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The story entails the disappearance of Hatty, Lord St. Simon's bride on the day of their marriage. She participates in the wedding, but disappears from the reception. The events of the wedding day are most perplexing to Lord St. Simon as it seemed to him that his bride, Miss Hatty Doran of San Francisco, was full of enthusiasm about their impending marriage. St. Simon tell The story entails the disappearance of Hatty, Lord St. Simon's bride on the day of their marriage. She participates in the wedding, but disappears from the reception. The events of the wedding day are most perplexing to Lord St. Simon as it seemed to him that his bride, Miss Hatty Doran of San Francisco, was full of enthusiasm about their impending marriage. St. Simon tells Holmes that he noticed a change in the young lady's mood just after the wedding ceremony. She was uncharacteristically sharp with him. The only thing out of the ordinary at the church where the wedding took place was Hatty's little accident: she dropped her wedding bouquet and a gentleman in the front pew picked it up and handed it back to her. After the bridal party entered Hatty's father's house for the wedding breakfast, a former companion of St. Simon, the dancer Flora Millar, caused a disturbance at the door and was ejected. Hatty was seen talking to her maid upon arrival at the house; ten minutes into the wedding breakfast, Hatty claimed "a sudden indisposition" and retired to her room. A short time later, it was discovered that she had left the house. There are many questions that Holmes must sift through. Who was that woman trying to get in to the wedding breakfast? Who was that man in the front pew? Who was that man seen going into Hyde Park with Hatty? Why were Hatty's wedding dress and ring found washed up on the shore of the Serpentine? What had become of her?


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The story entails the disappearance of Hatty, Lord St. Simon's bride on the day of their marriage. She participates in the wedding, but disappears from the reception. The events of the wedding day are most perplexing to Lord St. Simon as it seemed to him that his bride, Miss Hatty Doran of San Francisco, was full of enthusiasm about their impending marriage. St. Simon tell The story entails the disappearance of Hatty, Lord St. Simon's bride on the day of their marriage. She participates in the wedding, but disappears from the reception. The events of the wedding day are most perplexing to Lord St. Simon as it seemed to him that his bride, Miss Hatty Doran of San Francisco, was full of enthusiasm about their impending marriage. St. Simon tells Holmes that he noticed a change in the young lady's mood just after the wedding ceremony. She was uncharacteristically sharp with him. The only thing out of the ordinary at the church where the wedding took place was Hatty's little accident: she dropped her wedding bouquet and a gentleman in the front pew picked it up and handed it back to her. After the bridal party entered Hatty's father's house for the wedding breakfast, a former companion of St. Simon, the dancer Flora Millar, caused a disturbance at the door and was ejected. Hatty was seen talking to her maid upon arrival at the house; ten minutes into the wedding breakfast, Hatty claimed "a sudden indisposition" and retired to her room. A short time later, it was discovered that she had left the house. There are many questions that Holmes must sift through. Who was that woman trying to get in to the wedding breakfast? Who was that man in the front pew? Who was that man seen going into Hyde Park with Hatty? Why were Hatty's wedding dress and ring found washed up on the shore of the Serpentine? What had become of her?

