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The life of Arthur Conan Doyle illustrates the excitement and diversity of the Victorian age unlike that of any other figure of the period. In his autobiography, he wrote: I have had a life which, for variety and romance, could, I think, hardly be exceeded. He was not wrong. But Conan Doyle was also a Victorian with a twist, a man of tensions and contradictions. He was fas The life of Arthur Conan Doyle illustrates the excitement and diversity of the Victorian age unlike that of any other figure of the period. In his autobiography, he wrote: I have had a life which, for variety and romance, could, I think, hardly be exceeded. He was not wrong. But Conan Doyle was also a Victorian with a twist, a man of tensions and contradictions. He was fascinated by travel, exploration, invention, and indeed all things modern and technological; yet at the same time very traditional, voicing support for values such as chivalry, duty, constancy, and honour. By the time of his death he was a celebrity, achieving worldwide fame for his creation of the rationalist, scientific super-detective Sherlock Holmes; but his later decades were taken up with advocacy of the new religion of Spiritualism, in which he became a devoted believer.


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The life of Arthur Conan Doyle illustrates the excitement and diversity of the Victorian age unlike that of any other figure of the period. In his autobiography, he wrote: I have had a life which, for variety and romance, could, I think, hardly be exceeded. He was not wrong. But Conan Doyle was also a Victorian with a twist, a man of tensions and contradictions. He was fas The life of Arthur Conan Doyle illustrates the excitement and diversity of the Victorian age unlike that of any other figure of the period. In his autobiography, he wrote: I have had a life which, for variety and romance, could, I think, hardly be exceeded. He was not wrong. But Conan Doyle was also a Victorian with a twist, a man of tensions and contradictions. He was fascinated by travel, exploration, invention, and indeed all things modern and technological; yet at the same time very traditional, voicing support for values such as chivalry, duty, constancy, and honour. By the time of his death he was a celebrity, achieving worldwide fame for his creation of the rationalist, scientific super-detective Sherlock Holmes; but his later decades were taken up with advocacy of the new religion of Spiritualism, in which he became a devoted believer.

30 review for Complete Works of Arthur Conan Doyle

  1. 5 out of 5

    Moataz Mohamed

    As far as I can remember, I have never enjoyed English literature more than I enjoyed the works of A. C. Doyle. That sums it all up.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Tony Le

    As many consider Sigmund Freud as the father of psychology and Adam Smith the father of economy, I find Sir Arthur Conan Doyle the father of mystery and suspense.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Viktor O.

    The stories by Arthur Conan Doyle are well written. They help to develop the logical reasoning skills among the readers!!! Why don't readers try to read some other books to learn more about the logical reasoning? I think that the Wealth Management Time book by Viktor O. Ledenyov and Dimitri O. Ledenyov can be a good starting point!!! The stories by Arthur Conan Doyle are well written. They help to develop the logical reasoning skills among the readers!!! Why don't readers try to read some other books to learn more about the logical reasoning? I think that the Wealth Management Time book by Viktor O. Ledenyov and Dimitri O. Ledenyov can be a good starting point!!!

  4. 5 out of 5

    Emily Kemme

    Arthur Conan Doyle is campy but fun. I particularly enjoy reading the historical footnotes to get a glimpse into not only 19th century London, but into both Doyle and his fantastical Sherlock's minds. Arthur Conan Doyle is campy but fun. I particularly enjoy reading the historical footnotes to get a glimpse into not only 19th century London, but into both Doyle and his fantastical Sherlock's minds.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Jill

    Made watching the new Sherlock Holmes movie much more fun. I didn't realize that Sherlock was so twisted. Brilliant, but twisted. Made watching the new Sherlock Holmes movie much more fun. I didn't realize that Sherlock was so twisted. Brilliant, but twisted.

  6. 4 out of 5

    zaK young

    You know I DO love a good muh-duh...

  7. 4 out of 5

    Jim

    Reading "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" from this massive, omnibus edition. The game is afoot! :D Reading "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" from this massive, omnibus edition. The game is afoot! :D

  8. 4 out of 5

    Bonnie Dale Keck

    Have read all of Doyle's Sherlock Holmes and probably others as well, just never bothered to put them in to amazon or goodreads, so dates wrong. Some KU some paperback some hardback some collections. Have read all of Doyle's Sherlock Holmes and probably others as well, just never bothered to put them in to amazon or goodreads, so dates wrong. Some KU some paperback some hardback some collections.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Nastya

    Favourite author and favourite stories of my life.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Dennis

    Confession: I haven't read his complete works! I have read most of the fiction however, I discovered this by finishing Rodney Stone and a couple short stories. I realized that I read them before. So I've read as much as I care to, not even approaching his voluminous non-fiction works. I must say I don't like any of his fiction nearly as well as his Sherlock Holmes canon. He can roll in his grave all he likes! The only stories that I enjoyed nearly as well are his short stories of Brigadier Gerar Confession: I haven't read his complete works! I have read most of the fiction however, I discovered this by finishing Rodney Stone and a couple short stories. I realized that I read them before. So I've read as much as I care to, not even approaching his voluminous non-fiction works. I must say I don't like any of his fiction nearly as well as his Sherlock Holmes canon. He can roll in his grave all he likes! The only stories that I enjoyed nearly as well are his short stories of Brigadier Gerard of the Napoleonic wars.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Nigel Callaghan

