Telegraphing Literature in Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Sign of Four

  • Laura Rotunno
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Nineteenth-Century Writing and Culture book series (PNWC)


It may be well doubted whether upon the whole the telegraph has not added more to the annoyance than to the comforts of life, and whether the gentlemen who spent all the public money without authority ought not to have been punished with special severity in that they had injured humanity, rather than pardoned because of the good they had produced. Who is benefited by telegrams? The newspapers are robbed of their old interest, and the very soul of intrigue is destroyed.1


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  • Laura Rotunno
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  1. 1.Penn State AltoonaUSA

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