30 review for The adventure of the noble bachelor: (low cost). limited edition

  1. 5 out of 5

    Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽

    In this Sherlock Holmes tale, Lord St. Simon's American wife disappeared during the wedding breakfast, right after they were married. It was a marriage of convenience: as usual for the time, the American wife gets a noble title and the English aristocrat gets a much-needed infusion of cash from her dowry. But St. Simon can't figure out why his wife Hatty suddenly vanished. Was she upset by running into his former mistress? Did Hatty's tomboy upbringing have anything to do with her disappearance? In this Sherlock Holmes tale, Lord St. Simon's American wife disappeared during the wedding breakfast, right after they were married. It was a marriage of convenience: as usual for the time, the American wife gets a noble title and the English aristocrat gets a much-needed infusion of cash from her dowry. But St. Simon can't figure out why his wife Hatty suddenly vanished. Was she upset by running into his former mistress? Did Hatty's tomboy upbringing have anything to do with her disappearance? It's not really one of the more memorable Holmes tales - no exciting murders or fun blood and guts - and I guessed the mystery. But it's somewhat interesting for its dealing with the once-popular social practice of American heiresses marrying British nobility. I appreciated the description of Lord St. Simon as having the “steady, well-opened eye of a man whose pleasant lot it had ever been to command and to be obeyed.” And I got a kick out of this statement by Sherlock Holmes (which I assume reflects Arthur Conan Doyle's opinion back in the 1880's):“It is always a joy to meet an American, Mr. Moulton, for I am one of those who believe that the folly of a monarch and the blundering of a minister in far-gone years will not prevent our children from being some day citizens of the same world-wide country under a flag which shall be a quartering of the Union Jack with the Stars and Stripes.”An interesting suggestion that I’ve never heard before!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Aishu Rehman

    The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor turns out to be one of the easiest cases for Sherlock Holmes to deal with; with the detective having dealt with similar problems in the past. Indeed, Holmes had solved the case even before the client, Lord St Simon, has departed from Baker Street. The basic problem is that Hatty Doran, the new wife of Lord St Simon, has disappeared, and foul play is suspected. Some suspicion is placed on Lord St Simon, as he had a financial motive, but also suspected is an old The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor turns out to be one of the easiest cases for Sherlock Holmes to deal with; with the detective having dealt with similar problems in the past. Indeed, Holmes had solved the case even before the client, Lord St Simon, has departed from Baker Street. The basic problem is that Hatty Doran, the new wife of Lord St Simon, has disappeared, and foul play is suspected. Some suspicion is placed on Lord St Simon, as he had a financial motive, but also suspected is an old flame of Lord St Simon, Flora Miller. Holmes offers a full explanation to Inspector Lestrade, but just as in the case of The Boscombe Valley Mystery, the detective doesn’t take Holmes seriously, so Holmes feels empowered to deal with the case in the best way he sees fit. The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor is an example of where a case for Sherlock Holmes doesn’t necessarily mean that there is a crime, and this is perhaps why the story is less memorable than many others within the Conan Doyle canon of works. The story was adapted by Granada Television, with Jeremy Brett starring as Sherlock Holmes. The episode, titled The Eligible Bachelor, made a number of plot changes, something which was strange for the television, which normally kept close to the original storylines.

  3. 4 out of 5

    DJ

    "The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor" is the tenth story in the The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes story collection, the third publication in the Sherlock Holmes series (after the first two novels, so the first story collection). Holmes is hired by a man whose brand new wife disappeared mysteriously mere hours after their wedding ceremony. Not one of my favourites from this collection, but still a good and interesting story. "The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor" is the tenth story in the The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes story collection, the third publication in the Sherlock Holmes series (after the first two novels, so the first story collection). Holmes is hired by a man whose brand new wife disappeared mysteriously mere hours after their wedding ceremony. Not one of my favourites from this collection, but still a good and interesting story.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Amina

    The story isn't really exciting but surely interesting! The story isn't really exciting but surely interesting!

  5. 4 out of 5

    Jaksen

    This one was pretty good, though predictable. I figured out the solution/ending quicker than Sherlock, and this is one I hadn't read previously. Holmes is asked to discover why a young American bride, who'd just married a titled, but fairly poor member of the nobility... (This was a fairly common occurrence in late 1800's England. Witness the marriage, in Downton Abbey, of Lord Grantham, Robert Crawley to Cora Levinson, daughter of an American millionaire in 1890. Yes, it's fiction, but based on w This one was pretty good, though predictable. I figured out the solution/ending quicker than Sherlock, and this is one I hadn't read previously. Holmes is asked to discover why a young American bride, who'd just married a titled, but fairly poor member of the nobility... (This was a fairly common occurrence in late 1800's England. Witness the marriage, in Downton Abbey, of Lord Grantham, Robert Crawley to Cora Levinson, daughter of an American millionaire in 1890. Yes, it's fiction, but based on what was happening at the time. Titled, but poor Brit marries common but wealthy American heiress.) ...takes off right after the wedding. Yes, a runaway bride is the central conundrum in this particular tale. Why'd she do it? Where is she? What's the answer? Well, Holmes figures it out with only a few key facts at hand, surely showing his genius intellect early and quickly in this tale. But I found it kind of ordinary. Three stars.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Cora Tea Party Princess

