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The Hound of the Baskervilles (Sherlock Holmes)

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Synopsis:

The ancient legend of the hound of the Baskervilles had persisted in family history for generation. Indeed it was Sir Charles' mysterious death in the grounds of Baskerville Hall that brought Sherlock Holmes to the scene of one of his most famous and intriguing cases.

Synopsis:

The Hound of the Baskervilles is the tale of an ancient curse suddenly given a terrifying modern application. The grey towers of Baskerville Hall and the wild open country of Dartmoor hold many secrets for Holmes and Watson to unravel. The detective is contemptuous of supernatural manifestations, but the reader will remain perpetually haunted by the hound from the moor.

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140001112
Author:
Doyle, Arthur Conan
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Author:
Doyle, Arthur Conan Conan
Author:
Doyle, Arthur Conan, Sir
Location:
Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Mystery & detective
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Sherlock Holmes
Subject:
Private investigators
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories
Subject:
Private investigators -- England -- Fiction.
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Traditional British
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Classic Crime
Series Volume:
v. 9
Publication Date:
19810924
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
7.17x4.33x.46 in. .23 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 176 pages Penguin Books - English 9780140001112 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The ancient legend of the hound of the Baskervilles had persisted in family history for generation. Indeed it was Sir Charles' mysterious death in the grounds of Baskerville Hall that brought Sherlock Holmes to the scene of one of his most famous and intriguing cases.
"Synopsis" by , The Hound of the Baskervilles is the tale of an ancient curse suddenly given a terrifying modern application. The grey towers of Baskerville Hall and the wild open country of Dartmoor hold many secrets for Holmes and Watson to unravel. The detective is contemptuous of supernatural manifestations, but the reader will remain perpetually haunted by the hound from the moor.
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