Fiction

Das Zeichen der Vier (illustriert)

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle

Publisher: Clap Publishing, LLC.

ISBN: 1635376459

Category: Fiction

Page: 137

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Sherlock Holmes und Dr. Watson werden von Miss Mary Morstan beauftragt, bei der Suche nach ihrem verschollenen Vater zu helfen. Dieser war Offizier in Indien und verschwand vor zehn Jahren bei seiner Rückkehr nach England. Ein anonymer Brief bringt die drei auf die Spur von Thaddeus Sholto. Von ihm erfahren sie, dass dessen Vater mit dem Gesuchten befreundet war und zusammen mit ihm in Indien in derselben Kompanie gedient hat. Außerdem berichtet er vom Tod der beiden Männer, von einem Schatz, den diese mit aus Indien brachten und wie er und sein Bruder den Schatz entdeckten.
Fiction

The Sign of the Four

Sherlock Holmes Collections

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle

Publisher: 谷月社

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 222

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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.
Fiction

The Sign of Four

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle

Publisher: Twenty Penny Press

ISBN: 9780899662305

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

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Fiction

The Sign of Four

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 3736802358

Category: Fiction

Page: 173

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The Sign of Four, is the second novel featuring Sherlock Holmes written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. 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. It also introduces Doctor Watson's future wife, Mary Morstan. In 1888 a client, Mary Morstan, comes with two puzzles for Holmes. The first is the disappearance of her father, British Indian Army Captain Arthur Morstan in December 1878. According to Mary, her father had telegraphed her upon his safe return from India and requested her to meet him at the Langham Hotel in London. When Mary arrived at the hotel, she was told her father had gone out the previous night and not returned. Despite all efforts, no trace has ever been found of him. Mary contacted her father's only friend who was in the same regiment and had since retired to England, one Major Sholto, but he denied knowing her father had returned. The second puzzle is that she has received 6 pearls in the mail from an anonymous benefactor once a year since 1882 after answering an anonymous newspaper query inquiring for her. With the last pearl she has received a letter remarking that she has been a wronged woman and asking for a meeting. Holmes takes the case and soon discovers that Major Sholto had died in 1882 and that within a short span of time Mary began to receive the pearls, implying a connection. The only clue Mary can give Holmes is a map of a fortress found in her father's desk with the names of Jonathan Small and three Sikhs named Dost Akbar, Abdullah Khan, and Mahomet Singh.
Fiction

Sherlock Holmes - The Sign of the Four

Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1849891931

Category: Fiction

Page: 123

View: 8588

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.
Fiction

The sign of the four

a Sherlock Holmes mystery

Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Publisher: Galley Pr

ISBN: 9780831777920

Category: Fiction

Page: 56

View: 1169

Having received a cryptic message ten years after her father's sudden disappearance, a young woman asks Sherlock Holmes to solve the mystery.
Fiction

The Sign of Four

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

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1605200492

Category: Fiction

Page: 136

View: 9093

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).
Fiction

Sherlock Holmes: Das Zeichen der Vier (Zweisprachige Ausgabe: Deutsch-Englisch)

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle

Publisher: Musaicum Books

ISBN: 802721534X

Category: Fiction

Page: 310

View: 7713

Sherlock Holmes und Dr. Watson werden von Miss Mary Morstan beauftragt, bei der Suche nach ihrem verschollenen Vater zu helfen. Dieser war Offizier in Indien und verschwand vor zehn Jahren bei seiner Rückkehr nach England. Ein anonymer Brief bringt die drei auf die Spur von Thaddeus Sholto. Von ihm erfahren sie, dass dessen Vater mit dem Gesuchten befreundet war und zusammen mit ihm in Indien in derselben Kompanie gedient hat. Außerdem berichtet er vom Tod der beiden Männer, von einem Schatz, den diese mit aus Indien brachten und wie er und sein Bruder den Schatz entdeckten. - Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson have a new client, Miss Mary Morstan. Her father, British Indian Army Captain Arthur Morstan disappeared ten years ago upon his return to England. Anonymous letter connects them to Thaddeus Sholto who reveals them the story about a stolen treasure and a secret pact.
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Sherlock: Sign of Four

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446417263

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 6080

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.
Fiction

A Study in Scarlet and The Sign of Four

Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486115186

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 9504

Two bizarre tales: the first marks the beginning of the illustrious Holmes and Watson crime-solving partnership; the second leads the investigative pair on a terrifying mission to the dark heart of London.
Fiction

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

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595014658

Category: Fiction

Page: 120

View: 7686

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.
Fiction

The sign of four

Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Publisher: Chatto & Windus

ISBN: 9780752903828

Category: Fiction

Page: 134

View: 1071

Detective and mystery stories, English

A Study in Scarlet and the Sign of the Four

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle

Publisher: Collector's Library

ISBN: 9781904919698

Category: Detective and mystery stories, English

Page: 325

View: 352

.0000000000A Study in Scarlet introduced the great scientific detective Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson, his friend and chronicler, to the reading public. This novel, a cornerstone in the annals of crime fiction, tells of their first meeting and how they set up in rooms together in Baker Street. It is not long before the charismatic sleuth and his faithful companion are plunged into a dramatic mystery which starts with the discovery of a corpse in a deserted house and the letters RACHE scrawled on the wall in blood. The Sign of the Four, the second Holmes novel, presents the detective with one of his greatest challenges - solving the theft of the great Agra treasure in India. In these two classic novels you have the foundation of the Sherlock Holmes legend. As well as his witty and illuminating Afterword to this edition, David Stuart Davies, the illustrious editor of Sherlock magazine, has provided a fascinating chronology of the Sherlock Holmes Stories.

The Sign of Four

Includes Mla Style Citations for Scholarly Secondary Sources, Peer-reviewed Journal Articles and Critical Essays (Squid Ink Classics)

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle, Sir

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781537105444

Category:

Page: 134

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This Squid Ink Classic includes the full text of the work plus MLA style citations for scholarly secondary sources, peer-reviewed journal articles and critical essays for when your teacher requires extra resources in MLA format for your research paper.
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: 5684

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
Fiction

The Sign of Four - Gift Edition

A Sherlock Holmes Novel

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle,Ian Fox

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781495297588

Category: Fiction

Page: 148

View: 2955

In 1888 Mary Morstan comes to Holmes with two puzzles. The first the disappearance ten years earlier of her father Captain Arthur Morstan in 1878. The second puzzle is that she has received a pearl in the mail every year for the last six years. Accompanying the last pearl was a letter remarking that she had been wronged and requesting a meeting. Originally published in 1890 'The Sign of Four' is the second novel featuring Sherlock Holmes written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Includes article on the history of the novel.

Sign of Four (Wisehouse Classics Edition - With Original Illustrations by Richard Gutschmidt)

Author: SIR ARTHUR CONAN. DOYLE

Publisher: Wisehouse Classics

ISBN: 9789176374658

Category:

Page: N.A

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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 the preceding novel, A STUDY IN SCARLET (1887). In 1888 a client, Mary Morstan, comes with two puzzles for Holmes. The first is the disappearance of her father, British Indian Army Captain Arthur Morstan, in December 1878. The second puzzle is that she has received six pearls in the mail from an anonymous benefactor, one per year since 1882 after answering an anonymous newspaper query inquiring for her. With the last pearl she received a letter remarking that she has been a wronged woman and asking for a meeting (more on www.wisehouse-classics.com)

Sherlock Holmes

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783785751305

Category:

Page: N.A

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