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The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  

The Hound of the Baskervilles

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The terrible spectacle of the beast, the fog of the moor, the discovery of a body: this classic horror story pits detective against dog. The Hound of the Baskervilles gripped readers when it was first serialised and has continued to hold its place in the popular imagination.

If you like Sir Arthur Conan Doyle you might also like to read books by The Detection Club, Colin Dexter, Robert Goddard, Reginald Hill, Frank Tallis and Boris Akunin.


The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. Sir Charles Baskerville dies mysteriously in the grounds of Baskerville Hall. Is his death, asks Sherlock Holmes, connected with the mysterious hound which haunts the moor, or is a human hand at work?
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Synopsis

The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

When Sir Charles Baskerville is found dead on the wild Devon moorland with the footprints of a giant hound nearby, the blame is placed on a family curse. It is left to Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson to solve the mystery of the legend of the phantom hound before Sir Charles' heir comes to an equally gruesome end.

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The whole Sherlock Holmes saga is a triumphant illustration of art's supremacy over life. --Christopher Morley The whole Sherlock Holmes saga is a triumphant illustration of art s supremacy over life. Christopher Morley


About the Author

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh in 1859 and died in 1930. Within those years was crowded a variety of activity and creative work that made him an international figure and inspired the French to give him the epithet 'the good giant'. He was the nephew of 'Dickie Doyle' the artist, and was educated at Stonyhurst, and later studied medicine at Edinburgh University, where the methods of diagnosis of one of the professors provided the idea for the methods of deduction used by Sherlock Holmes.

He set up as a doctor at Southsea and it was while waiting for patients that he began to write. His growing success as an author enabled him to give up his practice and turn his attention to other subjects. He was a passionate advocate of many causes, ranging from divorce law reform and the Channel Tunnel to the issuing of inflatable life-jackets to sailors. He also campaigned to prove the innocence of individuals, and his work on the Edjalji case was instrumental in the introduction of the Court of Criminal Appeal. He was a volunteer physician in the Boer War and later in life became a convert to spiritualism.

His greatest achievement was, of course, his creation of Sherlock Holmes, who soon attained international status and constantly distracted him from his other work; at one time Conan Doyle killed him but was obliged by public protest to restore him to life. And in his creation of Dr Watson, Holmes's companion in adventure and chronicler, Conan Doyle produced not only a perfect foil for Holmes but also one of the most famous narrators in fiction. Penguin publish all the books about the great detective, A Study in Scarlet, The Sign of Four, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, The Hound of the Baskervilles, The Return of Sherlock Holmes, The Valley of Fear, His Last Bow, The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes, The Uncollected Sherlock Holmes and The Penguin Complete Sherlock Holmes.

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Book Info

Publication date

5th July 2001

Author

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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Publisher

Penguin Classics an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
240 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
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ISBN

9780140437867

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