A Study in Scarlet The Sign of the Four

Thus at the very moment that we thought that all was safe we were all four seized
and brought to trial on a charge of ... It was enough to make a man eat his heart
out to have to stand the kick and the cuff of 304 a study in scarlet the sign of the ...

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 150982698X

Category: Fiction

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All legends begin somewhere, and the two novels here are where one of the world's best-loved legends began. In A Study in Scarlet, Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson first meet and investigate a seemingly impossible mystery that begins with a corpse in a deserted house. In The Sign of the Four the detective faces an even greater challenge: solving both the disappearance of Captain Arthur Morstan and the theft of the Agra treasure in India. In this Macmillan Collector's Library edition, Sherlock scholar David Stuart Davies provides an illuminating afterword. Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.




Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes, Volume 1, collects three early volumes of Arthur Conan Doyle's brilliant crime-solver: the two novels A Study in Scarlet and The Sign of Four, as well as the short story collection The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle

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ISBN: 9781616460068

Category: Fiction

Page: 538

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Sherlock Holmes, Volume 1, collects three early volumes of Arthur Conan Doyle's brilliant crime-solver: the two novels A Study in Scarlet and The Sign of Four, as well as the short story collection The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.


A Study in Scarlet and The Sign of Four

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.

Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486115186

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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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.


The Hound of the Baskervilles a Study in Scarlet the Sign of Four

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle

Publisher: Everyman's Library

ISBN: 0375712674

Category: Fiction

Page: 456

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The first three novels that, in 1887, introduced the world to Sherlock Holmes and his partner, Dr. John Watson, who would go on to become two of the most widely admired characters in all of literature, are presented here in one hardcover volume. 10,000 first printing.


A Study in Scarlet

A STUDY IN SCARLET, The Second Tale, The Sign of Four, is an incredible tale of greed and revenge in which Holmes and Watson accompany a beautiful young woman on a mission that leads a terrifying one-legged man into the dark. heart of ...

Author: A Conan Doyle

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Page: 202

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A STUDY IN SCARLET, The Second Tale, The Sign of Four, is an incredible tale of greed and revenge in which Holmes and Watson accompany a beautiful young woman on a mission that leads a terrifying one-legged man into the dark. heart of London.An exciting experience for legions of Holmes fans, these exciting tales will also serve as an excellent introduction for readers who have never met this incomparable detective and his colleague.

Sherlock Holmes

In Sherlock Holmes: The Ultimate Collection you will find all four Sherlock Holmes novels: A Study In Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle. The Sign of the Four by Arthur Conan Doyle. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle.

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781535009904

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Page: 406

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Arthur Conan Doyle's master criminologist Sherlock Holmes continues to delight readers around the world more than a century after he first appeared in print (in 1887's A Study in Scarlet). In Sherlock Holmes: The Ultimate Collection you will find all four Sherlock Holmes novels: A Study In Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle. The Sign of the Four by Arthur Conan Doyle. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle. The Valley of Fear by Arthur Conan Doyle.



The Complete Sherlock Holmes Unabridged and Illustrated A Study in Scarlet the Sign of the Four the Hound of the Baskervilles the Valley of Fea

This book is a must have for any Sherlock Holmes lover.

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle

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ISBN: 9781781392102

Category: Fiction

Page: 1108

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The Complete Sherlock Holmes - Illustrated. This edition brings together the four Sherlock Holmes Novels: A Study In Scarlet, The Sign Of The Four, The Hound Of The Baskervilles and The Valley Of Fear. In addition, it includes the five Sherlock Holmes Collections, bringing together the 56 short stories: The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes, The Memoirs Of Sherlock Holmes, The Return Of Sherlock Holmes, His Last Bow and The Case-Book Of Sherlock Holmes. This book is a must have for any Sherlock Holmes lover.

A Study in Scarlet

The novel was followed by The Sign of the Four, published in 1890. A Study in Scarlet was the first work of detective fiction to incorporate the magnifying glass as an investigative tool. SHERLOCK HOLMES—his limits. 1.

Author: SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE

Publisher: ebookspub

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A Study in Scarlet is an 1887 detective novel by British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Written in 1886, the story marks the first appearance of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, who would become among the most famous characters in literature. The book's title derives from a speech given by Holmes, an amateur detective, to his friend and chronicler 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 story, and its main characters, attracted little public interest when it first appeared. Only 11 complete copies of the magazine in which the story first appeared, Beeton's Christmas Annual for 1887, are known to exist now and they have considerable value. Although Conan Doyle wrote 56 short stories featuring Holmes, A Study in Scarlet is one of only four full-length novels in the original canon. The novel was followed by The Sign of the Four, published in 1890. A Study in Scarlet was the first work of detective fiction to incorporate the magnifying glass as an investigative tool. SHERLOCK HOLMES—his limits. 1. Knowledge of Literature.—Nil. 2. Philosophy.—Nil. 3. Astronomy.—Nil. 4. Politics.—Feeble. 5. Botany.—Variable. Well up in belladonna, opium, and poisons generally. Knows nothing of practical gardening. 6. Geology.—Practical, but limited. Tells at a glance different soils from each other. After walks has shown me splashes upon his trousers, and told me by their colour and consistence in what part of London he had received them. 7. Chemistry.—Profound. 8. Anatomy.—Accurate, but unsystematic. 9. Sensational Literature.—Immense. He appears to know every detail of every horror perpetrated in the century. 10. Plays the violin well. 11. Is an expert singlestick player, boxer, and swordsman. 12. Has a good practical knowledge of British law. reference : Wikipedia, A Study in Scarlet

Sherlock Holmes Among the Pirates

The American issues are described in detail, with defects and inconsistencies clearly documented. Also included is a genealogical tree that traces the editions of these novels and thorough examples of their textual variations.

Author: Donald Aitcheson Redmond

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313272301

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 286

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This study focuses on the publishing history of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, tracing the story of the first two Holmes novels, which were widely pirated in the U.S. from 1890-1930. The book details the background that enabled piracy to occur and provides extensive descriptive lists of the various issues of A Study in Scarlet and The Sign of the Four. The American issues are described in detail, with defects and inconsistencies clearly documented. Also included is a genealogical tree that traces the editions of these novels and thorough examples of their textual variations.


The Sign of the Four

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.

Author: SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE

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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