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The Hound of the Baskervilles (Penguin Classics)

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ISBN13: 9780140437867
ISBN10: 014043786x
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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.

Introduction and notes by Christopher Fraying.

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It was a brave man who would cross the Devon moorlands in darkness. For the ancient legend of the hound of the Baskervilles had persisted in family history for generations. It was Sir Charles's mysterious death in the grounds of Baskerville Hall that brought Sherlock Holmes to the scene.

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First PC edition of probably the most famous story, introduced by "horror scholar" Christopher Frayling. With explanatory notes and chronology.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. xxxvi-xxxvii).

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.

Christopher Frayling teaches at London's Royal College of Art.

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crowyhead, August 22, 2006 (view all comments by crowyhead)
My favorite of the Holmes novels. This one is still good even if you know how it ends, and offers some pleasantly shivery moments, what with spectral hounds howling on the moors and such.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780140437867
Editor:
Frayling, Christopher
Author:
Frayling, Christopher
Author:
Doyle, Arthur Conan, Sir
Author:
Doyle, Arthur Conan
Author:
Doyle, Arthur Conan Conan
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
London
Subject:
Dogs
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Sherlock Holmes
Subject:
Private investigators
Subject:
Holmes, Sherlock (Fictitious character)
Subject:
Blessing and cursing
Subject:
Holmes, Sherlock
Subject:
Dartmoor
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Penguin Classics
Series Volume:
01-10
Publication Date:
20011031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
7.76x5.07x.58 in. .42 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 256 pages Penguin Books - English 9780140437867 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , It was a brave man who would cross the Devon moorlands in darkness. For the ancient legend of the hound of the Baskervilles had persisted in family history for generations. It was Sir Charles's mysterious death in the grounds of Baskerville Hall that brought Sherlock Holmes to the scene.
"Synopsis" by , First PC edition of probably the most famous story, introduced by "horror scholar" Christopher Frayling. With explanatory notes and chronology.

"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. xxxvi-xxxvii).
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