The Return of Sherlock Holmes

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The Return of Sherlock Holmes
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First edition (US)
Author Arthur Conan Doyle
Illustrator Sidney Paget
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Series Sherlock Holmes
Genre Detective fiction short stories
Publisher George Newnes
Publication date
1905[1]
Media type Print (Hardback)
Pages 403 pp
ISBN NA
Preceded by The Hound of the Baskervilles
Followed by The Valley of Fear

The Return of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of 13 Sherlock Holmes stories, originally published in 1903-1904, by Arthur Conan Doyle.

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The book was first published in February 1905 by McClure, Phillips & Co. (New York) then on 7 March 1905 by Georges Newnes, Ltd. (London)[2]

This was the first Holmes collection since 1893, when Holmes had "died" in The Final Problem. Having published The Hound of the Baskervilles in 1901–1902 (although setting it before Holmes' death) Doyle came under intense pressure to revive his famous character.

The first story is set in 1894 and has Holmes returning in London and explaining the period from 1891–94, a period called "The Great Hiatus" by Sherlockian enthusiasts.

Also of note is Watson's statement in the last story of the cycle that Holmes has retired, and forbids him to publish any more stories.

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