Описание: Horseracing is the sport of kings, perhaps because racehorses are very expensive animals. But when they win races, they can make a lot of money too - money for the owners, for the trainers, and for the people who put bets on them to win. Silver Blaze is a young horse, but already the winner of many races. One night he disappears from his stables, and someone kills his trainer. The police want the killer, and the owner wants his horse, but they can't find them. So what do they do? They write to 221B Baker Street, London, of course - to ask for the help of the great detective, Sherlock Holmes.
Автор: Doyle Arthur Conan Название: Narrative of John Smith ISBN: 0712358412 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780712358415 Издательство: Неизвестно Рейтинг: Цена: 600 р. Наличие на складе: Есть (более 5-х шт.) Описание: Arthur Conan Doyle wrote The Narrative of John Smith in 1883 when he was just 23, living in Portsmouth and struggling to establish himself as a doctor and a writer. By that time he had succeeded in getting a number of short stories published in leading magazines of the day, such as Blackwood's, All the Year Round, London Society and the Boy's Own Paper. But, as was the accepted practice of literary journals of the time, his stories were published anonymously and Conan Doyle realised that to make his name as a writer he would have to write a novel. That novel, the first he ever wrote, and published here for the first time, is The Narrative of John Smith. More a string of ruminations than a novel, it is however of considerable biographical importance and has exceptional value as a window into the mind of the creator of Sherlock Holmes. Many of the themes and tropes of his later writing, including his first Sherlock Holmes story A Study in Scarlet (published in 1887), can be clearly seen. Via the protagonist, John Smith, a 50-year-old man confined to his room by an attack of gout, Conan Doyle sets down his thoughts and opinions on a range of subjects literature, science, religion, war, education with no detectable shyness or diffidence, full of bravado in the face of little professional success at that time. Although it has little in the way of plot it stands as a fascinating record of an early attempt at writing by a man who was on his way to being one of the best-known authors in the world. Extract from Chapter I: Gout or rheumatism, Doctor? I asked. A little of both Mr. Smith, said he. And pray, sir, what is the exact difference between them? I continued under a natural impulse to gain a little knowledge in exchange for the red-hot skewer which was transfixing my right foot. Why, said my good physician, tapping his tortoise-shell snuff box, the one is a punishment and the other is a misfortune one is in the hands of Providence and the other in your own. You can't command the weather which governs your rheumatism, but you can command your appetites which govern your gout. And so, said I, this diabolical pain in my foot is the hybrid form of torture known as rheumatic gout which unites the disadvantages of both diseases to a dash of malignancy all its own.
Автор: Doyle Arthur Conan Название: Oxford Bookworms Library: Stage 2: Sherlock Holmes Short Stories ISBN: 0194790711 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780194790710 Издательство: Oxford University Press Рейтинг: Цена: 881 р. Наличие на складе: Есть (1 шт.) Описание: Sherlock Holmes is the greatest detective of them all. He sits in his room, and smokes his pipe. He listens, and watches, and thinks. He listens to the steps coming up the stairs; he watches the door opening - and he knows what question the stranger will ask. In these three of his best stories, Holmes has three visitors to the famous flat in Baker Street - visitors who bring their troubles to the only man in the world who can help them.
Автор: Doyle Arthur Conan Название: Casebook of Sherlock Holmes & His Last Bow ISBN: 1853260703 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781853260704 Издательство: Wordsworth Рейтинг: Цена: от 292 р. Наличие на складе: Есть (1 шт.) Описание: These are the last 12 stories Conan Doyle wrote about Holmes and Watson. They reflect the disillusioned world of the 1920's in which they were written, and he can be seen to take advantage of new, more open conventions in fiction. Suicide as a murder weapon and homosexual incest are some of the psychological tragedies whose consequences are unravelled by the mind of Holmes before the eyes of Watson. That said, the collection also includes some of the best turns of wit in the series, and indeed in the whole of English literature.
