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Old 11-20-04, 02:47 PM
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The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes, Vol. 1



Anyone got this? Just ordered my copy. Looks very nice. This is all the short stories in chronological order with tons of notes, in two books. The novels will come out later in a similar package.
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Old 11-21-04, 12:51 PM
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I have the old Annotated Sherlock Holmes, edited by William S. Baring-Gould. Two volumes, all the novels and stories in chronological order of occurrence. Since the old edition was the one that figured out the chronological order, and wrote hundreds of notes, I'm not sure what's left for he new edition to do.
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Read up about it on Amazon. Has a nice description about it.
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Old 11-22-04, 08:21 AM
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I read about this in a recent edition of EW. It's on my Christmas list.
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Old 11-22-04, 12:14 PM
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Well it's shipped and should arrive today or tomorrow. Once I have a chnace to go through it a bit, I'll post about it here. But from reading about it, Nick, this edition seems to be a huge improvement over the old Baring-Gould version, which came about 40 years ago.

Here's one article about this edition: http://www.ireadpages.com/current/sherlock.htm, and a link to the publisher site about it: http://www.wwnorton.com/catalog/fall04/005916.htm - what did EW write about it?

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Old 11-22-04, 06:54 PM
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Originally posted by jmj713
what did EW write about it?
Nothing much. Just a short blurb on its 'What's Hot' list.
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Old 11-24-04, 12:20 PM
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Wow. Got this delivered by UPS yesterday evening. Poor UPS guy. This thing weighs a ton. They do say it's 1700 pages but the size, man! This is easily 10 pounds. And the quality of the paper adds to the weight as well. But so far it looks like the best version of these stories one could hope for. The font is neat, everything is laid out nicely, pictures and photos are plentiful and high-quality. Perfect two volumes. Cannot wait for the third.
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Old 11-24-04, 01:38 PM
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Originally posted by jmj713
Cannot wait for the third.
When does the third come out?
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Next November, apparently.
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Old 06-09-05, 03:16 PM
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The novels are now up for pre-order with an 11/1 release date:

Buy.com: $33.21

Amazon: $32.97

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Old 06-09-05, 07:04 PM
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I loved reading all the Holmes stories, too bad Conan Doyle didn't write more. My favorite one, I can't remeber the title, takes place in America and involved a lot of evil mormons, and only ties up in London at the very end.
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Old 06-09-05, 07:38 PM
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I have read all the stories and I still have the complete Sherlock Holmes on my PDA and reread a story every now and then, but I'm really tempted to order a set of the Annotated books as well.
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Old 06-16-05, 01:42 PM
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darkside, you definitely should! Pick up both the Short Stories and the Novels sets. They're just incredible!
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Old 06-18-05, 02:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Jadow
I loved reading all the Holmes stories, too bad Conan Doyle didn't write more.
As well as the various "lost"/"missing" tales, I've seen - but read very little of - books that involved Moriarty, Mycroft and a female Holmes protege. All of these were written long after Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's death. One that I have on my to-read shelf covers a part of the time when Holmes was travelling incognito following his apparent death at the Reichenbach Falls.

Are there any fans here willing to discuss any such non-canon Holmes material that they have particularly liked or disliked?

PS: the anti-Mormon story was A Study In Scarlet. This was the first in the canon and I have read that, after visiting Utah, in later life ACD was more respectful of the JC/LDS people.
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Just got this baby! Man is it great. I was also interested in the non-canon stories mentioned in the prefaces, when he fights Nazis, and meets Einstein, Freud, Count Dracula, Jack the Ripper, goes to Space, and all the other things.
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I've read very little of the non-canon stuff, but a couple immediately come to mind; the first is Neil Gaiman's excellent short story "A Study in Emerald," which I won't spoil by going into. It's a very fun read. The other is a novel I read years ago, called Exit Sherlock Holmes, by an author whose name escapes me. It's a 70s novel that uses time travel and cloning to help explain Holmes and Moriarty, and does it with a completely straight face. I read one of the Holmes v. Jack the Ripper books several years ago, something with Whitechapel in the title, but I don't remember anything about it. Didn't Michael Chabon write a Holmes pastiche recently? I'd like to take a look at that.
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Old 10-21-05, 12:36 PM
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The novels volume of the new Annotated Holmes is now available; just got a notification that my copy from Amazon shipped today.
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Thanks for the heads-up -- I need to place an order for this!
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Old 10-21-05, 01:20 PM
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Cheapest price is Overstock:

Buy.com
Items $29.67
S&H $4.40
Total $34.07

Amazon
Items $32.97
S&H $3.99
Total $36.96

Overstock
Items $31.64
S&H $1.40
Total $33.04

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Assuming you don't go with the free super saver shipping at Amazon, yes.
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Old 10-21-05, 02:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Shiv Shankly
Assuming you don't go with the free super saver shipping at Amazon, yes.
Free shipping isn't available for this title (assuming because of its weight).
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They must have changed that, because it was when I ordered. And it was with the first set, because I got that with free shipping as well. Odd, that.
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Old 11-01-05, 12:17 PM
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My preorder was placed months ago, with free shipping, and it too has shipped and I should have it in my hands tonight! Can't wait!
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Old 11-01-05, 12:24 PM
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My copy arrived the other day from Overstock and it looks beautiful sitting next to Vol 1. (The outline of Sherlock's head is now complete).
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Old 11-01-05, 12:29 PM
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It's the same, quality-wise, right?
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