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The Sign of the Four - With linked Table of Contents - cover

The Sign of the Four - With linked Table of Contents

Arthur Conan Doyle

Publisher: Wilder Publications

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'The Sign of the Four' is the second Sherlock Holmes novel. Its complex plot involves service in the East India Company, India, the Indian Rebellion of 1857, a stolen treasure, and a secret pact among four convicts and two corrupt prison guards. It presents Sherlock Holmes' drug habit and humanizes him in a way that had not been done in 'A Study in Scarlet'. It also introduces Doctor Watson's future wife, Mary Morstan.

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