The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes

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The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes
The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes.jpg
Slipcase containing Volumes 1 and 2
AuthorArthur Conan Doyle
CountryUnited States
PublisherW. W. Norton
Publication date
November 17, 2004 (Vol. 1 & 2)
November 17, 2005 (Vol. 3)
Media typePrint (Hardcover)
Pages1878 (Vol. 1 & 2)
992 (Vol. 3)
ISBN978-0393059168 (Vol. 1 & 2)
978-0393058000 (Vol. 3)
Preceded byThe Annotated Sherlock Holmes by William S. Baring-Gould 

The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes is a series of three annotated books edited by Leslie S. Klinger, collecting all of Arthur Conan Doyle's short stories and novels about Sherlock Holmes. The books were originally published by W. W. Norton in oversized slipcased hardcover editions. The first two volumes containing the short stories were published on November 17, 2004, with the third volume containing the novels following a year later on November 17, 2005.[1][2] Each volume was subsequently published separately on November 5, 2007 without a slipcase. This publication of the Sherlock Holmes canon has been called "definitive"[3] and "a landmark in Sherlockian publishing."[4] The books, like other Sherlockian works, assume an in-universe perspective—that Holmes and Watson are real persons, with Doyle merely being a literary agent—and some of the scholarship is only pseudo-serious.[5]


  1. ^ "The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes | W. W. Norton & Company". Archived from the original on 2012-02-20. Retrieved 2012-07-26.
  2. ^ "The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes | W. W. Norton & Company". Retrieved 2012-07-26.
  3. ^ Alfred Hickling (December 4, 2004). "Review: The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes edited by Leslie S Klinger | Books". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 2012-07-26.
  4. ^ Redmond, Chistopher (2009). Sherlock Holmes Handbook (Second Edition). Dundurn. p. 83. ISBN 9781770705920.
  5. ^ Goldfarb, Clifford. "Holmes: The game is truly afoot". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 13 May 2019.