The Sign of the Four(Sherlock Holmes)

The Sign of the Four(Sherlock Holmes)

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by Arthur Conan Doyle
     
 

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The Sign of the Four (1890), also called The Sign of Four, is the second novel featuring Sherlock Holmes written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Doyle wrote four novels and 56 stories starring the fictional detective.

The story is set in 1887. The Sign of the Four has a complex plot involving service in East India Company, India, the Indian Rebellion of 1857, a

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The Sign of the Four (1890), also called The Sign of Four, is the second novel featuring Sherlock Holmes written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Doyle wrote four novels and 56 stories starring the fictional detective.

The story is set in 1887. The Sign of the Four has a complex plot involving service in East India Company, India, the Indian Rebellion of 1857, a stolen treasure, and a secret pact among four convicts ("the Four" of the title) and two corrupt prison guards. It presents the detective's drug habit and humanizes him in a way that had not been done in A Study in Scarlet. It also introduces Doctor Watson's future wife, Mary Morstan.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013952652
Publisher:
Philtre Libre
Publication date:
02/17/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
105 KB

Meet the Author

Author of the classic tales featuring detective Sherlock Holmes.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
May 22, 1859
Date of Death:
July 7, 1930
Place of Birth:
Edinburgh, Scotland
Place of Death:
Crowborough, Sussex, England
Education:
Edinburgh University, B.M., 1881; M.D., 1885

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The Sign of the Four 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a recent college graduate, at 45, I have spent the last five years reading various types of literature. This was my first foray into Holmes. I thoroughly enjoyed it. To think that such a work was first published 45 years ago and is still as interesting and enticing as anything written today! Everyone should take the time to read some mystery from the past. Entrigue without the grotesque. Loved it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm only 13 and have read many sherlock holmes books. This is one of the best!
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