A thrilling classic of golden-age crime, in series with The Singing Sands, Miss Pym Disposes and The Daughter of Time.
The Selected Adventures and Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
Illustrated by Max Löffler
Introduced by Michael Dirda
A stunning new Folio Society collection of Arthur Conan Doyle’s most compelling cases, The Selected Adventures and Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes is given a contemporary twist with Max Löffler’s unsettling illustrations.
‘You must have started early and yet you had a good drive in a dogcart, along heavy roads, before you reached the station.’ So declares literature’s best-loved detective upon greeting a new client in the sitting room of 221b Baker Street. Amazed by his powers of deduction, the stranger reveals her story and a new adventure commences.
‘Twice after his career had been definitely terminated by the author, Sherlock Holmes was brought back to fictional life, so avid was the appetite of the public for the narratives of the solution of crime by minute deductive reasoning.’
- New York Times
Quarter-bound in blocked cloth with blocked cloth case sides
Set in Laurentian with Clarendon display
Frontispiece and 8 black & white integrated illustrations
9½˝ x 6¼˝
A new collection of cracking cases
‘My dear Doctor, this is a time for observation, not for talk. We are spies in an enemy’s country.’
The brilliant detective shows off his incredible powers of deduction in this new collection of ten perennially popular cases chosen from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes.
Holmes has become the most lauded sleuth in literature, his capricious character kept restrained by his unflappable assistant, Dr. Watson. Together, the pair investigates the insalubrious environs of Victorian London to solve a string of complex crimes. We begin with ‘A Scandal in Bohemia’ – the only Sherlock Holmes story to feature his female adversary Irene Adler – and reach a thrilling finale that features a duel with his nemesis Professor Moriarty in ‘The Final Problem’. In between, Holmes must foil a bank heist in ‘The Red-Headed League’, locate a missing race horse in ‘Silver Blaze’, and deduce how a man died in a locked room with just his innocent wife present in ‘The Crooked Man’.
A series of stunning new illustrations
As winner of the Book Illustration Competition, hosted annually by Folio and the House of Illustration, Max Löffler was commissioned for the edition. His trompe l’oeil style, which creates optical illusions through illustration, adds menacing realism to the nine images and a contemporary twist to the tales. The selection is introduced by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Michael Dirda. As a member of the oldest Sherlock Holmes society, the Baker Street Irregulars, his involvement in the edition was elementary.
A Scandal in Bohemia
The Red-Headed League
The Man with the Twisted Lip
The Speckled Band
The Copper Beeches
The Musgrave Ritual
The Crooked Man
The Greek Interpreter
The Final Problem
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ABOUT MAX LÖFFLER
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