    What can you say about Conan Doyle, that hasn't been said many times over? Buying the complete works (not just Holmes) in one e-book is a great opportunity to reread old favourites, and discover some new material. And for 99p on Kindle it's a no-brainer! What can you say about Conan Doyle, that hasn't been said many times over? Buying the complete works (not just Holmes) in one e-book is a great opportunity to reread old favourites, and discover some new material. And for 99p on Kindle it's a no-brainer!

  12. 5 out of 5

    Rebecca

    One of the best writers I have ever come across.

  13. 4 out of 5

    David Troyer

    If you love a good mystery, you might like this book. Sherlock Holmes has very unique methods of solving crimes.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Omar Federer

    Conan is the greatest novelist alive ! Alive by the enormous works he did, the compelling stories he wrote and the elegance of his style.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Rashmi Sandeep

    Have read and re-read these stories multiple times. I enjoy them thoroughly each time. I love the characters, the plots and everything about these stories

  16. 4 out of 5

    Mark New

    Conan Doyle is so much more than just Holmes, even though I grew up reading the detective stories and came later to the rest.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Raul

    funny

  18. 5 out of 5

    martina molina

    Twelve-year old me was obsessed. I needed help. Damn.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Gloktaa

    I've read every novel and short story and obscure thing this author has ever authored. Safe to say, I like the guy. I've read every novel and short story and obscure thing this author has ever authored. Safe to say, I like the guy.

  20. 4 out of 5

    David Mcreynolds

    A superb storyteller, such a shame he lost his mind to the psychic charlatans...his last Holmes story is so bad it's quite sad! A superb storyteller, such a shame he lost his mind to the psychic charlatans...his last Holmes story is so bad it's quite sad!

  21. 4 out of 5

    Martha

    LOVED THIS Collection!!! Included: A Study in Scarlet, The Sign of Four, A Scandal in Bohemia, The Red-Headed League, A Case of Identity, The Boscombe Valley Mystery, The Five Orange Pips, The Man with the Twisted Lip, The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle, The Adventure of the Speckled Band, The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb, The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor, the Adventure of the Beryl Coronet, The Adventure of the Copper Beeches, Adventure 1 Silver Blaze, Adventure 2 The Yellow Face, Adven LOVED THIS Collection!!! Included: A Study in Scarlet, The Sign of Four, A Scandal in Bohemia, The Red-Headed League, A Case of Identity, The Boscombe Valley Mystery, The Five Orange Pips, The Man with the Twisted Lip, The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle, The Adventure of the Speckled Band, The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb, The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor, the Adventure of the Beryl Coronet, The Adventure of the Copper Beeches, Adventure 1 Silver Blaze, Adventure 2 The Yellow Face, Adventure 3 The Stock-Broker's Clerk, Adventure 4 The "Gloria Scott", Adventure 5 The Musgrave Ritual, Adventure 6 The Reigate Puzzle, Adventure 7 The Crooked Man, Adventure 9 The Greek Interpreter, Adventure 10 The Naval Treaty, Adventure 11 The Final Problem, The Hound of the Baskervilles, The Adventure of the Empty House, The Adventure of the Norwood Builder, The Adventure of the Dancing Men, The Adventure of the Solitary Cyclist, The Adventure of the Priori School, The Adventure of Black Peter, The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton, the Adventure of the Six Napoleons, The Adventure of the Three Students, the Adventure of the Golden Pince-Nez, The Adventure of the Missing Three-Quarter, The Adventure of the Abbey Grange, the Adventure of the Second Stain, the Valley of Fear, The Adventure of the Wisteria Lodge, The Adventure of the Cardboard Box, The Adventure of the Red Circle, The Adventure of the Bruce-Parington Plans, The Adventure of the Dying Detective, The Disapperance of Lady Frances, Carfax, The Adventure of the Devil's Foot, His Last Bow, The Lost World, The Poison Belt, Micah Clark, The White Company, The Great Shadow, The Refugees, Rodney Stone, Uncle Bernac, Sir Nigel, The Great Boer War, The War in South Africa, A Visit to Three Fronts, The Adventure of Gerard, Beyond the City, The Captain of the Polestar, A Desert Drama, The Doings of Raffles Haw, A Duet with Occasional Chorus, The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard, The Firm of Girdlestone, The Green Flag, The Last Galley, The Mystery of Cloomber, The Parasite, The Stark Munro Letters, Tales of Terror and Mystery, Through the Magic Door, The New Revelation, The Vital Message, Round the Red Lamp

