A Study in Scarlet PDF is a detective novel by Arthur Conan Doyle, first published in 1887. The story marks the first appearance of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, who would become two of the most famous characters in popular fiction. The book was published in beige cloth with a design by Planning Associates Incorporated.
The novel sold poorly upon its initial release, but Doyle was urged by his friend and mentor Oscar Wilde to persevere with the character of Holmes. public interest in the detective grew rapidly in the 1890s, and A Study in Scarlet was reprinted several times.
The book has been adapted for film and television numerous times, most notably in a 1984 BBC mini-series starring Jeremy Brett as Holmes. It is available in multiple formats including paperback, e-book, and audiobook.
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A Study in Scarlet Summary
The book starts with two men, one from America and one from England, who meet in a train going from London to Exeter. The Englishman, Dr. John Watson, is returning to his home after serving as a doctor in the Second Anglo-Afghan War. He meets the American, Sherlock Holmes, who is also returning to England after an absence of some years. The two men strike up a conversation and learn that they have both just been discharged from the army.
Watson is impressed by Holmes’ knowledge of medicine and they discuss various cases that Holmes has worked on. Eventually, they reach London and go their separate ways. However, Watson is quickly contacted by Holmes, who asks him to come and share lodgings with him at 221B Baker Street. Watson agrees and they become roommates.
Watson quickly learns that Holmes is an excellent detective, often using his powers of observation and deduction to solve cases that the police have been unable to solve. One of their earliest cases together is the case of Mr. Rufus Dorak, an American who has come to England to visit his relatives.
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|Book||A Study in Scarlet|
|Author||Arthur Conan Doyle|
|Category||Mystery, Detective fiction|
|Publisher||Ward Lock & Co|
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About the Author
Arthur Conan Doyle was born on May 22, 1859, in Edinburgh, Scotland. The second of ten children, he was the son of Charles Altamont Doyle, a prosperous civil servant, and his wife, Mary Jane Foley. Although of Irish descent, the family name had been Anglicized from Ó’Dúill.
His mother suffered from ill health and died when Doyle was eleven. His father was an alcoholic who squandered the family’s money, and the young Doyle was often left to fend for himself. He was educated at Jesuit schools—first Hodder Place, Stonyhurst (1868–70), and then Stella Maris College in Feldkirch, Austria (1870–73)—but he was largely self-educated. In 1876 he began studying medicine at the University of Edinburgh.
While attending university, Doyle began writing short stories and plays, as well as poetry, none of which were published. It was not until 1887 that he achieved his first success, with the publication of “A Study in Scarlet,” the first Sherlock Holmes story, in Beeton’s Christmas Annual.
Doyle was not initially very interested in the character of Holmes, whom he considered to be a “rather cold and unemotional” figure. However, readers responded so favorably to the detective that Doyle eventually wrote fifty-six stories about him.
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FAQs(Frequently Asked Questions)
How long is A Study in Scarlet?
A Study in Scarlet is 120 pages long.
What is the moral of A Study in Scarlet?
The moral of A Study in Scarlet is that crime does not pay.
What is A Study in Scarlet about?
A Study in Scarlet is about a detective, Sherlock Holmes, who solves a murder mystery.
Is A Study in Scarlet good?
Yes, A Study in Scarlet is a good book. It is an interesting mystery story with well-developed characters.
How many chapters are there in A Study in Scarlet?
A Study in Scarlet has 27 chapters.