Classics Available From Imholt Press Today

A Collection of Mother Goose Tongue Twisters and Nursery Rhymes. Mother Goose is best remembered for her Nursery Rhymes. They have entertained children for generations. What she is less well known for, but has also gifted generations of children with, is a large number of tongue twisters. She did these things to help children develop their linguistic skills in a fun way. Many of these classics have been collected here and are offered up in one place for future generations of children to entertain each other with. Also included is a small collection of her famous (and some less well known) nursery rhymes.

The Sign of the Four with Annotations. The Sign of the Four is the second novel featuring Sherlock Holmes. Throughout his life Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote four novels and in excess of 50 stories starring the famous fictional detective.

This mystery is set in the late 1880s and involves aspects of the Indian Rebellion of 1857, a stolen treasure, and a secret pact amongst four convicts.

 

This novel is also where we see, for the first time, that Holmes is a drug addict when he isn’t solving crimes and sobers up while working.

 

The annotations are offered as an aid to the reader with some of the more dated language for this fabulous story. This is truly a classic mystery novel and will be enjoyed for generations to come.

 

The Hound of the Baskervilles (Annotated). The Hound of the Baskervilles is the third novel featuring Sherlock Holmes. Throughout his life Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote four novels and in excess of 50 stories starring the famous fictional detective.

 

This mystery is largely set on the Darmoor in Devon, which is in England’s countryside. It tells the story of a family cursed by a legend, the fearsome hound of the Baskervilles, which has a supernatural origin.

 

Large portions of this novel are told with only Doctor Watson in attendance, but never fear, Sherlock Holmes does return. It is a fantastic read that is challenging to solve without the help of Mr. Holmes and the good Doctor.

 

The annotations are offered as an aid to the reader with some of the more dated language for this fabulous story. This is truly a classic mystery novel and will be enjoyed for generations to come.

 

The Valley of Fear (Annotated), A Sherlock Holmes Mystery. Sherlock Holmes decodes a cipher which turns out to be a warning from Moriarty’s organization for one Douglas in Birlstone, but there is only a corpse waiting for the warning. Holmes fixates quickly on some inconsistencies at the murder scene which leads to the Vermissa Valley inside coal country in the United States.

 

The mystery intertwines the Freemen of Chicago, the old west mountain coal mining areas, the take down of a corrupt group of murders who ran the Freeman Lodge and even a love story.

 

Will Holmes succeed or will Moriarty prove to be too much for our infamous detective?

 

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Annotated). The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of twelve short stories. This was the earliest collection of short stories which were originally published in The Strand between 1891 and 1892. These are, as usual, narrated from the perspective of Dr. Watson the close friend and colleague of Sherlock Holmes. It is a masterful way of narrating the story as it puts the reader in the center of the action without getting exactly inside the head of Mr. Holmes which would ruin the surprise.

 

Sir. Arthur Conan Doyle uses a great deal of 19th Century English jargon and other bits of language that have ceased being used. The annotations in this volume offer up explanations for those so that a new generation of readers can get through the material without guesswork while allowing the original vibrant text to come through. These works are meant to be enjoyed, they have been for more than one hundred years and hopefully will be enjoyed for another few hundred!

 

The Memoirs of Sherlock Homes (Annotated). The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of short stories originally published in 1894 by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The collection holds eleven stories making it in the original form of the American Edition with new annotations meant to make the original aging text more attainable by modern readers.

This book represents one of several works done by Timothy Imholt PhD with the intention of making these aging classics enjoyable to the modern reader.

 

Edgar Rice Burroughs authored one of the most fascinating science fiction series of all time. The John Carter books are a fantastic thrill ride, even today. The challenge is that the language is becoming dated. The title was originally published in 1912, and as a result the language is aging. Thanks to the annotations a new audience can now enjoy this classic tale.

 

John Carter was a veteran of the American Civil War on the Confederate side. After the war he was prospecting for gold in Arizona. He and his partner ran into a group of Apache Indians and had some challenges. John Carter attempted to hide in a sacred cave and was transported to Mars where he spent a decade on the red planet. While there he finds he has super human strength and agility thanks to the lower gravity and atmospheric pressures.

He is thrown into the middle of another war, this time between the red men and the green men. While learning the ways of the martians he has to fight for his life, and hopefully find his way home.

 

A thrill ride for the ages that raises many philosophical arguments still relevant today about the very nature of man.