    5 Words: Perfect length for a cuppa. Ooh I'm getting better at this. I managed to work is out around about half way! Go me :D I do feel sorry for St Simon though. 5 Words: Perfect length for a cuppa. Ooh I'm getting better at this. I managed to work is out around about half way! Go me :D I do feel sorry for St Simon though.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Dorian

    I think that this was a very engaging story, which I enjoyed. It was curious as to how the wife disappeared and the real story behind it, so I really enjoyed this one!

  8. 4 out of 5

    Em*bedded-in-books*

    Was an interesting tale of an American bride disappearing on the day of her wedding to an English lord .

  9. 5 out of 5

    Lovish

    Lestrade: "They have been identified as her clothes, and it seemed to me that if the clothes were there the body would not be far off." Holmes: "By the same brilliant reasoning, every man's body is to be found in the neighbourhood of his wardrobe." Loved the spat between these two, it sure was entertaining :) Lestrade: "They have been identified as her clothes, and it seemed to me that if the clothes were there the body would not be far off." Holmes: "By the same brilliant reasoning, every man's body is to be found in the neighbourhood of his wardrobe." Loved the spat between these two, it sure was entertaining :)

  10. 4 out of 5

    Diamond Cowboy

    This Sherlock Holmes adventure is of a scandalace wedding between an American Tom-Boy, and a very wealthy English Lord.

  11. 4 out of 5

    RM Subramanian

    Simple story, excellent narrative from Arthur Conan Doyle.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Miriam

    I do loved this one also I predicted the end king but I just loved the whole story ❤️

  13. 5 out of 5

    Eye of Sauron

    Nothing particularly notable about this SH short story. I would have rated it two stars but I can't find anything I really disliked about it. It's entirely unmemorable, however. Nothing particularly notable about this SH short story. I would have rated it two stars but I can't find anything I really disliked about it. It's entirely unmemorable, however.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Nikki

    This short story wasn't as dark as the usual ones that Sherlock Holmes gets involved in or solves, this wasn't about murder more just the mysterious kind. Well The Noble Bachelor was about royal aristocrats requesting Sherlock Holmes's help in discovering where a mans bride disappeared to after their wedding and during their wedding breakfast, whilst that's not unusual to happen now back then it was probably more so. Needless to say Sherlock as always showed his uncanny skills and ability to solv This short story wasn't as dark as the usual ones that Sherlock Holmes gets involved in or solves, this wasn't about murder more just the mysterious kind. Well The Noble Bachelor was about royal aristocrats requesting Sherlock Holmes's help in discovering where a mans bride disappeared to after their wedding and during their wedding breakfast, whilst that's not unusual to happen now back then it was probably more so. Needless to say Sherlock as always showed his uncanny skills and ability to solve somewhat unsolvable cases and this time it was merely in a matter of minutes of hearing the story from the thwarted newly married husband. Usually these stories I find it hard to work out or piece together the pieces in the same way Sherlock Holmes manages to connect the dots but in this story the facts were more joined together and it made solving it easier even to the likes of me. I enjoy reading about Sherlock's adventures, the different cases he's called into the different environments and the people and the circles that he moves in to discover what seems to be the impossible. Needless to say I liked this overall and will be reading more.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Julia

