Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
Publisher: Dar al Bihar (2004)
Pages: 269 Binding: Paperback
Description from the publisher:
Bilingual English-Arabic version of “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: Silver Blaze”
Dual language books. The English and Arabic pages are facing each other, matching one-on-one with English on the left page, Arabic on the right page. Easy reference for individuals not strong in one of the languages. Well known fiction titles for different interests and levels.
Description of the Book:
One of the most popular of the Sherlock Holmes stories, Silver Blaze focuses on the disappearance of the eponymous race horse, a famous winner, on the eve of an important race and on the apparent murder of its trainer, John Straker. The tale is distinguished by its atmospheric Dartmoor setting, and late Victorian sporting milieu. It also features some of Conan Doyle's most effective plotting, hinging on the famed "curious incident of the dog in the night-time". Inspector Gregory has already arrested a man in connection with John Straker's murder by the time Holmes and Watson arrive at King's Pyland, the Dartmoor stable from which Silver Blaze is missing. The accused is Fitzroy Simpson, a London bookmaker who has come to Dartmoor to gather information relating to his professional activities, which will surely include wagers laid on favorites for the Wessex Cup, the race in which Silver Blaze is to run. However, from the outset, there are a number of facts that don't seem to fit the inspector's case against Simpson, damning as it looks. It seems odd, for instance, that he would lead the horse out on to the moor simply to injure or kill him. That could be done right in his stall. He could not have stolen the animal. What good would such a famous thoroughbred be to him? Why has an exhaustive search of the neighborhood not turned up Silver Blaze? What has Simpson done with him?
These special, condensed novels are intended for English speakers to learn Arabic, by reading side by side versions of these simplified famous novels.