The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

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This article is about the short story collection. For other uses, see The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (disambiguation).
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 Detective fiction short stories
Publisher George Newnes
Publication date
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 written by Arthur Conan Doyle, featuring his famous detective, and illustrated by Sidney Paget.

The eponymous 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.[citation needed]


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.[citation needed] They were collected and published in the book, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, on 14 October 1892 by George Newnes Ltd in England and on 15 October 1892 in the US by Harper. The initial combined print run was 14,500 copies.[citation needed]


The 12 stories in this collection are:


The book was banned in the Soviet Union in 1929 for its author's occultism, although the book shows few to no signs of such material. The embargo was later lifted.[2]


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