janette
4.0 out of 5 stars For my Kindle
Always been meaning to read these stories, so bought and put onto my Kindle. A great read whilst on holiday
Published 1 month ago by Happy Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic
Great read, many short stories and a great collection overall. The speckled band is one of my favourite Holmes stories.
Published 1 month ago by andrew dove
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved it
I don't really read books I never had chance to read books from my childhood. saw this book and thought I may like it but I was wrong I loved it. beautiful story easy to read. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Mohammd O Toryalae
5.0 out of 5 stars Sherlock
Very good very good for people who have snatched the tv series I love it very much so does my family
Published 1 month ago by julie bennett
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews
ARRAY(0xa7de3e94)

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
See all 5 discussions...  
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
   


Look for similar items by category


Feedback