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February 7, 2016 | History

The Sign of the Four: In Three Volumes; Illustrated 45 editions

Cover of: The Sign of the Four by Sir 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.

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45 editions First published in 1889

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Publish date unknown, P. F. Collier & Son, Publishers
The Sign of the Four
Hardcover in English - Sherlock Holmes Edition
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Publish date unknown, Gregg Pub. Co.
The sign of the four.
in English
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Publish date unknown, Thomas Nelson and Sons
The sign of the four
in English
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Publisher unknown
The sign of the four
Sound recording
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1889, BOMC
Sign of the Four
Hardcover
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1900, A. L. Burt Co.
The sign of the four
in English
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1900, P.F. Collier
The sign of the four
in English - Sherlock Holmes ed.
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1900, G. M. Hill
The sign of the four
in English
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1940, Rand, McNally
The sign of the four
in English
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1960, Hart
The sign of the four, [abridgment]
in English
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April 12, 1975, Ballantine Books
The Sign of the Four
Mass Market Paperback in English
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1975, Ballantine Books
The sign of the four
in English
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September 12, 1979, Ballantine Books
The Sign of the Four
Mass Market Paperback in English
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December 12, 1983, Ballantine Books
Sign of the Four
Mass Market Paperback in English
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January 1, 1983, Books on Tape, Inc.
The Sign Of The Four
Audio Cassette
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March 12, 1985, Ballantine Books
The Sign of the Four
Mass Market Paperback in English
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August 12, 1987, Ballantine Books
A Sign of the Four
Mass Market Paperback in English
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June 1991, Collier Books
Sign of the Four
Textbook Binding
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1993, Oxford University Press
The sign of the four
in English
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1994, Oxford University Press
The sign of the four
in English
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August 1997, Blackstone Audiobooks
Sign of the Four
Audio Cassette in English
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January 1997, Books on Tape
The Sign of the Four
Audio Cassette in English
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November 2, 1999, Random House Audio
The Sign of the Four
Audio Cassette in English
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May 1999, Lion Books
Sign of the Four
Paperback in English
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October 1999, Oxford University Press
The Sign of the Four
Paperback in English
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July 2000, Blue Unicorn Editions
Sign of the Four
Paperback in English
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April 2001, Books on Tape
The Sign of the Four
Audio Cassette in English - Abridged edition
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November 2002, IndyPublish.com
The Sign of the Four
Hardcover in English
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May 7, 2002, BBC Audiobooks
The Sign of the Four (BBC Radio Collection)
Audio CD
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November 2002, IndyPublish.com
The Sign of the Four
Paperback in English
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December 2002, Polyglot Pr Inc
The Sign of the Four
Paperback in English
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November 2003, Tandem Library
Sign of the Four
School & Library Binding in English
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July 31, 2004, Wildside Press
The Sign Of The Four
Hardcover in English
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June 30, 2004, Kessinger Publishing
The Sign Of The Four
Paperback in English
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January 30, 2005, Digireads.com
The Sign of the Four
Paperback in English
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December 1, 2005, Aegypan
The Sign of the Four
Paperback in English
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December 1, 2005, Echo Library
Sign of the Four (Large Print)
Paperback in English - Largeprint edition
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November 3, 2006, Hard Press
The Sign of the Four
Paperback in English
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January 3, 2007, ReadHowYouWant.com
Sign of the Four [EasyRead Edition]
Paperback in English
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January 3, 2007, ReadHowYouWant.com
Sign of the Four (Large Print)
Paperback in English
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September 28, 2007, Dodo Press
The Sign of the Four (Dodo Press)
Paperback in English
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January 3, 2007, ReadHowYouWant.com
Sign of the Four [EasyRead Large Edition]
Paperback in English
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November 7, 2007, Filiquarian
The Sign of the Four
Paperback in English
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June 12, 2009, Qontro Classics
The Sign of the Four
Paperback
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2009, The Floating Press
The Sign of the Four
eBook in English

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