Little treasures, the FLAME TREE COLLECTABLE CLASSICS are chosen to create a delightful and timeless home library. Each stunning, gift edition features deluxe cover treatments, ribbon markers, luxury endpapers and gilded edges. The unabridged text is accompanied by a Glossary of Victorian and Literary terms produced for the modern reader.
Originally published as a series in The Strand Magazine, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s second collection of Sherlock Holmes stories was originally intended to mark the final appearance of the brilliant detective. Holmes’ exceptional powers of observation and deduction are once more put to the test in these twelve adventures full of murder and intrigue, culminating in “The Final Problem”. After finally meeting his match in Professor James Moriarty, a nefarious criminal mastermind, Holmes must face off against his most dangerous nemesis yet.
Scottish writer and master storyteller Arthur Conan Doyle was born in 1859. As a medical student he was so impressed by his professor’s powers of deduction that he was inspired to create the illustrious and much-loved figure Sherlock Holmes. However in contrast to his scientific background, Conan Doyle became increasingly interested in spiritualism, leaving him keen to explore other fantastical elements in stories such as The Lost World.
Publisher: Flame Tree Collectable Classics (August 11, 2020)