The Sign of the Four (Illustrated Classics): A Sherlock Holmes Graphic Novel

The Sign of the Four (Illustrated Classics): A Sherlock Holmes Graphic Novel

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by Arthur Conan Doyle, I.N.J. Culbard, Ian Edginton
     
 

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The great Sherlock Holmes returns in The Sign of the Four, the newest Illustrated Classics adaptation of a Sir Arthur Conan Doyle work.
The drama begins when a woman arrives on Holmes's doorstep asking for his help finding an anonymous person who has been sending her mysterious gifts and letters. Holmes agrees to investigate-but soon he and Dr. Watson find

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The great Sherlock Holmes returns in The Sign of the Four, the newest Illustrated Classics adaptation of a Sir Arthur Conan Doyle work.
The drama begins when a woman arrives on Holmes's doorstep asking for his help finding an anonymous person who has been sending her mysterious gifts and letters. Holmes agrees to investigate-but soon he and Dr. Watson find themselves entangled in a deadly treasure hunt.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Adaptations of Doyle's Sherlock Holmes adventures have been mounted in virtually every medium short of nude interpretive dance and have varied widely in quality, but this version of the second Holmes novel is outstanding. Reuniting the creative team that previously adapted The Hound of the Baskervilles and A Study in Scarlet, this volume features all of the hallmarks of the original prose. and the visual translation is rich with Victorian period atmosphere. Culbard's animation background is evident in the clean and deceptively simple artwork. The adaptation also does justice to the complicated plot involving a secret born during the Indian Rebellion in 1857.The narrative is also notable in the Holmes oeuvre for featuring Watson confronting Holmes about the detective's cocaine habit (which Holmes claims keeps his mind sharp when his daily life becomes a bore), and the introduction of Mary Morstan, a client who comes to mean a great deal to Dr. Watson. A real treat in every way. (Mar.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781454900900
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
11/15/2011
Series:
Illustrated Classics
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
136
Sales rank:
1,064,828
File size:
41 MB
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Meet the Author

A prolific author of books, short stories, poetry, and more, the Scottish writer Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) is best known for the creation of one of literature’s most vivid and enduring characters: Sherlock Holmes. Through detailed observation, vast knowledge, and brilliant deduction, Holmes and his trusted friend, Dr. Watson, step into the swirling fog of Victorian London to rescue the innocent, confound the guilty, and solve the most perplexing puzzles known to literature.

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 A Sherlock Holmes Graphic Novel 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Thorne2112 More than 1 year ago
A re-envisioning of a tale just as exciting (and sometimes bleak) as the original.