A Study in Scarlet and The Sign of Four
This compilation features two of Doyle s novel-length Sherlock Holmes tales, A Study in Scarlet and The Sign of the Four. A Study in Scarlet is notable for introducing readers to Holmes and his beloved sidekick, Dr. Watson. The Sign of the Four expands upon Holmes character, humanizing literature... show more
This compilation features two of Doyle s novel-length Sherlock Holmes tales, A Study in Scarlet and The Sign of the Four. A Study in Scarlet is notable for introducing readers to Holmes and his beloved sidekick, Dr. Watson. The Sign of the Four expands upon Holmes character, humanizing literature s greatest detective by introducing his regrettable drug habit. As Doyle only composed four Holmes novels and limited the rest of his adventures to short story form, this compilation is a must for all Holmes fans and scholars.
Publish date: 2012-10-31
Publisher: Empire Books
Pages no: 258
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, 19th Century
, Mystery Thriller
, Short Stories
Series: Sherlock Holmes -9 (#1)
There is a scene in chapter one of the Sign of the Four that shines a light on the absurdity of how Sherlock Holmes solves crimes. The first step of Holmes' method is to have ludicrous amounts of detailed information about every topic at instantaneous recall. Second, you have to accept that definiti...
I'm not going to review this, I'm just going to quickly sum up some thoughts regarding it.- Short, quick stories. Took me just a few hours to read.- Not a fan of the re-tellings of the "badguys". I found them quite boring and uninteresting.- I kept imagining Robert Downey Jr. as Sherlock. (Never see...
Reading Sherlock Holmes reminds me of G.K. Chesterton's "A Defence of Detective Stories". Here is a link to it. http://www.chesterton.org/discover-chesterton/selected-works/the-detective/a-defence-of-detective-stories/
A short read. Not bad but not amazing (for my tastes).I wonder how much I would I have enjoyed it more if I hadn't watched the modern Sherlock episode that's loosely based on it. It was very loose but enough was similar that some key points were "spoiled".The structure is odd by modern day standards...