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The Hound of the Baskervilles We owe The Hound of the Baskervilles to Arthur Conan Doyle s good friend Fletcher Bobbles Robinson who took him to visit some scary English moors and prehistoric ruins and told him marvelous lo

  • Title: The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
  • ISBN: 9780689835711
  • Page: 351
  • Format: Paperback
  • We owe The Hound of the Baskervilles 1902 to Arthur Conan Doyle s good friend Fletcher Bobbles Robinson, who took him to visit some scary English moors and prehistoric ruins, and told him marvelous local legends about escaped prisoners and a 17th century aristocrat who fell afoul of the family dog Doyle transmogrified the legend generations ago, a hound of hell toreWe owe The Hound of the Baskervilles 1902 to Arthur Conan Doyle s good friend Fletcher Bobbles Robinson, who took him to visit some scary English moors and prehistoric ruins, and told him marvelous local legends about escaped prisoners and a 17th century aristocrat who fell afoul of the family dog Doyle transmogrified the legend generations ago, a hound of hell tore out the throat of devilish Hugo Baskerville on the moonlit moor Poor, accursed Baskerville Hall now has another mysterious death that of Sir Charles Baskerville Could the culprit somehow be mixed up with secretive servant Barry, history obsessed Dr Frankland, butterfly chasing Stapleton, or Selden, the Notting Hill murderer at large Someone s been signaling with candles from the mansion s windows Nor can supernatural forces be ruled out Can Dr Watson left alone by Sherlock Holmes to sleuth in fear for much of the novel save the next Baskerville, Sir Henry, from the hound s fangs Many Holmes fans prefer Doyle s complete short stories, but their clockwork logic doesn t match the author s boast about this novel it s a real Creeper What distinguishes this particular Hound is its fulfillment of Doyle s great debt to Edgar Allan Poe it s full of ancient woe, low moans, a Grimpen Mire that sucks ponies to Dostoyevskian deaths, and locals digging up Neolithic skulls without next of kins consent The longer one stays here the does the spirit of the moor sink into one s soul, Watson realizes Rank reeds and lush, slimy water plants sent an odour of decay while a false step plunged us than once thigh deep into the dark, quivering mire, which shook for yards in soft undulations around our feet it was as if some malignant hand was tugging us down into those obscene depths Read on but, reader, watch your step Tim Appelo

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    1. Doug Cannon on said:

      My Grandpa Cannon loved this story, and he often told of a time when he went to see a "picture show" about the Hound of the Baskervilles. "It scared the willies out of me," he said, and then he and his friend had to part ways as my grandpa rode his bicycle home in the dark.He was thinking about this devil-hound, and then he heard something panting behind him. He pedaled faster and faster, but the panting only got faster and faster too. Then, it was harder and harder to pedal, and his bike was go [...]

    2. Catriona (LittleBookOwl) on said:

      4.5 stars!Ahh it's good to be back, I've missed you Sherlock Holmes!

    3. Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽ on said:

      4.5 stars. Sherlock Holmes is at his inscrutable and logical best, Dr. Watson is his devoted self and manages to actually be helpful, and the mystery is a solid one, with a gothic feel to it. And the Baskerville Hound is truly creepy.Holmes and Watson are visited one morning by a Dr. Mortimer, who explains the legend of the supernatural hound who haunts the Baskerville family. Many years ago, Hugo Baskerville kidnapped a local maiden, who escaped from his manor and ran off into the moors. When H [...]

    4. Henry Avila on said:

      In the sometimes cold, wet, windy region of southern England called Devonshire, where the land gradually disappears and the stormy sea can be seen, there was a legend of a demonic hound that haunted the Baskerville family through the centuries, beginning in 1647. Hugo Baskerville, a tough individual who got what he wanted; until if you are a believer in the supernatural, this vengeful animal mentioned before, came straight from hell, hunted down the vile man and shredding his throat, for a misde [...]

    5. Duane on said:

      I think this is my favorite Arthur Conan Doyle story. What a combination; you have a mystery, a horror story with a demon like wolfhound, set on a dark English moor. I've never seen an English moor, but I've experienced them through the great books I've read. I've imagined Catherine stalking the moor in Wuthering Heights searching for her beloved Heathcliff. I've been with Jane Eyre on Marsh Glen when she heard the cry of Jane! Jane! Jane! from her forlorn Mr. Rochester, and I've felt the terror [...]

    6. Emily May on said:

      It's hard to believe that I've never read Doyle's most famous Sherlock Holmes tale until now. I don't even know why I've been putting this off, the short stories that I've read about the well-known detective and his sidekick Dr Watson were pretty good but this little novel has remained on my "to read" list for years. And I found The Hound of the Baskervilles a really enjoyable little story, at times very creepy and at others balanced out with humour. The mystery kept me guessing until the end, e [...]

    7. Ahmad Sharabiani on said:

      781. The Hound of the Baskervilles (Sherlock Holmes, #5), Sir Arthur Conan Doyleعنوانها: درنده باسکرویل؛ شرلوک هلمز: آوای باسکروی‍ل؛ سگ باسکروی‍ل؛ نویسنده: سر آرتور کونان دویل؛ انتشاراتیها: (نشر مرکز، هرمس، ثالث، رخ مهتاب)؛ ادبیات کارآگاهی؛ نخستین خوانش: روز اول آوریل سال 1997 میلادیعنوان: درنده باسکروی‍ل؛ نوی [...]

    8. Luffy on said:

      I'd been toying with the idea of reading books in French. I can understand the language - but as for speaking it, well here's another ball game. I read part of this edition in my class when I was 13 years old. I read when the hound was racing towards its would be victim.Would be victimdue to Sherlock Holmes' intervention. Holmes is a very fantastic, very popular character. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, though he claimed to loathe the character, had a hidden fondness for Holmes. The author was furious [...]

