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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes  
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Cover of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Author Arthur Conan Doyle
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Series Sherlock Holmes
Genre(s) Detective fiction short stories
Publisher George Newnes
Publication date 1892[1]
Media type Print (Hardback)
Pages 307
Preceded by The Sign of the Four
Followed by The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of twelve stories by Arthur Conan Doyle, featuring his famous detective and illustrated by Sidney Paget.

These are the first of the Sherlock Holmes short stories, originally published as single stories in the Strand Magazine from July 1891 to June 1892. The book was published in England on October 14, 1892 by George Newnes Ltd and in a US Edition on October 15 by Harper. The initial combined print run was 14,500 copies.

The book was banned in the Soviet Union in 1929 for the occultism[citation needed] of its author, although the book shows few to no signs of such material. Later, the embargo was lifted.



The 12 stories in this collection are:

The 1939 film starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce was based on the stage play by William Gillette and was not a direct adaptation of the book.

Texts in Wikisource


External links

  • Audio version of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes at LibriVox /[1]

Source material

Up to date as of January 22, 2010

From Wikisource

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
by Arthur Conan Doyle
Collection of short stories appearing in the Strand from 1891 to 1892.
Speaker Icon.svg one or more chapters are available in a spoken word format.


PD-icon.svg This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1923.

The author died in 1930, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 75 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.

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