Oxford Bookworms Library: Level 2:. Sherlock Holmes: More Short Stories audio pack, Doyle Arthur Conan
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.
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: The Lost World & Other Stories ISBN: 1853262455 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781853262456 Издательство: Wordsworth Рейтинг: Цена: от 372 р. Наличие на складе: Есть (1 шт.) 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: The Hound of the Baskervilles ISBN: 0007368577 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780007368570 Издательство: HarperCollins UK Рейтинг: Цена: от 315 р. Наличие на складе: Есть (1 шт.) Описание: HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics.
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: 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: Best of Sherlock Holmes ISBN: 1853267481 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781853267482 Издательство: Wordsworth Рейтинг: Цена: от 372 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: Return of Sherlock Holmes ISBN: 1853260584 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781853260582 Издательство: Wordsworth Рейтинг: Цена: 413 р. Наличие на складе: Есть (3 шт.) 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: 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 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes ISBN: 0486474917 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780486474915 Издательство: Dover Рейтинг: Цена: 677 р. Наличие на складе: Есть (3 шт.) Описание: Venture back in time to Victorian London to join literature's greatest detective team -- the brilliant Sherlock Holmes and his devoted assistant, Dr. Watson -- as they investigate a dozen of their best-known cases. Originally published in 1892, this is the first and best collection of stories about the legendary sleuth. It's also the least expensive edition available. Featured tales include several of the author's personal favorites: "A Scandal in Bohemia" -- in which a king is blackmailed by a former lover and Holmes matches wits with the only woman to attract his open admiration -- plus "The Speckled Band," "The Red-Headed League," and "The Five Orange Pips." Additional mysteries include "The Blue Carbuncle," "The Engineer's Thumb," "The Beryl Coronet," "The Copper Beeches," and four others.
Автор: Doyle Arthur Conan Название: The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes ISBN: 000735083X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780007350834 Издательство: HarperCollins UK Рейтинг: Цена: от 223 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics.
Описание: HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics.
Автор: Doyle Arthur Conan Название: Sherlock Holmes: Volume II ISBN: 0553212427 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780553212426 Издательство: Random House (USA) Рейтинг: Цена: от 661 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: Sherlock HolmesThe Complete Novels and StoriesVolume IISince his first appearance in "Beeton's Christmas Annual" in 1887, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes has been one of the most beloved fictional characters ever created. Now, in two paperback volumes, Bantam presents all fifty-six short stories and four novels featuring Conan Doyle's classic hero--a truly complete collection of Sherlock Holmes's adventures in crime Volume II begins with The Hound of the Baskervilles, a haunting novel of murder on eerie Grimpen Moor, which has rightly earned its reputation as the finest murder mystery ever written. The Valley of Fear matches Holmes against his archenemy, the master of imaginative crime, Professor Moriarty. In addition, the loyal Dr. Watson has faithfully recorded Holmes's feats of extraordinary detection in such famous cases as the thrilling The Adventure of the Red Circle and the twelve baffling adventures from The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes. Conan Doyle's incomparable tales bring to life a Victorian England of horse-drawn cabs, fogs, and the famous lodgings at 221B Baker Street, where for more than forty years Sherlock Holmes earned his undisputed reputation as the greatest fictional detective of all time.
Автор: Doyle Arthur Conan Название: MRel Silver Blaze ISBN: 1405072792 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781405072793 Издательство: Macmillan ELT Рейтинг: Цена: 1001 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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