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His Last Bow is a collection of seven Sherlock Holmes stories (eight in American editions) by Arthur Conan Doyle, as well as the title of one of the stories in that collection. Originally published in 1917, it contains the various Holmes stories published between 1908 and 1913, as well as the one-off title story from 1917. The collection was originally called Reminiscences His Last Bow is a collection of seven Sherlock Holmes stories (eight in American editions) by Arthur Conan Doyle, as well as the title of one of the stories in that collection. Originally published in 1917, it contains the various Holmes stories published between 1908 and 1913, as well as the one-off title story from 1917. The collection was originally called Reminiscences of Sherlock Holmes and did not contain the actual story His Last Bow, which appeared later, after the full-length The Valley of Fear was published. However later editions added it and changed the title. Some recent complete editions have restored the earlier title. When the Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes were published in the USA for the first time, the publishers believed "The Adventure of the Cardboard Box" was too scandalous for the American public, since it dealt with the theme of adultery. As a result, this story was not published in the USA until many years later, when it was added to His Last Bow. Even today, most American editions of the canon include it with His Last Bow, while most British editions keep the story in its original place in The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes.


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His Last Bow is a collection of seven Sherlock Holmes stories (eight in American editions) by Arthur Conan Doyle, as well as the title of one of the stories in that collection. Originally published in 1917, it contains the various Holmes stories published between 1908 and 1913, as well as the one-off title story from 1917. The collection was originally called Reminiscences His Last Bow is a collection of seven Sherlock Holmes stories (eight in American editions) by Arthur Conan Doyle, as well as the title of one of the stories in that collection. Originally published in 1917, it contains the various Holmes stories published between 1908 and 1913, as well as the one-off title story from 1917. The collection was originally called Reminiscences of Sherlock Holmes and did not contain the actual story His Last Bow, which appeared later, after the full-length The Valley of Fear was published. However later editions added it and changed the title. Some recent complete editions have restored the earlier title. When the Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes were published in the USA for the first time, the publishers believed "The Adventure of the Cardboard Box" was too scandalous for the American public, since it dealt with the theme of adultery. As a result, this story was not published in the USA until many years later, when it was added to His Last Bow. Even today, most American editions of the canon include it with His Last Bow, while most British editions keep the story in its original place in The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes.

30 review for His Last Bow

  1. 5 out of 5

    Savita Singh

    Another lovely collection of short stories featuring the beloved duo - Sherlock Holmes and faithful Dr Watson.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Anthony Raymond Michalski

    It's Holmes. 'Nuff said. It's Holmes. 'Nuff said.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Živilė Zablackaitė

    I started reading books about Sherlock Holmes to satisfy my curiosity of how much changed were the stories pictured in TV series Sherlock. As with binge watching films by a director, i.e. Woody Allen or Federico Fellini, you come to see patterns and repetitions of plot. That is not the case with series, but totally the case with books. Some of the stories are very interesting and breathtaking, but some you already know how it is going to end because you read it in previous collection of stories. I started reading books about Sherlock Holmes to satisfy my curiosity of how much changed were the stories pictured in TV series Sherlock. As with binge watching films by a director, i.e. Woody Allen or Federico Fellini, you come to see patterns and repetitions of plot. That is not the case with series, but totally the case with books. Some of the stories are very interesting and breathtaking, but some you already know how it is going to end because you read it in previous collection of stories. The writers of series have made an admiring job to adapt Holmes to contemporary times and I hope they continue making it, even if we have to wait three or four years for next season. But books, it is classic which let’s you feel how life was in late XIX century England and what was pop then. I can’t really say I love them, maybe because it feels like Sir Conan Doyle continues writing it because people love it and he needs means for income. Well, it’s pop. Oh well. Still a worthy read.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Heather

