‘Malgudi Adventures: Classic Tales For Children’ by R. K. Narayan

Malgudi Adventures: Classic Tales For Children is a collection of some memorable tales written by R. K. Narayan.

This book narrates the many adventures from the unforgettable South Indian town of Malgudi. This compilation includes tales like Margayya and BaluThe Navaratri Adventure, Nataraj’s Predicament, A Tiger in the School, and The Train Comes to Malgudi. Other short tales in this book include An Afternoon With Mr. Sampath, A Tryst at the Temple, A Cobra For a Companion, and Leela and the Headmaster.

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‘The Return of Sherlock Holmes’ by Arthur Conan Doyle

The Return of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of 13 Sherlock Holmes stories, originally published in 1903-1904, by Arthur Conan Doyle. The stories were published in the Strand Magazine in Great Britain, and Collier’s in the United States.

The book was first published in February 1905 by McClure, Phillips & Co. (New York) then on 7 March 1905 by Georges Newnes, Ltd. (London) and was the first Holmes collection since 1893, when Holmes had “died” in “The Final Problem”. Having published The Hound of the Baskervilles in 1901–1902, which was set before Holmes’ “death”, Doyle came under intense pressure to revive his famous character.

The stories in this collection are:

  • “The Adventure of the Empty House”
  • “The Adventure of the Norwood Builder”
  • “The Adventure of the Dancing Men”
  • “The Adventure of the Solitary Cyclist”
  • “The Adventure of the Priory School”
  • “The Adventure of Black Peter”
  • “The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton”
  • “The Adventure of the Six Napoleons”
  • “The Adventure of the Three Students”
  • “The Adventure of the Golden Pince-Nez”
  • “The Adventure of the Missing Three-Quarter”
  • “The Adventure of the Abbey Grange”
  • “The Adventure of the Second Stain”

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‘The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes’ by Arthur Conan Doyle

The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of Sherlock Holmes stories, originally published in 1893, by Arthur Conan Doyle.

The twelve stories (eleven in American editions) of the Memoirs are:

  • “The Adventure of Silver Blaze”
  • “The Adventure of the Cardboard Box” (this story is in His Last Bow in American editions)
  • “The Adventure of the Yellow Face”
  • “The Adventure of the Stockbroker’s Clerk”
  • “The Adventure of the Gloria Scott
  • “The Adventure of the Musgrave Ritual”
  • “The Adventure of the Reigate Squire”
  • “The Adventure of the Crooked Man”
  • “The Adventure of the Resident Patient”
  • “The Adventure of the Greek Interpreter”
  • “The Adventure of the Naval Treaty”
  • “The Final Problem”

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‘The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes’ by Arthur Conan Doyle

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of twelve short stories by Arthur Conan Doyle, featuring his fictional detective Sherlock Holmes. It was first published on 14 October 1892; the individual stories had been serialised in The Strand Magazine between July 1891 and June 1892. The stories are not in chronological order, and the only characters common to all twelve are Holmes and Dr. Watson.

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‘Malgudi Days’ by R. K. Narayan

Malgudi Days is a collection of short stories by R. K. Narayan published in 1943 by Indian Thought Publications. The book was republished outside India in 1982 by Penguin Classics.

The book includes 32 stories, all set in the fictional town of Malgudi, located in South India. In 1986, a few of the stories in the book were included in the Malgudi Days television series and directed by actor and director, Shankar Nag. In 2004, the project was revived with film-maker Kavitha Lankesh replacing the late Shankar Nag as director. The new series was telecast from April 26, 2006 on Doordarshan. In 2014, Google commemorated Narayan’s 108th birthday by featuring a Google doodle showing him behind a copy of Malgudi Days.

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