The Hound of the Baskervilles

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Penguin Books Limited, 2001 - Fiction - 195 pages
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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Hound of the Baskervilles gripped readers when it was first serialised and has continued to hold its place in the popular imagination to this day. Could the sudden death of Sir Charles Baskerville have been caused by the gigantic ghostly hound that is said to have haunted his family for generations? Arch-rationalist Sherlock Holmes characteristically dismisses the theory as nonsense. And, immersed in another case, he sends Dr Watson to Devon to protect the Baskerville heir and observe the suspects at close hand. With its atmospheric setting on the ancient, wild moorland and its savage apparition, The Hound of the Baskervilles is one of the greatest crime novels ever written. Rationalism is pitted against the supernatural and good against evil as Sherlock Holmes sets out to defeat a foe almost his equal.
This edition contains a full chronology of Arthur Conan Doyle's life and works, an introduction by renowned horror scholar Professor Christopher Frayling discussing the background to the novel and the legends and events that inspired the story, with further reading and explanatory notes.
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User Review  - whimsicalwattle - LibraryThing

I absolutely loved this book, and think it's the best Sherlock Holmes one I have read so far. The mystery was perfect and the writing wonderful. I was completely hooked! Read full review

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User Review  - humblewomble - LibraryThing

There is nothing that needs said about this that has not already been said. Although sometimes I wish that Holmes would be a TOUCH nicer to Watson? Read full review

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About the author (2001)

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) was born in Edinburgh and took a degree in medicine at Edinburgh University before becoming a doctor in Southsea. He began writing detective stories to supplement his income and 'A Study in Scarlet' (1887) introduced his finest creation, the hawk-eyed detective, Sherlock Holmes. 

Professor Christopher Frayling
is Rector of the Royal College of Art, an expert on horror fiction and has published widely on the subject.

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