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The Sign of Four in Context

Literary Contexts: 19th Century Fiction

Police approaches towards the investigation of crimes changed greatly in the 19th century. In London, there was an explosion in the number of detectives and true crime stories experienced a surge in popularity. This programme delves into the inspiration for and Gothic features of Arthur Conan Doyle’s ‘The Sign of Four’. It provides a valuable accompaniment to senior English students studying this text.

Rating: E
Production Year: 2019
Duration: 6 min
Series: Literary Contexts: 19th Century Fiction
Printable Resources: Yes

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