A Study in Scarlet and The Sign of Four (Dover Thrift Editions Series)

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The investigation of a bizarre crime in A Study in Scarlet brings Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson together for the first time, in what proves to be an auspicious beginning for one of the most illustrious crime-solving partnerships of all times. In The Sign of Four, an incredible tale of greed and revenge unfolds as Holmes and Watson accompany a beautiful young woman to the dark heart of London.
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The investigation of a bizarre crime in A Study in Scarlet brings Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson together for the first time, in what proves to be an auspicious beginning for one of the most illustrious crime-solving partnerships of all times. In The Sign of Four, an incredible tale of greed and revenge unfolds as Holmes and Watson accompany a beautiful young woman to the dark heart of London.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486431666
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 9/17/2003
  • Series: Dover Thrift Editions Series
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 299,253
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Arthur Conan Doyle
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was both a doctor and a believer in spirits, which may partly explain why his Sherlock Holmes is one of literature's most beloved detectives: Holmes always approaches his cases with the gentility and logic of a scientist, but the stories are suffused with an aura of the supernatural. Narrated by devoted assistant Dr. John H. Watson, Holmes's adventures were so addictive that fans protested the master deducer's "death" in 1893 and Doyle had to resurrect him.

Biography

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh in 1859. After nine years in Jesuit schools, he went to Edinburgh University, receiving a degree in medicine in 1881. He then became an eye specialist in Southsea, with a distressing lack of success. Hoping to augment his income, he wrote his first story, A Study in Scarlet. His detective, Sherlock Holmes, was modeled in part after Dr. Joseph Bell of the Edinburgh Infirmary, a man with spectacular powers of observation, analysis, and inference. Conan Doyle may have been influenced also by his admiration for the neat plots of Gaboriau and for Poe's detective, M. Dupin. After several rejections, the story was sold to a British publisher for £25, and thus was born the world's best-known and most-loved fictional detective. Fifty-nine more Sherlock Holmes adventures followed.

Once, wearying of Holmes, his creator killed him off, but was forced by popular demand to resurrect him. Sir Arthur -- he had been knighted for this defense of the British cause in his The Great Boer War -- became an ardent Spiritualist after the death of his son Kingsley, who had been wounded at the Somme in World War I. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle died in Sussex in 1930.

Author biography courtesy of Penguin Group (USA).

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    1. Also Known As:
      Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    1. Date of Birth:
      May 22, 1859
    2. Place of Birth:
      Edinburgh, Scotland
    1. Date of Death:
      July 7, 1930
    2. Place of Death:
      Crowborough, Sussex, England

Table of Contents

A Study in Scarlet
Part 1 Being a Reprint from the Reminiscences of John H. Watson, M.D., Late of the Army Medical Department
1 Mr. Sherlock Holmes 1
2 The Science of Deduction 7
3 The Lauriston Gardens Mystery 15
4 What John Rance Had to Tell 23
5 Our Advertisement Brings a Visitor 28
6 Tobias Gregson Shows What He Can Do 33
7 Light in the Darkness 40
Part 2 The Country of the Saints
1 On the Great Alkali Plain 48
2 The Flower of Utah 56
3 John Ferrier Talks with the Prophet 61
4 A Flight for Life 65
5 The Avenging Angels 72
6 A Continuation of the Reminiscences of John Watson, M.D. 79
7 The Conclusion 87
The Sign of Four
1 The Science of Deduction 93
2 The Statement of the Case 99
3 In Quest of a Solution 103
4 The Story of the Bald-headed Man 107
5 The Tragedy of Pondicherry Lodge 114
6 Sherlock Holmes Gives a Demonstration 120
7 The Episode of the Barrel 127
8 The Baker Street Irregulars 135
9 A Break in the Chain 142
10 The End of the Islander 150
11 The Great Agra Treasure 156
12 The Strange Story of Jonathan Small 161
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