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The Sign of Four Arthur Conan Doyle

The Sign of Four

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    The Sign of Four

    Editorial: Sheba Blake Publishing

    Idioma: Inglés

    ISBN: 9788827595633

    Formatos: ePub (Sin DRM)

    Compatibles con: Windows, Mac, iOS, Android & eReaders

    $3.99

    Medios de pago
      The Sign of Four Arthur Conan Doyle

      The Sign of Four

      $3.99

      Medios de pago

        The Sign of Four

        Editorial: Sheba Blake Publishing

        Idioma: Inglés

        ISBN: 9788827595633

        Formatos: ePub (Sin DRM)

        Compatibles con: Windows, Mac, iOS, Android & eReaders

        $3.99

        Medios de pago
          Sinopsis
          The Sign of Four is the second novel featuring Sherlock Holmes written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The story is set in 1888. The Sign of Four has a complex plot involving service in 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. According to Mary, in December 1878, her father had telegraphed her upon his safe return from India and requested her to meet him at the Langham Hotel in London.When Mary arrived at the hotel, she was told her father had gone out the previous night and not returned. Despite all efforts, no trace has ever been found of him. Mary contacted her father's only friend who was in the same regiment and had since retired to England, one Major John Sholto, but he denied knowing her father had returned. The second puzzle is that she has received six pearls in the mail from an anonymous benefactor, one per year since 1882 after answering an anonymous newspaper query inquiring for her. With the last pearl she received a letter remarking that she has been wronged and asking for a meeting.Holmes takes the case and soon discovers that Major Sholto had died in 1882 and that within a short span of time Mary began to receive the pearls, implying a connection. The only clue Mary can give Holmes is a map of a fortress found in her father's desk with the names of Jonathan Small, Mahomet Singh, Abdullah Khan and Dost Akbar. Holmes, Watson, and Mary meet Thaddeus Sholto, the son of the late Major Sholto and the anonymous sender of the pearls. 
          Acerca de Arthur Conan Doyle

          Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (UK 1859-1930) Escritor  y médico nacido en Escocia, principalmente conocido por haber creado al famosísimo personaje Sherlock Holmes, el detective más conocido de todos los tiempos, versionado para TV y cine de forma cíclica. Otra gran serie de novelas confeccionadas por Doyle fueron las protagonizadas por el profesor Challenger (El Mundo Perdido), también trasladadas a la  ficción audiovisual.

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