Conan Doyle in “The best of Sherlock Holmes” della prestigiosa Franklin Library








The best of Sherlock Holmes, nella bellissima edizione illustrata della Franklin Library, mi è stato regalato per Natale insieme a Shakespeare’s Histories, che trovate in questo post, insieme a una storia della casa editrice, che ha prodotto meravigliosi volumi pensati per i collezionisti fino al 2000.

È, come l’altro, un bellissimo volume rilegato in pelle vera, con segnalibro in seta cucito nel nervo. Le illustrazioni all’interno del volume sono opera di Ben F. Stahl.

Pubblicato nel 1977, The best of Sherlock Holmes fa parte della collana Collected Stories of the World’s Greatest Writers, che raccoglie 100 volumi rilegati in vera pelle, pubblicati tra il 1977 e il 1985. 

Si tratta di una collezione dei tesori della letteratura, le migliori avventure di Sherlock Holmes appunto, I viaggi di Gulliver1984 di George Orwell e tanti altri, di cui vi riporto l’elenco completo:

Notes from Underground, The Gambler, and Poor People by Fyodor Dostoevsky
28 Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald
Wessex Tales by Thomas Hardy
27 Collected Stories of Katherine Anne Porter
Kiss Me Again, Stranger by Daphne du Maurier
The Time Machine, The Invisible Man, and The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells
One Basket by Edna Ferber
Seven Gothic Tales of Isak Dinesen
Animal Farm and 1984 by George Orwell
The Cabala, The Bridge of San Luis Rey, and The Woman of Andros by Thornton Wilder
Mr. Moto’s Three Aces by John P. Marquand
The Collected Stories of Franz Kafka
Sermons and Soda-Water by John O’Hara
The First Forty-Nine Stories by Ernest Hemingway
Dubliners by James Joyce
Tortilla Flat, Of Mice and Men, Cannery Row by John Steinbeck
Uncle Remus by Joel Chandler Harris
The Apple Tree and Other Tales by John Galsworthy
Stories From the Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio
Pigeon Feathers and Other Stories by John Updike
The Complete Stories of Flannery O’Connor
Moon Lake and 12 Other Stories by Eudora Welty
Stories of Five Decades by Hermann Hesse
35 Stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne
17 Stories by Rudyard Kipling
Three Tales by Gustave Flaubert
22 Stories by Edith Wharton
38 Stories by SakiH. H. Munro
Three Exemplary Novels by Miguel de Cervantes
The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg and 18 Other Stories by Mark Twain
The New Arabian Nights by Robert Louis Stevenson
21 Collected Short Stories by Aldous Huxley
Nabokov’s Dozen by Vladimir Nabokov
13 Stories by Sinclair Lewis
Seven Tales by Henry James
The Country of the Pointed Firs and 4 Stories by Sarah Orne Jewett
Tales of the South Pacific by James A. Michener
14 Selected Stories by W. Somerset Maugham
The Ranger and 3 Other Stories by Zane Grey
Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Three Stories by Truman Capote
30 Stories by Guy de Maupassant
The Kreutzer Sonata and 10 Other Stories by Leo Tolstoy
The Queen of Spades and 3+ Other Tales by Alexander Pushkin
7 Stories by Booth Tarkington
The Continental Op by Dashiell Hammett
222 Fables, Fully Indexed by Aesop
Peasants and 8 Other StoriesAnton Chekhov
The Troll Garden & Obscure Destinies by Willa Cather
74 Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen
Thirteen O’Clock – Stories of Several Worlds by Stephen Vincent Benét
73 Short Stories by Katherine Mansfield
The Best of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Three Christmas Books by Charles Dickens
Heart of Darkness and 10 Other Tales by Joseph Conrad
Round Up by Ring Lardner
Tales of All Countries and 8 Other Stories by Anthony Trollope
16 California Stories by Bret Harte
25 Collected Stories by Dylan Thomas
The Magic Barrel and Idiots First by Bernard Malamud
From Death to Morning by Thomas Wolfe
5 Stories by Thomas Mann
Here Lies. 24 Collected Stories by Dorothy Parker
Four Short Novels by D. H. Lawrence
First Love and 7 Other Tales by Ivan Turgenev
100 Fairy Tales by The Brothers Grimm
Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift
45 Selected Stories by O. Henry
The Wall and 5 Other Stories by Jean-Paul Sartre
Exile and the Kingdom by Albert Camus
Taras Bulba and 8 Other Tales by Nikolai Gogol
These Thirteen by William Faulkner
The Thurber Carnival by James Thurber
Guys and Dolls by Damon Runyon
The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon Gent. by Washington Irving
8 Collected Short Stories by Carson McCullers
Ficciones by Jorge Luis Borges
Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson
4 Tales by E. T. A. Hoffmann
This Gun for Hire, The Confidential Agent, The Ministry of Fear by Graham Greene
18 Stories by Heinrich Böll
27 Stories by Erskine Caldwell
22 Stories by Luigi Pirandello
A Descent into the Maelstrom and 23 Other Tales by Edgar Allan Poe
Gimpel the Fool and 10 Other Stories by Isaac Bashevis Singer
32 Droll Stories by Honoré de Balzac
Maggie: A Girl of the Streets and 22 Selected Stories by Stephen Crane
Welcome to the Monkey House by Kurt Vonnegut
Laughing to Keep from Crying and 25 Jesse Semple Stories by Langston Hughes
The Best (14) Short Stories by Theodore Dreiser
In the Midst of Life – Tales of Soldiers and Civilians by Ambrose Bierce
Stories by Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
16 Tales of the Northland by Jack London
Stories & Fairy Tales by Oscar Wilde
Candide and Zadig by François Marie Arouet Voltaire
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll
Billy Budd, Sailor and The Piazza Tales by Herman Melville
Scenes of Clerical Life by George Eliot
36 Stories by Alexandre Dumas
Around the World in Eighty Days & From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne


Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, “Great Cases of Sherlock Holmes”, Mystery Masterpieces, Franklin Library.

La Franklin Library ha pubblicato un’altra edizione delle avventure di Sherlock Holmes, Great Cases of Sherlock Holmes, nella collana “Mystery Masterpieces”, che raccoglie i maestri del giallo, tra cui anche Agatha Christie.



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