A Study in Scarlet

[A Study in Scarlet]
Year: 
1887
Type: 
Public: 
Publisher: 
Penguin
Year of publication: 
2001
Pages: 
176
Moral Assessment: 
Type: Literature
Nothing inappropriate.
Some morally inappropriate content.
Contains significant sections contrary to faith or morals.
Contains some lurid passages, or presents a general ideological framework that could confuse those without much Christian formation.
Contains several lurid passages, or presents an ideological framework that is contrary or foreign to Christian values.
Explicitly contradicts Catholic faith or morals, or is directed against the Church and its institutions.
Quality: 
Recomendable: 
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The rating of the different categories comes from the opinion of Delibris' collaborators

First book of who would be one of the most famous detectives of all time, prototype of those who came next. The novels starring Sherlock Holmes are set in a police genre, in which investigation, suspense and even some supernatural fantasy are mixed. Our protagonist always studies the mysteries that seem impossible, finding the logic where there seemed not to be any. In this, his first case, a person is killed in London, but what seems to be a murder like any other, it is a problem that have its origins in the Mormons and some characters of this denomination who live in the United States. Throughout the investigation he will be accompanied by Dr. Watson, who is the narrator of the story. 


 

Author: Jorge Gaspar, Portugal, 2018

Reviews

Moral Assessment: 

This was the first work of fiction to introduce the amateur detective Sherlock Holmes who is able to find the solution to the crime with ingenious deductive techniques. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born in 1859 and died in 1930.  In addition to the Sherlock Holmes stories he wrote many historical and romantic works. The story is a model of composition and delights the reader.

Author: , 2016