Sherlock Holmes - The Sign of the Four

Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

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Category: Fiction

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This eBook edition of an intriguing Sherlock Holmes case has been specially formatted for today's e-readers. The Sign of the Four is a popular Sherlock Holmes book written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Set in the late 1880s, the case features a complex plot involving stolen treasure and a secret pact by four ex-convicts. The book is set in Colonial India, and is critically acclaimed for how well it humanizes the character of Sherlock Holmes (including his drug habit!). This eBook is highly recommended for all fans of the famous detective, and fiction lovers in general.

The Sign of Four

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle

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Category: Holmes, Sherlock (Fictitious character)

Page: 283

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Sign of four: Mary Morstan calls Sherlock Holmes to find her vanished father.

The Sign of the Four

Author: SIR 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 1888. 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 the preceding novel, A Study in Scarlet (1887). It also introduces Doctor Watson's future wife, Mary Morstan. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle described how he was commissioned to write the story over a dinner with Joseph M. Stoddart, managing editor of an American publication Lippincott's Monthly Magazine, at the Langham Hotel in London on 30 August 1889. Stoddart wanted to produce an English version of Lippincott’s with a British editor and British contributors. The dinner was also attended by Oscar Wilde, who eventually contributed The Picture of Dorian Gray to the July 1890 issue. Doyle discussed what he called this "golden evening" in his 1924 autobiography Memories and Adventures. The novel first appeared in the February 1890 edition of Lippincott's Monthly Magazine as The Sign of the Four; or The Problem of the Sholtos (five-word title), appearing in both London and Philadelphia. The British edition of the magazine originally sold for a shilling, and the American for 25 cents. Surviving copies are now worth several thousand dollars. Over the following few months in the same year, the novel was then republished in several regional British journals. These re-serialisations gave the title as The Sign of Four. The novel was published in book form in October 1890 by Spencer Blackett, again using the title The Sign of Four. This edition was illustrated by Charles H. M. Kerr. The title of both the British and American editions of this first book edition omitted the second "the" of the original title. Different editions over the years have varied between the two forms of the title, with most editions favouring the four-word form. The actual text in the novel nearly always uses "the Sign of the Four" (the five-word form) to describe the symbol in the story, although the four-word form is used twice by Jonathan Small in his narrative at the end of the story. As with the first story, A Study in Scarlet, produced two years previously, The Sign of the Four was not particularly successful to start with. It was the short stories, published from 1891 onwards in Strand Magazine, that made household names of Sherlock Holmes and his creator. reference : Wikipedia, The Sign of the Four

Arthur Conan Doyle: The Sign of the Four (The Sherlock Holmes novels and stories #2)

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle

Publisher: WSBLD

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Category: Fiction

Page: 67

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This ebook contains links to a FREE AUDIOBOOK that can be downloaded directly to your device! First published in 1890, The Sign of Four is Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's second book starring legendary detective Sherlock Holmes. The story is complex, involving a secret between four ex-cons from India and a hidden treasure. More complex than the first Holmes novel, The Sign of Four also introduces the detective's drug habit and leaves breadcrumbs for the reader that lead toward the final resolution.

The Sign of the Four; Or, the Problem of the Sholtos

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle

Publisher: iUniverse

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Category: Fiction

Page: 120

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In this fascinating adventure, first published in Lippincott’s Monthly Magazine in 1890, Sherlock Holmes tracks down a mysterious Indian treasure, and Dr. Watson finds romance. It is the second of four novella-length works featuring the world’s first consulting detective, and offers much insight into Holmes’s investigative methods, as well as some shocking revelations about his personal life. New Millennium Library editions apply the information age’s newest technologies to one of the most enduring artifacts of modern civilization: the printed book. The New Millennium Library presents well-known “classics” as well as lesser-known treasures and hard-to-find popular works from the past that up until now have frequently been unavailable to general readers. Available at www.iuniverse.com for free online browsing in attractively designed, easy-to-read formats, these titles never go out of print and can be produced upon demand as personalized editions and custom collections.

The Sign of the Four

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

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Category: Fiction

Page: 117

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Several years after the mysterious disappearance of her father, Mary Morstan discovers an advertisement in a local paper requesting her own address. Her employer advises her to reveal it, and when she does she receives a valuable pearl by post. Presented with these facts and little else, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson must unravel a mystery involving stolen treasure, political rebellion, India, and a pact made by four convicts, in Arthur Conan Doyle s second Sherlock Holmes novel.

The Sign of the Four (Illustrated)

Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Publisher: BookRix

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Category: Fiction

Page: 175

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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 1888. 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 the preceding novel A Study in Scarlet (1887). It also introduces Doctor Watson's future wife, Mary Morstan.

The Sign of the Four

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

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Page: 102

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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.