A Study in Scarlet (Modern Library Classics) by Arthur Conan Doyle

By Arthur Conan Doyle

In 1887, a tender Arthur Conan Doyle released A examine in Scarlet, hence developing a global icon within the quick-witted sleuth Sherlock Holmes. during this, the 1st Holmes secret, the detective introduces himself to Dr. John H. Watson with the difficult line “You were in Afghanistan, I perceive.” And so starts Watson’s, and the world’s, fascination with this enigmatic character.

Doyle offers both confusing mysteries for Holmes to resolve: one a homicide that occurs within the shadowy outskirts of London, in a locked room the place the haunting be aware Rache is written upon the wall, the opposite a kidnapping set within the American West. speedy opting for up the “scarlet thread of homicide operating during the colourless skein of life,” Holmes doesn't fail at discovering the truth—and making literary historical past.

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