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The Hound of the Baskervilles (Penguin Hardcover Classics)

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ISBN13: 9780141192437
ISBN10: 0141192437
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Perhaps the most popular of all Sherlock Holmes stories, The Hound of the Baskervilles combines the traditional detective tale with elements of horror. 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-and it is up to Holmes and Watson to solve the mystery of the legend. Rationalism is pitted against the supernatural and good against evil, as Sherlock Holmes tries to defeat a foe almost his equal.

Synopsis:

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 — and it is up to Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson to solve the mystery of the legend.

Synopsis:

Perhaps the most popular of all Sherlock Holmes stories, The Hound of the Baskervilles combines the traditional detective tale with elements of horror. 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-and it is up to Holmes and Watson to solve the mystery of the legend. Rationalism is pitted against the supernatural and good against evil, as Sherlock Holmes tries to defeat a foe almost his equal.

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With splendid packaging created by acclaimed designer Coralie Bickford-Smith (Great Books for Boys series), Penguin Classics presents beautiful hardcover editions of the world's favorite books. Featuring gorgeous patterns stamped on linen cases, colored endpapers, and ribbon markers, these are rich and sumptuous volumes that continue what will be one of the most coveted sets of books ever produced.

About the Author

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh in 1859. After nine years in Jesuit schools, he went to Edinburgh University, receiving a degree in medicine in 1881. He then became an eye specialist in Southsea, with a distressing lack of success. Hoping to augment his income, he wrote his first story, A Study in Scarlet. His detective, Sherlock Holmes, was modeled in part after Dr. Joseph Bell of the Edinburgh Infirmary, a man with spectacular powers of observation, analysis, and inference. Conan Doyle may have been influenced also by his admiration for the neat plots of Gaboriau and for Poe's detective, M. Dupin. After several rejections, the story was sold to a British publisher for £25, and thus was born the world's best-known and most-loved fictional detective. Fifty-nine more Sherlock Holmes adventures followed. Once, wearying of Holmes, his creator killed him off, but was forced by popular demand to resurrect him. Sir Arthur — he had been knighted for this defense of the British cause in his The Great Boer War — became an ardent Spiritualist after the death of his son Kingsley, who had been wounded at the Somme in World War I. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle died in Sussex in 1930.

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Ronni, January 2, 2011 (view all comments by Ronni)
The classic Sherlock Holmes novel. One of the best thought out and truly scary detective/mystery novels ever written.
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starryann2000, January 1, 2011 (view all comments by starryann2000)
this is truly a classic Sherlock Holmes story it is very well thought out and it holds you in it's grip till the very last page. this book is well worth reading it is one you certainly won't forget anytime soon. If you like Sherlock Holmes stories don't miss this one
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Maggie_S, December 1, 2010 (view all comments by Maggie_S)
Sherlock Holmes, the master of reason, is enlisted to solve a supernatural problem. A new heir to the Baskerville fortune, and curse, has arrived to take his place at the family estate after the mysterious death of his uncle. Holmes and Watson must use all of their powers of observation and rationalization to discover the source of the demon plaguing the family before the young man becomes its next victim.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780141192437
Author:
Doyle, Arthur Conan
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Editor:
Frayling, Christopher
Author:
Bickford-Smith, Coralie
Author:
Doyle, Arthur Conan Conan
Author:
Doyle, Arthur Conan, Sir
Author:
Doyle, Arthur Conan
Author:
Frayling, Christopher
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Traditional British
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Hardcover Classics
Publication Date:
20100931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.24 x 5.38 x 0.86 in 0.77 lb
Age Level:
18-17

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"Synopsis" by , 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 — and it is up to Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson to solve the mystery of the legend.
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Perhaps the most popular of all Sherlock Holmes stories, The Hound of the Baskervilles combines the traditional detective tale with elements of horror. 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-and it is up to Holmes and Watson to solve the mystery of the legend. Rationalism is pitted against the supernatural and good against evil, as Sherlock Holmes tries to defeat a foe almost his equal.

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