Holmes, Sherlock (Fictitious character)

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.
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The Sign of the Four

Sherlock Holmes Collections

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle

Publisher: 谷月社

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 222

View: 741

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.
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The Sign of the Four

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle

Publisher: Castrovilli Giuseppe

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 146

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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. 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. Go BompaCrazy! 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. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle describes how he was commissioned to write the story over a dinner with Joseph M. Stoddart, managing editor of 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.
Fiction

The Sign of the Four

Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 1877527696

Category: Fiction

Page: 137

View: 9865

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's second novel starring the great detective Sherlock Holmes, The Sign of the Four weaves together a complex plot involving stolen treasure, a secret pact between guards and prisoners, and the Indian Rebellion of 1857. Revealing and humanizing Holmes beyond his portrayal in A Study in Scarlet, this novel from 1890 shows us the detective's drug habits and introduces Watson's wife-to-be, Mary Morstan.
Detective and mystery stories, English

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

View: 8106

Drama

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

View: 2517

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
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The Sign of Four (Illustrated)

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle

Publisher: Top Five Books LLC

ISBN: 1938938186

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 4353

Sports & Recreation

Sherlock Holmes - The Novels

A Study in Scarlet, The Sign of the Four, The Hound of the Baskervilles, The Valley of Fear

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle

Publisher: BoD - Books on Demand

ISBN: 2810618798

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 568

View: 7430

This edition contains the 4 full-length novels featuring Sherlock Holmes. Sherlock Holmes is a fictional detective created by Scottish author and physician Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, a graduate of the University of Edinburgh Medical School. A London-based "consulting detective" whose abilities border on the fantastic, Holmes is known for his astute logical reasoning, his ability to adopt almost any disguise and his use of forensic science to solve difficult cases. Table of Contents: - A Study in Scarlet - The Sign of the Four - The Hound of the Baskervilles - The Valley of Fear
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The Sign of Four

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 1551118378

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 5072

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.
Fiction

The Sign of Four

Author: Conan Sir Arthur Doyle,Arthur Conan Doyle, Sir

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1605200492

Category: Fiction

Page: 136

View: 6590

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).
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The Sign of the Four (Illustrated)

Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 3730982052

Category: Fiction

Page: 175

View: 1766

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.
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Sherlock Holmes - The Sign of the Four

Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1849891931

Category: Fiction

Page: 123

View: 6652

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: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781405076784

Category:

Page: 71

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Fiction

Sherlock: Sign of Four

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446417263

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 2008

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.
Literary Collections

Classic Sherlock Holmes

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 8184753810

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 1128

View: 6955

In four novels and fifty-six short stories, the exciting adventures of Baker Street’s most famous resident -Sherlock Holmes Known and loved for over a century, this shrewd amateur detective, with the faithful Watson by his side, has delighted readers across the world. This handsome omnibus edition stands as a lasting tribute to the indestructible sleuth and his famous creator. A Study in Scarlet The Sign of Four The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes The Return of Sherlock Holmes The Hound of Baskervilles The Valley of Fear His Last Bow The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes.
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The Sign of the Four; Or, the Problem of the Sholtos

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595014658

Category: Fiction

Page: 120

View: 1124

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.
England

The Sign of the Four

A Sherlock Holmes Graphic Novel

Author: Ian Edginton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781910593356

Category: England

Page: 144

View: 8858

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"?
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The Sign of the Four (Collins Classics)

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008110476

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

View: 8664

HarperCollins is proud to present its incredible range of best-loved, essential classics.
Fiction

The Sign of Four

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle, Sir

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781492855958

Category: Fiction

Page: 152

View: 9510

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