The Hound of the Baskervilles: Another Adventure of Sherlock Holmes (Hardcover)
 
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The Hound of the Baskervilles: Another Adventure of Sherlock Holmes (Hardcover)

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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 footprint......more

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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.

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.


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


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

Author:
Doyle, Arthur Conan, Sir
Series Title:
Penguin Classics
Genre:
FICTION / Classics
Audience:
General/trade
Edition Detail:
Reprint
Format:
Hardcover
Pages:
195
Language:
English
Publisher:
Penguin Classics
Publish Date:
09/28/2010
Copyright Year:
2009
ISBN:
9780141192437
Height:
8.0 in
Wdth:
5.5 in
Thickness:
0.75 in
Unit weight:
0.75 lb
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