A Study in Scarlet The Sign of the Four

The Sign of the Four It is difficult to imagine now, but the publication of A Study in
Scarlet caused barely a ripple of excitement with the reading public and the
career of Sherlock Holmes could have ended there had it not been for Joseph ...

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

Publisher:

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.

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

Three of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes novels.

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781841593630

Category: Detective and mystery stories, English

Page: 576

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This beautiful hardback collection features the world's most famous detective in his most classic adventures. We begin with A Study in Scarlet, the novel that introduces the most famous characters in literature - Sherlock Holmes and Dr. watson. Then, in The Sign of Four we delve into the East India Company and a pact between four convicts. Finally, in The Hound of Baskerville, we follow Sherlock and Watson as they investigate murder with a legendary twist on the Dartmoor Moors.

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.



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.

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.


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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Page: 95

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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.

A Study in Scarlet Illustrated

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.[3]

Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Publisher: Independently Published

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Page: 186

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A Study in Scarlet is an 1887 detective novel written by Arthur Conan Doyle. The story marks the first appearance of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, who would become the most famous detective duo in popular fiction. The book's title derives from a speech given by Holmes, a consulting 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."[1]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.[2] 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.[3]

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.

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle.

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781523239788

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Page: 88

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A Study in Scarlet is an 1887 detective novel by British author 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." (A "study" is a preliminary drawing, sketch or painting done in preparation for a finished piece.) 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.

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

Publisher:

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.


The Last Galley

The stories cover a period from around 1880 up to 1914.

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle, Sir

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781497469730

Category: Fiction

Page: 26

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Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle DL (22 May 1859 - 7 July 1930) was a Scottish physician and writer who is most noted for his fictional stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, which are generally considered milestones in the field of crime fiction. He is also known for writing the fictional adventures of a second character he invented, Professor Challenger, and for popularising the mystery of the Mary Celeste. He was a prolific writer whose other works include fantasy and science fiction stories, plays, romances, poetry, non-fiction, and historical novels. 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 famous for his astute logical reasoning, his ability to adopt almost any disguise, and his use of forensic science skills to solve difficult cases. Holmes, who first appeared in publication in 1887, was featured in four novels and 56 short stories. The first novel, A Study in Scarlet, appeared in Beeton's Christmas Annual in 1887 and the second, The Sign of the Four, in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine in 1890. The character grew tremendously in popularity with the first series of short stories in The Strand Magazine, beginning with "A Scandal in Bohemia" in 1891; further series of short stories and two novels published in serial form appeared between then and 1927. The stories cover a period from around 1880 up to 1914. All but four stories are narrated by Holmes's friend and biographer, Dr. John H. Watson; two are narrated by Holmes himself ("The Blanched Soldier" and "The Lion's Mane") and two others are written in the third person ("The Mazarin Stone" and "His Last Bow"). In two stories ("The Musgrave Ritual" and "The Gloria Scott"), Holmes tells Watson the main story from his memories, while Watson becomes the narrator of the frame story. The first and fourth novels, A Study in Scarlet and The Valley of Fear, each include a long interval of omniscient narration recounting events unknown to either Holmes or Watson.