  22. 4 out of 5

    Barbara

    Read: Lot No. 249 - 4/5 The Captain of the Pole-Star - 4/5

  23. 5 out of 5

    Jerin Tahapary

    Twin works - The Adventure of the Speckled Band and The Hound of Baskerville explicates, science-wise, wherefore Sir Arthur Conan Doyle a spiritual arden became his twilight years. Way those double mysteries merge twi an exotic com romantic context, that thru them is twice its solution solved scientifically, yet its setting found in the linking context above. For what could source and or a-force a-science (figuratively) funneling thru to solution, but those outer limits beyond, connecting superbly Twin works - The Adventure of the Speckled Band and The Hound of Baskerville explicates, science-wise, wherefore Sir Arthur Conan Doyle a spiritual arden became his twilight years. Way those double mysteries merge twi an exotic com romantic context, that thru them is twice its solution solved scientifically, yet its setting found in the linking context above. For what could source and or a-force a-science (figuratively) funneling thru to solution, but those outer limits beyond, connecting superbly unknowably, still scientifically yet mysteriously - those twin works. . His merged magnum opus those twin works.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Rebecca

    My first time reading Scandal in Bohemia and the difference between the way Irene is portrayed in the book and in TV and Film is quite surprising. She's a lot more subtle and refined on the story, not as much of a female fatale. She lacks the sexuality and outward confidence. It is implied in that she had this thing with the king and a regular male visitor. But these relationships are spurred by love rather than sex and power, it felt to me. I kind of preferred the subtle version. It showed a mo My first time reading Scandal in Bohemia and the difference between the way Irene is portrayed in the book and in TV and Film is quite surprising. She's a lot more subtle and refined on the story, not as much of a female fatale. She lacks the sexuality and outward confidence. It is implied in that she had this thing with the king and a regular male visitor. But these relationships are spurred by love rather than sex and power, it felt to me. I kind of preferred the subtle version. It showed a more delicate power and humble wit.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Ashok Deobhakta

    This book was on my reading list for many many years. But, this happens to be my first book on Kindle. So, I enjoyed both-reading the books and reading on Kindle. Following books have given immense satisfaction while reading the voluminous volume. 1 A Study in Scarlet. 2 The Sign of The Four. 3. The Adventures of Sherlock Homes 4. The Memoir of Sherlock Homes. 5. The Hounds of Baskervilles. That leaves reading the remaining book: The Return of Sherlock Homes. The last book:The Case Book of Sherlock Hom This book was on my reading list for many many years. But, this happens to be my first book on Kindle. So, I enjoyed both-reading the books and reading on Kindle. Following books have given immense satisfaction while reading the voluminous volume. 1 A Study in Scarlet. 2 The Sign of The Four. 3. The Adventures of Sherlock Homes 4. The Memoir of Sherlock Homes. 5. The Hounds of Baskervilles. That leaves reading the remaining book: The Return of Sherlock Homes. The last book:The Case Book of Sherlock Homes, I completed today. It has 12 very interesting cases. Very enjoyable.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Ero

    A great bedtime book full of rollicking adventure stories, occasionally hilariously overwrought but fun nonetheless. The Sherlock Holmes stories are so perfect that it's jarring to read his other stuff, which is often juvenile, derivative or sloppy by comparison. Draws directly from Poe, Stevenson, etc. However, the entertainment value is undeniable, and it's hard not to love some of these tales, which cover a wide swath of contemporary genres. A great bedtime book full of rollicking adventure stories, occasionally hilariously overwrought but fun nonetheless. The Sherlock Holmes stories are so perfect that it's jarring to read his other stuff, which is often juvenile, derivative or sloppy by comparison. Draws directly from Poe, Stevenson, etc. However, the entertainment value is undeniable, and it's hard not to love some of these tales, which cover a wide swath of contemporary genres.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Karen

    This review only relates to the e-book formatting...not the content. While its nice to have everything in one place, the navigation and downloading of the e-book version leaves something to be desired. I have since gone on to download from other sources only the Sherlock Homes stories as they are the ones I tend to re-read.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Priom Choudhury

    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle has long been one of my most favorite authors since childhood for I bore & still carry great affinity for his wonderful fictitious creation Sherlock Holmes. I do deep in these ever enchanting stories even now. I pay my homage to the Great Sherlock Holmes & its Creator Sir Doyle.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Greg

    I've been a big fan of Sherlock Holmes for quite some time. I think I've read every book at least twice, but love reading them again even though I sometimes remember the outcome. This includes other works by Conan Doyle and I haven't read yet, but am looking forward to reading. This is a BIG book. I've been a big fan of Sherlock Holmes for quite some time. I think I've read every book at least twice, but love reading them again even though I sometimes remember the outcome. This includes other works by Conan Doyle and I haven't read yet, but am looking forward to reading. This is a BIG book.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Sharon Sims-king

    First read these books as a child and have been rereading ever since. The characters are irresistible and now there are no new stories I look for new pastiche to get my fix. Everybody should read these.

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