A Study in Scarlet
Bernhard Tauchnitz, 1969 - 143 páginas
A Study in Scarlet is a detective mystery novel written by Scottish author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, which was first published in 1887. It is the first story to feature the character of Sherlock Holmes, who would later become one of the most famous literary detective characters, with long-lasting interest and appeal. The book's title derives from a speech given by Holmes to his companion Doctor Watson on the nature of his work, in which he describes the story's murder investigation as his "study in scarlet": "There’s the scarlet thread of murder running through the colourless skein of life, and our duty is to unravel it, and isolate it, and expose every inch of it."
The story, and its main character, attracted little public interest when it first appeared.
A Study in Scarlet was the first work of fiction to incorporate the magnifying glass as an investigative tool.
Conan Doyle was a fervent advocate of justice and personally investigated two closed cases, which led to two men being exonerated of the crimes of which they were accused. The first case, in 1906, involved a shy half-British, half-Indian lawyer named George Edalji who had allegedly penned threatening letters and mutilated animals. Police were set on Edalji's conviction, even though the mutilations continued after their suspect was jailed.
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Review: A Study in Scarlet (Sherlock Holmes #1)Comentário do usuário - Terry - Goodreads
_A Study in Scarlet_ is an interesting book for several reasons. Here we have the first written adventure of Sherlock Holmes and get both the first introduction to the famous sleuth and his comrade Dr ... Ler resenha completa
Review: A Study in Scarlet (Sherlock Holmes #1)Comentário do usuário - Raleigh - Goodreads
I watched BBC's "Sherlock" before I read this. I'm a bit biased, and I don't want to drag this review on long. So. The only character I was interested in hearing speak was Sherlock Holmes. I know a ... Ler resenha completa