Scandal in Bohemia (Penguin Readers (Graded Readers))

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While the currently married Dr. Watson is paying Holmes a visit, a visitor arrives, introducing himself as Count Von Kramm, an agent for a wealthy client. However, Holmes quickly deduces that he is in fact Wilhelm Gottsreich Sigismond von Ormstein, Grand Duke of Cassel-Felstein and the hereditary King of Bohemia. Realizing Holmes has seen through his guise, the King admits this and tears off his mask. It transpires that the King is to become engaged to Clotilde Lothman von Saxe-Meiningen, a young Scandinavian princess. However, five years previous to the events of the story he had a liaison with an American opera singer, Irene Adler, while she was serving a term as prima donna of the Imperial Opera of Warsaw, who has since then retired to London. Fearful that should the strictly principled family of his fiancée learn of this impropriety, the marriage would be called off, he had sought to regain letters and a photograph of Adler and himself together, which he had sent to her during their relationship as a token. The King's agents have tried to recover the photograph through sometimes forceful means, burglary, stealing her luggage, and waylaying her. An offer to pay for the photograph and letters was also refused. With Adler threatening to send them to his future in-laws, which Von Ormstein presumes is to prevent him marrying any other woman, he makes the incognito visit to Holmes to request his help in locating and obtaining the photograph.

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Basil Rathbone appeared in over eighty films including Captain Blood, The Adventures of Robin Hood, and The Comedy of Terrors, and made thirteen appearances in the tremendously popular Sherlock Holmes series.

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This new trilogy of classic Sherlock Holmes mysteries is sure to please fans of the suave sleuth. "A Scandal in Bohemia" is an intriguing study in double identity with a titillating twist. "The Red-Headed League" is rife with humor, and "The Five Orange Pips" recalls a time when the first reaction to finding a clue in the letters "KKK" is to assume they're someone's initials. Most narrators are praised for their ability to change accents to fit the characters they're portraying. While Raleigh never drops his British pronunciations, his characters come alive nonetheless, thanks to his expert inflections and tonal alterations, which are tailored to suit each individual voice. R.A.P. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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DOYLE, A. C.
Editore: LONGMAN GROUP UK LTD. (1992)
ISBN 10: 0582538505 ISBN 13: 9780582538504
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Descrizione libro LONGMAN GROUP UK LTD., 1992. Encuadernacion original. Condizione libro: NUEVO / NEW. 1ª edicion. DOYLE, A. C. A SCANDAL IN BOHEMIA. SEVEN SHERLOCK HOLMES STORIES. STAGE 4. ABRIDGED AND SIMPLIFIED BY RONALD HOLT. , 1992, 89 p. figuras Encuadernacion original. Nuevo. Codice libro della libreria 25352

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