    A short and sweet tale. When the bride disappears from her own wedding reception, Holmes is called to find out how and why she vanished. Of course, Sherlock deduces the answers swiftly and with very little effort. A shame that (spoiler!) the groom is left empty handed at the end of the day. Poor thing.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Dan Wilson

    I was disappointed by this one. Good setup, but not much in the way of payoff. At least one coincidence, convenient for the author, was implausible. The story was somewhat redeemed by some enjoyable character moments, especially Holmes' cockiness. I was disappointed by this one. Good setup, but not much in the way of payoff. At least one coincidence, convenient for the author, was implausible. The story was somewhat redeemed by some enjoyable character moments, especially Holmes' cockiness.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Amanda Lila

    Adventures of Sherlock Holmes was a fun ride full of interesting mysteries that I mostly solved with easy but still story by story this eccentric detective grew on me and I found myself truly enjoying a book after a long reading slump that was on and off during the whole year.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer

    Kind of boring and unimpressive short story.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Michelle (In Libris Veritas)

    3.5 Stars This one felt really short and the mystery was a brisk one, and of simple means.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Erica Clou

    The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, #10: Bride disappears! Okay story.

  21. 5 out of 5

    John Yelverton

    It is not the best story that Arthur Conan Doyle ever wrote for Sherlock Holmes, but the mystery will keep you guessing and wondering until the very end.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Scott Doherty

    “Jealousy is a strange transformer of characters.” Lord Robert St. Simon comes to the great detective, Sherlock Holmes, seeking aid in finding his new bride Hatty Doran who disappeared on the day of their marriage. Suspecting a jealous ex lover who earlier stormed the wedding to have something to do with his wife’s disappearance our Nobleman implores Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson to help locate his bride. "The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor" is the tenth of twelve short stories, appearing in The “Jealousy is a strange transformer of characters.” Lord Robert St. Simon comes to the great detective, Sherlock Holmes, seeking aid in finding his new bride Hatty Doran who disappeared on the day of their marriage. Suspecting a jealous ex lover who earlier stormed the wedding to have something to do with his wife’s disappearance our Nobleman implores Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson to help locate his bride. "The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor" is the tenth of twelve short stories, appearing in The Adventures of Sherlock Homes. This compilation of stories or cases is the third overall work, featuring the extraordinary detective Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson.One of the best things about Sherlock Holmes tales are just how different they all are and how they have the ability to spin your head. Even in these short adventures you really cannot see the end coming, the small little clues and what they all add up to make for a fantastic short story arch.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Elysa

    The mystery itself is ok and it ends on a slightly awkward note. But what initially sold the story for me is how Lord St. Simon quickly makes himself somewhat dislikable. He struts into the room acting as though he's the most important man that the duo have ever taken on as a client. Obviously this isn't the case, so when Sherlock immediately knocks him down a peg, I felt pretty good about it. "I understand that you have already managed several delicate cases of this sort, sir, though I presume th The mystery itself is ok and it ends on a slightly awkward note. But what initially sold the story for me is how Lord St. Simon quickly makes himself somewhat dislikable. He struts into the room acting as though he's the most important man that the duo have ever taken on as a client. Obviously this isn't the case, so when Sherlock immediately knocks him down a peg, I felt pretty good about it. "I understand that you have already managed several delicate cases of this sort, sir, though I presume that they were hardly from the same class of society.” “No, I am descending.” “I beg pardon.” “My last client of the sort was a king.” “Oh, really! I had no idea. And which king?” “The King of Scandinavia.” After this, he carries on like a normal person. And you kinda feel bad for him in the end. Good ol' Sherlock.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Mariam~♡

    How strange it seems that the natural sequence of events may be the solution of seemingly inconsequential issues at first sight. After rearranging the scene and placing the images in their correct places, we will get a full painting. Excessive search and investigation may also be a significant reason for distancing ourselves from the facts. Quotes: "Because it serves to show very clearly how simple the explanation may be of an affair which at first sight seems to be almost inexplicable. Nothing co How strange it seems that the natural sequence of events may be the solution of seemingly inconsequential issues at first sight. After rearranging the scene and placing the images in their correct places, we will get a full painting. Excessive search and investigation may also be a significant reason for distancing ourselves from the facts. Quotes: "Because it serves to show very clearly how simple the explanation may be of an affair which at first sight seems to be almost inexplicable. Nothing could be more natural than the sequence of events as narrated by this lady, and nothing stranger than the result when viewed, for instance, by Mr. Lestrade of Scotland Yard."

