The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

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An anthology of stories

Sherlock Holmes is back!

Sherlock Holmes, the world’s first-and most famous-consulting detective, came to the world’s attention more than 120 years ago through Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s novels and stories. But Conan Doyle didn’t reveal all of the Great Detective’s adventures…

Here are some of the best Holmes pastiches of the last 30 years, twenty-eight tales of mystery and the imagination detailing Holmes’s further exploits, as told by many of today’s greatest storytellers, including Stephen King, Anne Perry, Anthony Burgess, Neil Gaiman, Naomi Novik, Stephen Baxter, Tanith Lee, Michael Moorcock, and many more.

These are the improbable adventures of Sherlock Holmes, where nothing is impossible, and nothing can be ruled out. In these cases, Holmes investigates ghosts, curses, aliens, dinosaurs, shapeshifters, and evil gods. But is it the supernatural, or is there a perfectly rational explanation?

You won’t be sure, and neither will Holmes and Watson as they match wits with pirates, assassins, con artists, and criminal masterminds of all stripes, including some familiar foes, such as their old nemesis, Professor Moriarty.

In these pages you’ll also find our heroes crossing paths with H. G. Wells, Lewis Carroll, and even Arthur Conan Doyle himself, and you’ll be astounded to learn the truth behind cases previously alluded to by Watson but never before documented until now. These are tales that take us from the familiar quarters at 221B Baker Street to alternate realities, from the gaslit streets of London to the far future and beyond.

Whether it’s mystery, fantasy, horror, or science fiction, no puzzle is too challenging for the Great Detective. The game is afoot!

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Anthony Burgess (English Anthony Burgess , John Anthony Burgess Wilson) February 25, 1917 - November 22, 1993 More pseudonyms - Joseph Kell [/ b ] (Joseph Kell), Anthony Powell, Anthony Gilvern. English writer and literary critic (engaged in literary research, especially the work of Shakespeare and Joyce), also engaged in composing music (symphonies, ballet and opera), literary translation and journalism. Burgess`s Third Symphony was performed at Job University in 1975, and Ulysses Blooms and Dublin aired on the radio on the anniversary of James Joyce`s death.  Biography John Anthony Burgess Wilson was born on February 25, 1917 in Manchester, Great Britain, into a Catholic musician family. Burgess`s father was a cashier and played the piano. Burgess`s mother died of a flu pandemic when he was 2 years old. Thus, his aunt, and then his adoptive mother, were engaged in his upbringing. Burgess was educated at Xaverian College and at the University of Manchester, from which he g...

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Anthony Burgess (English Anthony Burgess , John Anthony Burgess Wilson) February 25, 1917 - November 22, 1993 More pseudonyms - Joseph Kell (Joseph Kell), Anthony Powell, Anthony Gilvern. English writer and literary critic (engaged in literary research, especially the work of Shakespeare and Joyce), also engaged in composing music (symphonies, ballet and opera), literary translation and journalism. Burgess`s Third Symphony was performed at Job University in 1975, and Ulysses Blooms and Dublin aired on the radio on the anniversary of James Joyce`s death.  Biography John Anthony Burgess Wilson was born on February 25, 1917 in Manchester, Great Britain, into a Catholic musician family. Burgess`s father was a cashier and played the piano. Burgess`s mother died of a flu pandemic when he was 2 years old. Thus, his aunt, and then his adoptive mother, were engaged in his upbringing. Burgess was educated at Xaverian College and at the University of Manchester, from which he graduated in 1940 and began to lecture there on the history of English language and literature. During World War II, Burgess served in the Army. In 1942, he married Luella Isherwood Jones, who died of cirrhosis in 1968. From 1946 to 1950, Burgess taught at the University of Birmingham, worked in the Department of Education and at the Banbury School. Burgess`s debut novel was written in 1949, but published in 1965 Until 1959, Burgess studies music theory and devotes little time to writing. In 1954, he was Inspector for Education in Malaysia and Brunei. In 1959, the then teacher Anthony Burgess, after he fainted in class, was diagnosed with a brain tumor (brain tumor) and, according to the doctor, he had no more than a year to live. This event served as the impetus for Burgess to begin writing. Since then, he has published over 50 books, including the most famous Enderby`s Tetralogy and A Clockwork Orange. Burgess wrote not only under his own name, but also under various pseudonyms that his wife suggested to him. Burgess once wrote a review for the Yorkshire Post of his own novel, Inside Mr. Enderby (1963), at the request of the editor-in-chief of the newspaper, but the fact is that the novel was written under the pseudonym Joseph Kell, whom the editor-in-chief did not know. Burgess also used the pseudonym Muhamed Ali when he sent letters to the Daily Mail. Between 1960 and 1964, Burgess wrote 11 novels. The writer`s work was significantly influenced by the works of James Joyce and also to some extent by his Catholic faith. His most famous work, A Clockwork Orange - which gained popularity mainly after the film adaptation by Stanley Kubrick, touches on the themes of human existence: free will and morality. Burgess spoke many languages: Russian, German, Spanish, Italian, Welsh, Japanese and, of course, his native English. This knowledge was useful to him in compiling an artificial language "nadsat", which was used by the heroes of his book. Burgess subsequently disliked being seen as the author of only one Clockwork Orange. This is understandable given that the spectrum of his work was incredibly wide. In the early 1960s, Burgess visited the Soviet Union, spending a lot of time in Leningrad and communicating with dudes. In 1968 Burgess married an Italian princess, he participates in various talk shows, writes articles in British newspapers. In 1970-1971, Burgess taught at Princeton University, became an honorary professor at City College in the city of New York (1972). In 1972 he was the head of the literary section of the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis. In 1976 he taught at the University of New York in Buffalo. Burgess died on November 22, 1993 in London from lung cancer.  Official site .  Bibliography Novels * A Vision of Battlement (1949) * Time for a Tiger (1956, Russian translation 2002 (?)) - the first part of the Malay trilogy * Enemy under the veil / The Enemy in the Blanket (1958, Russian translation 2002 (?)) - the second part of the trilogy (another name The Enemy in the Blanket) * Beds in the East (1959, Russian translation 2002 (?)) - the third part (other name of the East Lodge) * The Right to an Answer (1960) * The doctor is sick (1960, Russian translation 2002) * One hand clapping (1961, Russian translation 2002) * Clockwork orange / A Clockwork Orange (1962, Russian translation 1991) * The Wanting Seed (1962, Russian translation 1962) * Honey for the Bears (1963, Russian translation 2002) * Mr. Enderby from the inside / Inside Mr. Enderby (1963, Russian translation 2002) - the first part of Enderby`s tetralogy (also called Inside Mr. Enderby) * Nothing Like the Sun: A Story of Shakespeare`s Love Life (1964, Russian translation 2002 (?)) * Awe of intention / Tremor of Intent (1966, Russian translation 1991) * Enderby Outside (1968, Russian translation 2002 (?)) - the second part of Enderby`s tetralogy * MF / MF (1971, Russian translation 2002 (? )) * Napoleon Symphony (1974) * Man of Nazareth (1979) * Power of the Earth (1980) * Kingdom of the Weak (1985) * Iron, Rusty Iron / Any Old Iron (1988, Russian translation 2004) ) Documentary prose * Shakespeare / Shakespeare (1970, Russian translation 2001 ISBN 5-227-01302-0) * Ernest Hemingway and his World (1978) Autobiographies * Little Wilson and Big God (1987) * You Had a Time (1990) Screen adaptation * 1971 - A Clockwork Orange, directed by Stanley Kubrick.  From Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia