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The Sign of Four

The Sign of Four

  • Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • 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

The Sign of the Four

  • Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Publisher: Joe Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 1988120748
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 192
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Sherlock Holmes Book #2 A new client, Mary Morstan, engages Sherlock Holmes' services to solve two mysteries: the disappearance of her father, Captain Arthur Morstan, and her receipt of one perfect pearl in the mail each year since answering a newspaper advertisement. But when Holmes' investigation reveals a priceless treasure, the stakes are raised and murder becomes the focus of his inquiry. The second novel to feature Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson, The Sign of the Four introduces Mary Marston, Watson's future wife. Be it mystery, romance, drama, comedy, politics, or history, great literature stands the test of time. ClassicJoe proudly brings literary classics to today's digital readers, connecting those who love to read with authors whose work continues to get people talking. Look for other fiction and non-fiction classics from ClassicJoe.

A Study in Scarlet, and, the Sign of the Four

A Study in Scarlet, and, the Sign of the Four

  • Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Detective and mystery stories, English
  • Page: 287
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The Sign of Four (Illustrated)

The Sign of Four (Illustrated)

  • Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Publisher: Top Five Books LLC
  • ISBN: 1938938186
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 192
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The Sign of Four

The Sign of Four

  • Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Publisher: Broadview Press
  • ISBN: 1551118378
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 224
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Arthur Conan Doyle's second Sherlock Holmes novel is both a detective story and an imperial romance. Ostensibly the story of Mary Morstan, a beautiful young woman enlisting the help of Holmes to find her vanished father and solve the mystery of her receipt of a perfect pearl on the same date each year, it gradually uncovers a tale of treachery and human greed. The action audaciously ranges from penal settlements on the Andaman Islands to the suburban comfort of South London, and from the opium-fuelled violence of Agra Fort during the Indian 'Mutiny' to the cocaine-induced contemplation of Holmes' own Baker Street. This Broadview Edition places Doyle's tale in the cultural, political, and social contexts of late nineteenth-century colonialism and imperialism. The appendices provide a wealth of relevant extracts from hard-to-find sources, including official reports, memoirs, newspaper editorials, and anthropological studies.

The Sign of the Four (Illustrated)

The Sign of the Four (Illustrated)

  • Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Publisher: BookRix
  • ISBN: 3730982052
  • 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.

Sherlock: Sign of Four

Sherlock: Sign of Four

  • Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1446417263
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 224
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The hit BBC series Sherlock, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, offers a fresh, contemporary take on the original Sir Arthur Conan Doyle stories, and has helped introduce a whole new generation of fans to the legendary detective. In this TV tie-in edition to the classic novel, Sherlock and Dr Watson receive a visit from Mary Morsten, who offers up a particularly cryptic puzzle for them to solve. Her father went missing six years ago and since then she has received a pearl for every year he has not re-appeared. Now, the treasure's sender has requested a meeting and she would like Sherlock and Watson to accompany her. Finding the mystery benefactor is only the start of this adventure, that puts Sherlock and Watson hot on the trail of cold-blooded killers and thieves, and a lost Indian fortune.

The Sign of Four

The Sign of Four

  • Author: Conan Sir Arthur Doyle,Arthur Conan Doyle, Sir
  • Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1605200492
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 136
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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. Readers are offered an explanation of the mystery from the killer's perspective, encouraging a sense of sympathy with the condemned that the previous book also lacked. Any fan of the mystery genre should consider this book a must-read. Scottish surgeon and political activist SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE (1859-1930) turned his passions into stories and novels, producing fiction and nonfiction works sometimes controversial (The Great Boer War, 1900), sometimes fanciful (The Coming of the Fairies, 1922), and sometimes legendary (The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, 1892).

Dominoes: Three: Sherlock Holmes: The Sign of Four

Dominoes: Three: Sherlock Holmes: The Sign of Four

  • Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 9780194248235
  • Category: Foreign Language Study
  • Page: 88
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Sherlock Holmes - The Sign of the Four

Sherlock Holmes - The Sign of the Four

  • Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
  • ISBN: 1849891931
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 123
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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 the Four

The Sign of the Four

  • Author: SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE,Choi Hyun
  • Publisher: ebookspub
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
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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

The Sign of four

The Sign of four

  • Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781405076784
  • Category:
  • Page: 71
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The Sign of the Four; Or, the Problem of the Sholtos

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

  • Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 0595014658
  • 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.

Sherlock Holmes and the Curse of the Sign of Four

Sherlock Holmes and the Curse of the Sign of Four

Or, "The Mark of the Timber Toe" : a Victorian Melodrama

  • Author: Dennis Rosa
  • Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
  • ISBN: 9780822210207
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 73
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THE STORY: Sherlock Holmes fans everywhere will be familiar with this classic tale of stolen treasure and murder, in which Holmes and Watson (aided after a fashion by the bumbling Inspector Lestrade) are pitted for the first time against the diabol

The Best Works

The Best Works

  • Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Publisher: WS via PublishDrive
  • ISBN: 2378989490
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 150
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This ebook compiles Conan Doyle's greatest writings, including novels and short stories such as "A Study in Scarlet", "The Hound of the Baskervilles", "The Lost World", "The Adventure of the Speckled Band", "The Sign of Four" and "The White Company". This edition has been professionally formatted and contains several tables of contents. The first table of contents (at the very beginning of the ebook) lists the titles of all novels included in this volume. By clicking on one of those titles you will be redirected to the beginning of that work, where you'll find a new TOC that lists all the chapters and sub-chapters of that specific work.

The Sign of Four

The Sign of Four

  • Author: Arthur Conan Doyle, Sir
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781492855958
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 152
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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 A Study in Scarlet. It also introduces Doctor Watson's future wife, Mary Morstan

The Sign of the Four

The Sign of the Four

A Sherlock Holmes Graphic Novel

  • Author: Ian Edginton
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781910593356
  • Category: England
  • Page: 144
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When Miss Mary Morstan calls on 221B Baker Street, the "utterly inexplicable" story she tells stirs the heart of Dr. John Watson - and rouses his friend Sherlock Holmes from his self-induced lethargy. For who else but London's only unofficial consulting detective could possibly solve the mystery of the disappearing army officer, the one-legged man, his barefoot accomplice, the missing treasure-chest and ... the "sign of the four"?

The Sign of Four

The Sign of Four

  • Author: Doyle Conan, Arthur,Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Publisher: Readzone Books
  • ISBN: 9781783225361
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 64
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A gripping, easy to read edition, rewritten in accessible clear, modern English A dense yellow fog swirls in the streets of London as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson accompany a beautiful young woman to a sinister assignation. Since her father vanished, Mary Marston has received a perfect large pearl--one a year for the last six years--and now a mystery letter telling her she is a wronged woman. Sherlock uncovers a tale of treachery and human greed that ranges from penal settlements on the Andaman Islands to the opium-fueled violence of Agra Fort during the Indian mutiny.

The Sherlock Holmes Mysteries

The Sherlock Holmes Mysteries

  • Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 0698168232
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 544
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Includes an Introduction by Anne Perry and a New Afterword by Regina Barreca. Indisputably the greatest fictional detective of all time, Sherlock Holmes lives on—in films, on television, and of course through Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s inimitable craft. These twenty-two stories show Holmes at his brilliant best. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SPECKLED BAND A SCANDAL IN BOHEMIA THE RED-HEADED LEAGUE THE ADVENTURE OF THE BLUE CARBUNCLE THE NAVAL TREATY THE FINAL PROBLEM THE ADVENTURE OF THE DANCING MEN THE ADVENTURE OF THE COPPER BEECHES THE CROOKED MAN THE RESIDENT PATIENT THE GREEK INTERPRETER THE ADVENTURE OF THE NORWOOD BUILDER THE ADVENTURE OF THE SOLITARY CYCLIST THE ADVENTURE OF THE EMPTY HOUSE THE FIVE ORANGE PIPS THE BOSCOMBE VALLEY MYSTERY THE ADVENTURE OF THE SIX NAPOLEONS THE ADVENTURE OF THE PRIORY SCHOOL THE MUSGRAVE RITUAL THE MAN WITH THE TWISTED LIP THE ADVENTURE OF THE SECOND STAIN THE ADVENTURE OF THE ABBEY GRANGE