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Book Name:- A Study in Scarlet (Annotated)

This is the Annotated version of the Original Book A Study in the Scarlet. We had tried to annotate this book by adding a handy summary of approximately 22000 words (50% to 60%) of the original book at the end of this book.

You will find 2 files. In one file you will get the whole book and a summary is written at the end of the book. In 2nd file, you will get the entire summary of the complete book. The Brief Description of this book is written as follows:-Study in Scarlet is an 1887 detective novel by Scottish author Arthur Conan Doyle.

The story marks the first appearance of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, who would become the most famous detective duo in popular fiction.

The book’s title derives from a speech given by Holmes, a consulting detective, to his friend and chronicler 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 colorless skein of life, and our duty is to unravel it, isolate it, and expose every inch of it.”The story, and its main characters, attracted little public interest when it first appeared.

Only 11 complete copies of the magazine in which the story first appeared, Beeton’s Christmas Annual for 1887, are known to exist now and they have considerable value.

Although Conan Doyle wrote 56 short stories featuring Holmes, A Study in Scarlet is one of only four full-length novels in the original canon.

The novel was followed by The Sign of the Four, published in 1890.

A Study in Scarlet was the first work of detective fiction to incorporate the magnifying glass as an investigative tool. Part I:

The Reminiscences of WatsonJohn Watson as narrator sets up the narrative stand-point that the work to follow is not fiction, but fact: “Being a Reprint from the Reminiscences of John H.

The story begins in 1881, when Watson, having returned to London after serving in the Second Anglo-Afghan War, visits the Criterion Restaurant and runs into an old friend named Stamford, who had been a dresser under him at St. Watson confides in Stamford that, due to a shoulder injury that he sustained at the Battle of Maiwand, he has been forced to leave the armed services and is now looking for a place to live-before his six-month half-pay pension runs out.

Stamford mentions that an acquaintance of his, Sherlock Holmes, is looking for someone to split the rent at a flat at 221B Baker Street, but he cautions Watson about Holmes’s eccentricities. ” Though Holmes chooses not to explain why he made the comment, Watson raises the subject of their parallel quests for a place to live in London, and Holmes explains that he has found the perfect place in Baker Street.

Holmes gives her the duplicate, follows her, and returns to Watson with the story: she took a cab, he hopped onto the back of it, he found that she had vanished when it stopped.

Part II: “The Country of the Saints” Ferrier, who has proven himself an able hunter, adopts Lucy and is given a generous land grant with which to build his farm after the party constructs Salt Lake City.

Lucy and Hope become engaged, with the ceremony scheduled to take place after Hope’s return from a two-month-long journey for his job.

Hope searches the United States, eventually tracking them to Cleveland; Drebber has Hope arrested as an old rival in love; released from jail Hope finds that the pair then flees to Europe, where for a month he stays on their trail

(St. In London, Hope became a cabby and eventually found Drebber and Stangerson at the train station in Euston about to depart to Liverpool for the United States.

After being told of this, Holmes and Watson return to Baker Street; Hope dies from his aneurysm the night before he is to appear in court, a smile on his face.