Baker Street Dozen - Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - Audio Book CD
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The acclaimed, exciting, completely dramatized performances of twelve Conan Doyle classics.
It’s simple that any Conan Doyle fan can need this splendid set of Sherlock Holmes mysteries—twelve timeless classics performed as radio theatre, connected by violin music interludes.
The remarkable Sir John Gielgud stars as the sleuth of Baker Street, with Ralph Richardson as his venerable companion, Dr. Watson, and Orson Welles as the nefarious Professor Moriarty. With 3 leaders of the theatre in such colourful roles, it’s no secret why this collection was thus prevalent on cassette.
“The Blue Carbuncle”
“A Case of Identity”
“Charles August Milverton”
“The Dying Detective” “The Final Problem”
“The Golden Pince-Nez”
“The Norwood Builder”
“A Scandal in Bohemia” “The Second Stain”
“The Six Napoleons”
“The Solitary Cyclist”
“The Speckled Band”
About Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes is a fictional detective of the late 19th and early 20th decades who produced his initially published appearance in 1887. He was devised by Scottish writer and doctor Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Holmes is distinguished for his prowess at utilizing logic and astute observation to resolve instances. He is possibly the many distinguished fictional detective, and indeed among the best recognized and universally recognizable literary characters.
Conan Doyle wrote 4 novels and fifty-six brief stories featuring his creation. Almost all were narrated by Holmes' friend and biographer, Dr. John H. Watson, with all the exception of 2 narrated by Holmes himself and 2 more created in the 3rd individual. The stories initially appeared in magazine serialization, notably in The Strand, over a period of forty years. This was a usual shape of publication at the time: Charles Dickens' functions were issued in a synonymous fashion. The stories cover a period from around 1878 about 1903, with a final case in 1914.
It ought to be noted that most brief stories' titles were prefixed by "The Adventure of...". But, this might be inconsistent across the media in which they were published, due to the whim of every editor. Both lengthy and brief versions variously appear within this short article, and neither is considered to become the canonical choice.
Sherlock Holmes describes himself as a "consulting detective", an expert who is brought into situations that have proven too difficult for different (usually official) investigators; we are told that he is on numerous an event capable to resolve a issue without exiting his house. Naturally, this aspect is minimized in the stories themselves, which tend to focus found on the more interesting instances that need him to do actual legwork. He specializes in solving unusual situations utilizing his extraordinary powers of observation and logical reasoning, and frequently demonstrates these abilities to fresh customers by creating on-the-spot deductions about their personalities and recent escapades. This easy advertising approach seldom fails to impress and build self-confidence in his services (see below).
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle credited the conception of Holmes to his instructor at the health school of Edinburgh University, the gifted physician and forensic detective, Joseph Bell. (Forensic research was a reasonably modern field at the time.) But, some years later Bell wrote to Conan Doyle, "You are yourself Sherlock Holmes and effectively you understand it"
. Holmes was called after Oliver Wendell Holmes, whom Conan Doyle admired, and an English cricketer called Sherlock — nevertheless, some early notes provide his name as Sherrinford Holmes.