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The Hound Of The Baskervilles : A Sherlock Holmes Adventure - Arthur Conan Doyle

The Hound Of The Baskervilles

A Sherlock Holmes Adventure


Published: 8th July 2010
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‘They all agreed that it was a huge creature, luminous, ghastly and spectral.’

Originally serialised in The Strand Magazine, Conan Doyle’s The Hound of the Baskervilles follows the infamous Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson as they investigate the mysterious death of Sir Charles Baskerville, whose dead body is found on the misty and desolate Devon moors.

The locals blame his death on the legend of the ghastly phantom hound that they claim has haunted the Baskerville family for generations. When the heir to the Baskerville fortune, Sir Henry, also comes under threat, Holmes’ detective skills are put to the test as he battles to discover the truth behind the legend, and to solve one of the most macabre mysteries of his career.

About The Author

Arthur Conan Doyle was born as the third of ten siblings on 22 May 1859 in Edinburgh, Scotland. His father, Charles Altamont Doyle, was born in England of Irish descent, and his mother, born Mary Foley, was Irish. They were married in 1855.


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  • Classic Crime Novel
  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Engaging Characters
  • Page Turner
  • Suspenseful
  • Well Written


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    Comments about The Hound Of The Baskervilles:

    Sir Conan Doyle uses his Holmes and Watson characters [based on the real father of forensic medicine]to cast aside superstition and get to the facts.
    His style flows and reads easily whilst keeping you on the edge of your seat. You may have seen most of the modern screen adaptions but you will still enjoy reading the original.
    Good for younger readers to develop their understanding of logic.

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    'Sherlock Holmes's best ... remains a classic.' The Times

    ISBN: 9780007368570
    ISBN-10: 0007368577
    Series: Collins Classics
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 176
    Published: 8th July 2010
    Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
    Country of Publication: GB
    Dimensions (cm): 17.8 x 11.3  x 1.2
    Weight (kg): 0.108