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The Hound of the Baskervilles : Dover Thrift Editions - SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE

The Hound of the Baskervilles

Dover Thrift Editions

Paperback Published: 21st October 1994
ISBN: 9780486282145
Number Of Pages: 128
For Ages: 11+ years old

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When a second member of the Baskerville family dies, Sherlock Holmes investigates and finds murderous greed behind the supposed curse.

The curse of the Baskervilles began in the 17th Century, when Sir Hugo swore he would give his soul to possess the beautiful daughter of a yeoman. He captured her, but she escaped. He saddled his horse and chased the girl over the moors until she dropped dead from exhaustion . . . and then a black hell-hound appeared, with eyes like fire, and ripped out Hugo's throat.

Now, years later, the Hound has returned. Already it has caused the death of Hugo's descendant, Sir Charles Baskerville. Can Sherlock Holmes stop the curse before it claims Henry Baskerville, the heir of Sir Charles?

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.

Mr. Sherlock Holmesp. 1
The Curse of the Baskervillesp. 6
The Problemp. 13
Sir Henry Baskervillep. 20
Three Broken Threadsp. 29
Baskerville Hallp. 37
The Stapletons of Merripit Housep. 44
First Report of Dr. Watsonp. 55
Second Report of Dr. Watson: The Light Upon the Moorp. 60
Extract from the Diary of Dr. Watsonp. 73
The Man on the Torp. 80
Death on the Moorp. 90
Fixing the Netsp. 99
The Hound of the Baskervillesp. 108
A Retrospectionp. 117
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ISBN: 9780486282145
ISBN-10: 0486282147
Series: Dover Thrift Editions
Audience: General
For Ages: 11+ years old
For Grades: 6+
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 21st October 1994
Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.9 x 13.1  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.1
Edition Type: New edition

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