    What's so say about more Sherlock. Is one really any better than any of the others? I guess you'd have to be a serious crazy cray Sherlock fan to get into the nooks and crannies of that, but anyhow good Sherlock, good audio. And I love how every single time Doyle brought back Sherlock he'd title it, No Seriously This is the Last One: Sherlock's Farewell Fuck Off Tour and then five days later he'd be pressured or financially situated into needing to write a new batch. This one has Mycroft, so the What's so say about more Sherlock. Is one really any better than any of the others? I guess you'd have to be a serious crazy cray Sherlock fan to get into the nooks and crannies of that, but anyhow good Sherlock, good audio. And I love how every single time Doyle brought back Sherlock he'd title it, No Seriously This is the Last One: Sherlock's Farewell Fuck Off Tour and then five days later he'd be pressured or financially situated into needing to write a new batch. This one has Mycroft, so there's that.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Shashi Kant

    Actually i should not review this book because i had not completed it full... But the reason for that had forced me to review, Straight forward i didn't liked this book, a too boring one, i did tried a lot to complete it, but whenever i do try i feel bored and get into dreams as soon as i do start reading it, Sorry, i can't tell anything about the story... Actually i should not review this book because i had not completed it full... But the reason for that had forced me to review, Straight forward i didn't liked this book, a too boring one, i did tried a lot to complete it, but whenever i do try i feel bored and get into dreams as soon as i do start reading it, Sorry, i can't tell anything about the story...

  6. 5 out of 5

    Megan

    I became a fan of Sherlock Holmes through BBC's modernized version, and I have yet to encounter a story, TV adaptation, or movie that I don't like. I read a few of the most popular original stories before coming across this set of 8. Five of them were quite memorable; the other three were not stand-outs for me. Overall, I really enjoyed this set of stories. I became a fan of Sherlock Holmes through BBC's modernized version, and I have yet to encounter a story, TV adaptation, or movie that I don't like. I read a few of the most popular original stories before coming across this set of 8. Five of them were quite memorable; the other three were not stand-outs for me. Overall, I really enjoyed this set of stories.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Anna M. Watson

    It's nice to be able to read an entire story in an hour. The character of Sherlock Holmes ever amazes me. And he constantly makes me laugh. The end of this story is brilliant, with foreboding and mystery and closure at the same time. It's nice to be able to read an entire story in an hour. The character of Sherlock Holmes ever amazes me. And he constantly makes me laugh. The end of this story is brilliant, with foreboding and mystery and closure at the same time.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Kevin

    I loved this epilogue to the Holmes series. It was very different from what you would normally expect from Holmes and yet it was brilliant and entertaining the whole read

  9. 5 out of 5

    Edelhart Kempeneers

    Niet echt een mysterie, maar wel leuk om te lezen.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Murni

    Nice story, simple, without any drama.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Bert

    Wonderful tale that stand the test of time. I thoroughly enjoyed the narration. Listened to this on chirpbooks.com.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Collin A.

    After time spent apart, the dynamic duo reunite for a nighttime capture on the Eve of World War I. Short, sweet and ever so satisfying, one of the last of Holmes' and Watson's cases puts on a show. After time spent apart, the dynamic duo reunite for a nighttime capture on the Eve of World War I. Short, sweet and ever so satisfying, one of the last of Holmes' and Watson's cases puts on a show.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Andru

    great ending and middle but starts a bit iffy. great ending to the series

  14. 5 out of 5

    Bill Paugh

  15. 4 out of 5

    Scholastica Sue

  16. 5 out of 5

    Michelle

  17. 4 out of 5

    Negruvoda Ion

  18. 5 out of 5

    Kevin

  19. 4 out of 5

    Amalia Fajarwati

  20. 4 out of 5

    Phyu

  21. 5 out of 5

    Isabelle

  22. 4 out of 5

    Alex

  23. 4 out of 5

    Christos

  24. 4 out of 5

    Brad

  25. 4 out of 5

    Luigi Lamperouge

  26. 5 out of 5

    Night0vvl

  27. 4 out of 5

    Shaundra

  28. 5 out of 5

    Jamie Fearon

  29. 5 out of 5

    Audrey

  30. 4 out of 5

    Laurenhat

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