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The Hound of the Baskervilles (Art of the Novella)

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Publisher Comments:

"It's an ugly business, Watson, an ugly dangerous business, and the more I see of it the less I like it."

Sherlock Holmes had been dead for eight years—killed of in another story—when Arthur Conan Doyle decided to bring the famous detective back for a new story that he told friends was turning into "a real creeper".

The tale about the chilling re-animation of a curse haunting the Baskerville family since Medieval times, wherein a supernatural beast stalks the gloomy moors, would be the most sensationally successful of all the Holmes stories, and a century later, it is still the most thrilling of them all. Full of moody atmospherics, suspicious characters, and dramatic discoveries, The Hound of the Baskervilles also shows off something often overlooked about Doyle: his wonderful prose. Presented here as it first appeared in The Strand magazine in 1901, this great mystery still strikes many as the best ever written.

The Art of The Novella Series

Too short to be a novel, too long to be a short story, the novella is generally unrecognized by academics and publishers. Nonetheless, it is a form beloved and practiced by literature's greatest writers. In the Art Of The Novella series, Melville House celebrates this renegade art form and its practitioners with titles that are, in many instances, presented in book form for the first time.

Synopsis:

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Synopsis:

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson solve the mystery of a terrifying, ancient curse and its deadly ramifications for the Baskerville family in this tale set in the dark and murky English moors.

This beautifully packaged series of classic novellas includes the works of masterful writers. Inexpensive and collectible, they are the first single-volume publications of these classic tales, offering a closer look at this underappreciated literary form and providing a fresh take on the world's most celebrated authors.

About the Author

Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh in 1859. In medical school he studied with Dr. Joseph Bell, who encouraged students to use their innate powers of observation. With Bell as his admitted inspiration, Doyle published his first Sherlock Holmes story, "A Study in Scarlet," in 1887, to phenomenal success. He subsequently published many other types of writing, and served as a doctor in the Boer War. Bored with the Holmes stories, he killed off the character in 1893, but after a public outcry, brought him back. After the death of his son in World War I, Doyle wrote increasingly about spiritualism, until his own death in 1930.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780974607870
Author:
Doyle, Arthur Conan
Publisher:
Melville House Publishing
Author:
Conan Doyle, Arthur
Author:
Doyle, Arthur Conan, Sir
Author:
Various
Author:
Doyle, A. Conan
Subject:
Dogs
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Traditional British
Subject:
Private investigators
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Sherlock Holmes
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
mystery;fiction;sherlock holmes;classic;detective;crime;classics;novel;england;british;literature;19th century;victorian;detective fiction;murder;crime fiction;london;english;british literature;20th century;1900s;english literature;moors;sherlock;thriller
Subject:
mystery;fiction;sherlock holmes;classic;detective;crime;classics;novel;england;british;lite
Subject:
rature;19th century;victorian;detective fiction;murder;crime fiction;london;english;20th century;british literature;1900s;english literature;moors;sherlock;thriller;dartmoor;dogs;suspense;doyle;uk;policier;gothic;mysteries;adventure;arthur conan doyle;hor
Subject:
mystery;fiction;sherlock holmes;classic;detective;crime;classics;novel;england;british;literature;19th century;victorian;detective fiction;murder;crime fiction;london;english;20th century;british literature;1900s;english literature;moors;sherlock;dartmoor
Subject:
mystery;fiction;sherlock holmes;classic;detective;crime;classics;novel;england;british;literature;19th century;victorian;murder;detective fiction;crime fiction;london;english;20th century;british literature;1900s;english literature;moors;sherlock;dartmoor
Subject:
mystery;fiction;sherlock holmes;classic;detective;crime;classics;novel;england;british;literature;19th century;victorian;murder;detective fiction;crime fiction;english;london;20th century;british literature;1900s;english literature;moors;sherlock;thriller
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
The Art of the Novella series
Publication Date:
20050731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
213
Dimensions:
7 x 5 in 0.45 lb

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Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson solve the mystery of a terrifying, ancient curse and its deadly ramifications for the Baskerville family in this tale set in the dark and murky English moors.

This beautifully packaged series of classic novellas includes the works of masterful writers. Inexpensive and collectible, they are the first single-volume publications of these classic tales, offering a closer look at this underappreciated literary form and providing a fresh take on the world's most celebrated authors.

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