Cover of: The sign of the four | Arthur Conan Doyle

About the Book

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.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. xliii-lv).

Series
The World's classics, The Oxford Sherlock Holmes

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
823/.8
Library of Congress
PR4622 .S44 1994b

The Physical Object

Pagination
lv, 137 p. ;
Number of pages
137

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL1082236M
Internet Archive
signoffour00doyl
ISBN 10
0192823795
LC Control Number
94005819
Library Thing
12418
Goodreads
1516370

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