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Hound of the Baskervilles

by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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.

Hound of the Baskervilles Synopsis

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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ISBN: 9780192743589
Publication date: 02/08/2007
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Hardback

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ISBN: 9780192743589
Publication date: 2nd August 2007
Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 304 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites,
Categories: Classic fiction (Children's / Teenage), Crime & mystery fiction (Children's / Teenage),

About 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 ...

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