A Study In Scarlet and The Sign Of The Four (Illustrated)

bySir Arthur Conan Doyle

Kobo ebook | September 29, 2014

A Study In Scarlet and The Sign Of The Four (Illustrated) by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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A Study in Scarlet is a detective mystery novel written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, introducing his new characters, "consulting detective" Sherlock Holmes and his friend and chronicler, Dr. John Watson, who later became two of the most famous characters in literature.

Conan Doyle wrote the story in 1886, and it was published the following year. The book's title derives from a speech given by Holmes to Doctor Watson on the nature of his work, in which he describes the story's murder investigation as his "study in scarlet": "There's the scarlet thread of murder running through the colourless skein of life, and our duty is to unravel it, and isolate it, and expose every inch of it.

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.

Title:A Study In Scarlet and The Sign Of The Four (Illustrated)Format:Kobo ebookPublished:September 29, 2014Publisher:Fried FishLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:2765904448

ISBN - 13:9782765904441

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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