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The Last Sherlock Holmes Story

Dibdin, Michael

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ISBN 10: 0394500652 / ISBN 13: 9780394500652
Published by Random House, Westminster, Maryland, U.S.A., 1978
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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The book has dust soiling to top and remainder mark to bottom of page block. The dust jacket's lamination is separating at the top of the front panel, light wear to extremities and is unclipped ($7.95). First American Edition stated. Signed by the author on the title page. Bookseller Inventory # 000157

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Title: The Last Sherlock Holmes Story

Publisher: Random House, Westminster, Maryland, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1978

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Paul Bacon dj art

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st U.S. Edition

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"Oxford Bookworms" offer students at all levels the opportunity to extend their reading and appreciation of English. There are six stages, taking students from elementary to advanced level. At the lower stages, many of the texts have been specially written for the series, to provide elementary and lower-intermediate students with an introduction to real reading in English. At the higher stages, most of the books have been adapted from works originally published for native speakers. The language controls used in "Oxford Bookworms" are based on a syllabus specially created for the series by Tricia Hedge. This takes account of the more traditional approaches to grading and recent research into the nature of reading difficulty. The approximate vocabulary count for each stage is: Stage 1 - 400 words; Stage 2 - 700 words; Stage 3 - 1000 words; Stage 4 - 1400 words; Stage 5 - 1800 words; Stage 6 - 2500 words. All stages have exercises for classroom or private use, plus a supporting glossary to help students with vocabulary. Illustrations are used, especially at the lower stages, to help comprehension.

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In 1888 Sherlock Holmes is languishing for a criminal case worthy of his powers, then one materializes, heralded by the spatter of gore and the shriek of headlines. For in vice-ridden Whitechapel, three female paupers of dubious morals have been murdered, their bodies hideously defiled. And in taunting letters their killer announces his intention to strike again - and signs his name "Jack the Ripper". As conceived by the award-winning mystery writer Michael Dibdin, The Last Sherlock Holmes Story is a brilliantly inventive updating of the Holmes legend. Pitting master detective against archfiend, steely rationalism against satanic depravity, Dibdin gives us a Holmes who is more complex, more human, and ultimately more fascinating than the one imagined by Arthur Conan Doyle.

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