The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (Oxford World's Classics)
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes are overshadowed by the eventwith which they close - the meeting of the great detective andMoriarty, the Napoleon of Crime. Their struggle, seemingly to thedeath, was to leave many readers desolate at the loss of Holmes,but was also to lead to his immortality as a literary figure.However illogical as a detective story, The final Problem'has proved itself an unforgettable tale. The stories that precedeit included two narratives from Holmes himself, on a mutiny at seaand a treasure hunt in a Sussex country house, as well as a meetingwith his brilliant brother Mycroft, of whom Holmes says,Ifthe art of the detective began and ended in reasoning from anyarmchair, my brother would be the greatest criminal agent thateverlived.'ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics hasmade available the widest range of literature from around theglobe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment toscholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth ofother valuable features, including expert introductions by leadingauthorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-datebibliographies for further study, and much more.