Автор: Doyle Arthur Conan Название: The valley of fear ISBN: 0008166757 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780008166755 Издательство: HarperCollins UK Рейтинг: Цена: от 303 р. Наличие на складе: Есть (1 шт.) Описание: The greatest schemer of all time, the organizer of every deviltry, the controlling brain of the underworld, a brain which might have made or marred the destiny of nations – that's the man!’
Summoned to a mysterious manor house by one of the henchmen of his arch nemesis, Professor Moriarty, Holmes and Watson find themselves confronted by the scene of a brutal murder. But the brilliant Holmes soon reveals that there is much more to this case than first meets the eye…
First published as a serialisation in The Strand Magazine between 1914 and 1915, this fourth and final Sherlock Holmes novel will delight fans of Conan Doyle’s legendary detective and his faithful sidekick Watson
Автор: Doyle Arthur Conan Название: The Adventure of the Dancing Men ISBN: 0486295583 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780486295589 Издательство: Dover Рейтинг: Цена: от 345 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: Four superb stories featuring the peerless sleuth and his faithful sidekick, Dr. Watson: "The Adventure of the Dancing Men," "The Adventure of the Dying Detective," "The Musgrave Ritual" and "The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans." Wonderful introduction to Holmes corpus; pocket-size treat for
Автор: Doyle Arthur Conan Название: Study in Scarlet & Sign of the Four ISBN: 1840224118 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781840224115 Издательство: Wordsworth Рейтинг: Цена: от 292 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: Bringing together Sherlock Holmes, the master of science detection, and John H Watson, the great detective`s faithful chronicler, this novel not only establishes the magic of the Holmes myth but also provides the reader with a dramatic adventure yarn which ranges from the foggy, gas-lit streets of London to the burning plains of Utah.
Автор: Doyle Arthur Conan Название: The Lost World & Other Stories ISBN: 1853262455 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781853262456 Издательство: Wordsworth Рейтинг: Цена: от 314 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: The protagonist, the `cave-man in a lounge suit`, is the maddening, irascible and fascinating Professor George Edward Challenger. This volume includes adventures he faced such as that high above the Amazon rain forest in "The Lost World" and the challenges of "The Land of Mist".
Автор: Doyle Arthur Conan Название: Return of Sherlock Holmes ISBN: 1853260584 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781853260582 Издательство: Wordsworth Рейтинг: Цена: от 292 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: Holmes did not lose his life at the Reichenback Falls. Nor has three years of absence taken away his power to startle Dr Watson. But it is the Park Lane mystery - the murder of the Honourable Ronald Adair - that brings Holmes back to life and the search for the second most dangerous man in London.
Описание: Contains the earliest cases of the greatest fictional detective of all time. This book comprises the "Adventures of Sherlock Holmes", illustrated by Sidney Paget, the illustrator from whom our images of Sherlock Holmes and his world derive. It is the first of three volumes of "The Complete Sherlock Holmes".
Автор: Doyle Arthur Conan Название: Best of Sherlock Holmes ISBN: 1853267481 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781853267482 Издательство: Wordsworth Рейтинг: Цена: от 311 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: Part of the "Everyman" series which has been re-set with wide margins for notes and easy-to-read type. Each title includes a themed introduction by leading authorities on the subject, life-and-times chronology of the author, text summaries, annotated reading lists and selected criticism and notes.
Автор: Doyle Arthur Conan Название: The Hound of the Baskervilles ISBN: 0007368577 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780007368570 Издательство: HarperCollins UK Рейтинг: Цена: от 303 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
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Автор: Doyle Arthur Conan Название: MRel Silver Blaze ISBN: 1405072792 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781405072793 Издательство: Macmillan ELT Рейтинг: Цена: 1109 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: Silver Blaze and Other Stories is an adapted Elementary Level reader written by the famous Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. In this book Sherlock Holmes and his assistant, Dr Watson, solve the strange cases in each of these short stories. They include The Blue Carbuncle, Silver Blaze and The Six Napoleons.
Описание: This series provides a wide variety of reading materials for all learners of English. The books are retold versions of popular classics and contemporary titles as well as specially written stories.
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