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

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    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.

    Part of Penguin's beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design. The terrible spectacle of the beast, the fog of the moor, the discovery of a body, this classic horror story pits detective against dog. 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. It is left to Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson to solve the mystery of the legend of the phantom hound before Sir Charles' heir comes to an equally gruesome end.

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    ISBN 9780141192437
    Genre FICTION / Classics
    Format Hardcover
    Pages 195
    Publisher Date 2010-09-28 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Penguin Classics
    Copyright Year 2009
    Height 8.0 in
    Wdth 5.5 in
    Thickness 0.75 in
    Unit weight 0.75 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle Another Adventure of Sherlock Holmes
    Series Name Penguin Classics
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Doyle, Arthur Conan, Sir
    Country of Origin United States

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