The Sign of Four - Arthur Conan Doyle Reviews
Description:ISBN 0140439072 / Author: Arthur Conan Doyle / Genre: Crime / Thriller / As a dense yellow fog swirls through the streets of London, a ... more
The Sign of Four - Arthur Conan Doyle ... deep melancholy has descended on Sherlock Holmes, who sits in a cocaine-induced haze at 221B Baker Street. His mood is only lifted by a visit from a beautiful but distressed young woman Mary Morstan, whose father vanished ten years before. Four years later she began to receive an exquisite gift every year: a large, lustrous pearl. Now she has had an intriguing invitation to meet her unknown benefactor and urges Holmes and Watson to accompany her. And in the ensuing investigation which involves a wronged woman, a stolen hoard of Indian treasure, a wooden-legged ruffian, a helpful dog and a love affair even the jaded Holmes is moved to exclaim, Isn't it gorgeous!'
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by - written on 29/09/09 (Very useful, 26 readings)
The sign of four is a novel written by Arthur Conan-Doyle about his famous detective Sherlock Holmes. This was the second novel written by Doyle after a Study in Scarlett and shows changes in how he wrote about Holmes. In this novel, we have classic holmes in that the events depicted are in the present but the reasons are set in the near past, as with many holmes stories there is a link to the British Empire and here the link is India. So whats it all about? This Holmes novel is the first to really show the Holmes the casual reader knows, here the author seeks to humanise Holmes after the rather cold sterility of the Study in Scarlett, ... Read the complete review
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