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Sign of Four

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ISBN-10: 0140439072

ISBN-13: 9780140439076

Edition: 2001

Authors: Arthur Conan Doyle, Peter Ackroyd, Ed Glinert, Arthur Conan Conan Doyle, Peter Ackroyd

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The great detective's melancholy mood is lifted by the arrival of attractive Mary Morstan. Her father vanished ten years ago. But she has been receiving a large, lustrous pearl annually. She wants Holmes and Watson to accompany her to meet the benefactor.
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Book details

List price: $11.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/1/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 5.08" wide x 7.76" long x 0.47" tall
Weight: 0.242
Language: English

Peter Ackroyd was born in London in 1949. He graduated from Cambridge University and was a Fellow at Yale (1971-1973). A critically acclaimed and versatile writer, Ackroyd began his career while at Yale, publishing two volumes of poetry. He continued writing poetry until he began delving into historical fiction with The Great Fire of London (1982). A constant theme in Ackroyd's work is the blending of past, present, and future, often paralleling the two in his biographies and novels. Much of Ackroyd's work explores the lives of celebrated authors such as Dickens, Milton, Eliot, Blake, and More. Ackroyd's approach is unusual, injecting imagined material into traditional biographies. In The…