This new illustrated edition of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes has added explanations as sidenotes to help those readers who are not familiar with some of the phrases used by the author and his characters—after all the stories were written over 120 years ago.
Some of the author’s phrases are still in use in modern-day British English and these are described to make the text clearer to English speakers from outside of the UK, or to those who do not speak English as a first language. Also included is some background information on places, names and terms used in the stories.
It is not essential to consult the notes when reading this book, however, it is hoped that the explanations will enhance the reader’s enjoyment of the stories by giving them some insights that might otherwise have been missed.
The book is illustrated with Sidney Paget’s beautiful drawings that so help to visualize the stories. All of the drawings from the first publication have been included.
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About the Author
A prolific author of books, short stories, poetry, and more, the Scottish writer Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) is best known for the creation of one of literature’s most vivid and enduring characters: Sherlock Holmes. Through detailed observation, vast knowledge, and brilliant deduction, Holmes and his trusted friend, Dr. Watson, step into the swirling fog of Victorian London to rescue the innocent, confound the guilty, and solve the most perplexing puzzles known to literature.
Date of Birth:May 22, 1859
Date of Death:July 7, 1930
Place of Birth:Edinburgh, Scotland
Place of Death:Crowborough, Sussex, England
Education:Edinburgh University, B.M., 1881; M.D., 1885