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'.
Catherine Wynne's introduction reappraises the stories by looking at Conan Doyle's medical background and its influence on the creation of the famous detective. This edition also features completely revised explanatory notes to reflect the most recent scholarship on Conan Doyle and Victorian Literature.
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