Exam board: AQALevel & Subject: GCSE English LiteratureFirst teaching: September 2015First examination: June 2017 This edition of The Sign of Four is perfect for GCSE-level students: it comes complete with the novel, plus an introduction providing context, and a glossary explaining key terms. 'Moonlight was streaming into the room, and it was bright with a vague and shifty radiance.
Looking straight at me and suspended, as it were, in the air, for all beneath was in shadow, there hung a face...' A mysterious letter, a missing father, stolen jewels and a man found dead in a locked room.
Private detective Sherlock Holmes and his faithful companion Dr Watson have their work cut out in a case which takes them through the suburbs of south London, back in time to the forts and swamps of colonial India, and climaxes in a dramatic chase along the river Thames. Arthur Conan Doyle's 1890 novel is the famous detective's second case.