The Sign of Four

The Sign of Four  -  Arthur Conan Doyle

Well, it was racist, duh, but there were some interesting conclusions I could draw concerning colonialism as well. Will elaborate later....




Elaborate. Elaborate. I suppose I promised a little too much up there. 'The Sign of Four' was like a swallow of room temperature water. It moistened the mouth but doesn't provide any real satisfaction. Very standard stuff. The imperial/colonial perspective mostly came from an isolated part of the story where a character describes the bond white men of all classes share when surrounded by non-white, non-men.

Interesting to see that spelled out so clearly in the late 19th century, but otherwise this story, this mystery, didn't interest me at all.

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