  25. 4 out of 5

    Azuma-chan

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Another short reading but the liked the idea. No matter where you go and who you take, your heart will always be for the first one. It was strange and for the bride to disappear just before the ceremony was really odd and hard to explain to her husband. I'd even say it was wrong for her and she should have stopped everything and told everyone what's on her mind. But then again, it's not easy when you don't know what people would say. Another short reading but the liked the idea. No matter where you go and who you take, your heart will always be for the first one. It was strange and for the bride to disappear just before the ceremony was really odd and hard to explain to her husband. I'd even say it was wrong for her and she should have stopped everything and told everyone what's on her mind. But then again, it's not easy when you don't know what people would say.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Gaze

    This Holmes story is very basic but I found it very funny. The fact that Holmes solves this case before the other inspector is very funny whilst the fact Holmes took it upon himself to explain the case to him makes it even funnier (even when they were both teasing each other). Even I had solved this one prior to having it all explained to the reader nevertheless, this is a very entertaining story.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Alex

    I really enjoyed this one. Although the clues left made this case one of the easiest ones to solve, it meant I could get involved with it. Some Sherlock cases are just so complex that is hard to know what's going on until Sherlock spells it out for you. This one wasn't the case. It had just enough breadcrumbs for the average reader to feel apart of the case. Although it was a little more simple than the usual cases, it was still mysterious and fun to solve. I really enjoyed this one. Although the clues left made this case one of the easiest ones to solve, it meant I could get involved with it. Some Sherlock cases are just so complex that is hard to know what's going on until Sherlock spells it out for you. This one wasn't the case. It had just enough breadcrumbs for the average reader to feel apart of the case. Although it was a little more simple than the usual cases, it was still mysterious and fun to solve.

  28. 4 out of 5

    James

    Don’t know if I would be as ‘honourable’ or ‘noble’ if I were in a similar situation. This is another riddle for Sherlock Holmes to solve. A case of a disappearing wife shortly after getting married. After beginning to read enough Arthur Conan Doyle, in such stories like this, you do begin to see similar patterns emerge in the story lines as with other such stories....... A person mysteriously disappears and the format becomes a tried and tested format.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer

    This story is unfortunately dull and drab. The reader doesn't even get to leave Baker Street but instead, sits idly next to a bored Watson. Not a lot of mystery here, no danger, no murder, just a man misplacing his wife. If Doyle had played out the disappearance of the wife, the anger and danger of the other woman, a few more clues to tinker with, and followed up with more banter between Holmes, Lestrade, and Watson, this would be a bit more dynamic. This story is unfortunately dull and drab. The reader doesn't even get to leave Baker Street but instead, sits idly next to a bored Watson. Not a lot of mystery here, no danger, no murder, just a man misplacing his wife. If Doyle had played out the disappearance of the wife, the anger and danger of the other woman, a few more clues to tinker with, and followed up with more banter between Holmes, Lestrade, and Watson, this would be a bit more dynamic.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Wild

    Definitely not the best case of Sherlock Holmes, pretty boring and dull in my opinion. The case does not have any kind of curiosity that is what usually drives Sherlock in the case, I'm actually even surprised he accepts, as he already knows the answer even without anyone telling him the peculiarities of the case. Definitely not the best case of Sherlock Holmes, pretty boring and dull in my opinion. The case does not have any kind of curiosity that is what usually drives Sherlock in the case, I'm actually even surprised he accepts, as he already knows the answer even without anyone telling him the peculiarities of the case.

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