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Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  

Hound of the Baskervilles

Part of the Oxford Children's Classics Series
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One of P D James' favourite books.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic tale featuring the famous detective Sherlock Holmes and his erstwhile side-kick Dr Watson is an unforgettable and haunting tale that will have the reader on the edge of their seat until the discovery of the truth about the family curse. The mysterious hound that terrorises the Grimpen Mire is a truly terrifying creature. Holmes and Watson unravel the story that surrounds the death of Sir Charles Baskerville against the wild atmosphere of the Devon countryside.

If you like Sir Arthur Conan Doyle you might also like to read books by Anthony Horowitz, The Detection Club, Colin Dexter, Robert Goddard, Reginald Hill and Christopher Fowler.

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Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

If you love a good story, then look no further. Oxford Children's Classics bring together the most unforgettable stories ever told. They're books to treasure and return to again and again. The Baskerville family has been haunted for generations by a fearsome hound - a phantom beast with blazing eyes and dripping jaws. Surely it is just a legend? Then Sir Charles is found mysteriously dead in the grounds of Baskerville Hall. It is time to bring in Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson, to discover the truth about the family curse...

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'...intrigue, suspense, and a dash of horror' * Express & Echo *'


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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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Publication date

2nd August 2007

Author

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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Publisher

Oxford University Press

Format

Hardback
304 pages

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Classic fiction (Children's / Teenage)
Crime & mystery fiction (Children's / Teenage)

ISBN

9780192743589

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