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Superb collection of short stories,
By A Customer
This review is from: Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Stories (Special Editions) (Paperback)
Once you have read just one of the Sherlock Holmes stories you will want to read them all.
"The original illustrated Strand Sherlock Holmes" has the 4 novels and all 56 short stories complete with the original Strand Magazine illustrations by Sidney Paget and others. Sidney Paget created the famous deerstalker hat. The hat and pipe are instantly recognizable trademarks of Sherlock Holmes. He also created the layout of the rooms at 221b Baker street where Holmes and Dr. Watson reside.
In this book there are two things to be aware of. Firstly the illustration sadly lack some detail when reproduced in paperback, but they do convey all the atmosphere of Holmes, Watson and life in Victorian London. Secondly, the printed text is quite small so you will need good lighting to read it comfortably.
Apart from these shortcomings this is an excellent collection which I wholeheartedly recommend. Definitely worth five stars.
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Initial post: 24 May 2013 22:43:12 BDT
Alex Hodgkinson says:
How small is the text? How much focus do I need to read the writing? This is the only thing stopping me from buying at the moment. How small is it? Do I need to squint slightly?
In reply to an earlier post on 15 Jan 2015 13:55:41 GMT
Book Reviewer6 says:
I have this. Just exactly how much of the original illustrations have been excised?
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