    9. LolaReviewer on said:

      Sadly I don't remember much about this one, except for the fact that the setting is very important and that it is an intense mystery. I read it for school three years ago. Crazy I don't even remember fragments of the story because I recall we did a long and mentally painful paper on it. Murder wife not really a dog Baah, what am I even saying. It's a blank.

    10. Nayra.Hassan on said:

      هولمز :"لم اجرؤ على رميه بالرصاصفقد كان أعزل لا يحمل سلاحاوالمسدس كان لحمايتي لا لقتله "اذننعم هذه الرواية تنتمي لعصر النبلاء ولكن انتظر ليس لهذا الحد فالمرء قد يفعل الكثير من أجل الميراثافضل وأطول روايات شيرلوك هولمز و أكثرها تشويقااستغرقت منه شهرا كاملا لحلهاوهي إهانة كب [...]

    11. Nandakishore Varma on said:

      This story is an institution from my childhood. I first heard it as a child; my mother told it to me as a bedtime story (yes, my mom is like that). I was creeped out totally - and continued to be so while I read the story in umpteen plagiarised translations (where the hound was changed to all kinds of animal including a monkey) and finally in the original. I even saw two movie adaptations, one in Malayalam (Agnimrigam - bad) and one in Hindi (Bees Saal Baad - good).If you are a mystery buff and [...]

    12. Simona Bartolotta on said:

      Re-read due to THE BEST CLASS EVER (aka Crime Fiction). I love my life.

    13. Apatt on said:

      “Really, Watson, you excel yourself,” said Holmes, pushing back his chair and lighting a cigarette. "I am bound to say that in all the accounts which you have been so good as to give of my own small achievements you have habitually underrated your own abilities. It may be that you are not yourself luminous, but you are a conductor of light. Some people without possessing genius have a remarkable power of stimulating it. I confess, my dear fellow, that I am very much in your debt."“Holmes, [...]

    14. Alison on said:

      I love Sherlock Holmes. I love his name, I love his clothesI just love his style. Reading The Hound of the BaskervillesI felt like I was reading the first detective novel ever written. Doyle defined the genre--he was the first and the best.My nine-year-old daughter loves Sherlock Holmes. She has a little Sherlock Holmes hat that we bought for dress as your favorite literary character day, and she loves nothing more than to put on her little brown trench coat from Target, suck on her plastic pipe [...]

    15. Jason Koivu on said:

      Highly enjoyable! The Hound of the Baskervilles leans more towards horror than the usual Sherlock crime-solving mystery, but Arthur Conan Doyle worked his hero into this genre with the easy of slipping on a finger-print hiding glove. Since private investigator Sherlock Holmes' office is in town, taking us readers out of London and into the country can be tricky if it's not to seem forced. To avoid that, Conan Doyle has Holmes send his friend and volunteer assistant Watson out to check on this si [...]

    16. Brad on said:

      The ultimate tale of the ultimate Victorian hero, The Hound of the Baskervilles is a true masterpiece of the mystery genre, and quite possibly remains the finest mystery novel ever produced -- even if its first appearance was serialized in Strand Magazine. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's unforgettable hero Sherlock Holmes matches his wits against what appears to be a centuries old curse and the ghostly hound that exacts vengeance on the Baskerville ancestors for Sir Hugo Baskerville's sadistic misdeeds [...]

    17. James on said:

      It is difficult to think of many literary characters who have had anything like the huge impact that Sherlock Holmes has had - not just in literary terms, but culturally as well. The legend that is Sherlock Holmes goes way beyond the world of the written word - and for good reason too; as a character, Holmes is a wonderfully original, eccentric, sociopathic, misanthropic, fascinating, astonishingly brilliant and almost unparalleled creation. The wonderful character that is Sherlock Holmes - both [...]

    18. Ismini on said:

      10/10Υπόθεση: Ο Σέρλοκ Χολμς και ο δρ. Γουάτσον καλούνται να λύσουν ένα μυστήριο που σχετίζεται με το θρύλο ενός σκύλου-δαίμονα που καταδιώκει και οδηγεί στον θάνατο τα μέλη της οικογένειας Μπάσκερβιλ.Πασίγνωστο βιβλίο που δεν είχε τύχει να πέσει στα χέρια μου ως τώρα. Η αλήθε [...]

    19. Terry on said:

      _The Hound of the Baskervilles_ is probably one of the more famous cases of Sherlock Holmes and is also one of only four novel-length treatments of the cases of the great detective. It’s a solid story and is perhaps primarily of interest in the apparently supernatural element which lies at the heart of the case. Indeed this element of the tale, along with its ultimate resolution, is very interesting when viewed in the light of Doyle’s subsequent conversion to spiritualism and when looked at [...]

    20. K.D. Absolutely on said:

      Short yet full-packed with action. I am halfway with my quest to read the whole Sherlock Holmes canon and I've read two of his earlier novels and around 30 of his short stories but I think this novel is just the best so far.What make this different and better are the following: (1) the gothic ingredient. The fearsome hound with burning read eyes that later said to be because of phosphorus. I fear crazy dogs or dogs running amok because I was bitten by one when I was a small boy; (2) Watson, who [...]

    21. Rebecca McNutt on said:

      This always shocks people, but I live under a rock and have never really had much to do with Sherlock Holmes. I've never watched it on television, never really read Doyle's works on the character or anything else along those lines. Finally I got around to reading The Hound of the Baskervilles (actually the 5th in a series from what I've been told), and I'm really glad I did. This classic is like the epiphany of "London fog", capturing the scenery of the British city perfectly and giving readers [...]

    22. Nayra.Hassan on said:

      هولمز :"لم اجرؤ على رميه بالرصاصفقد كان أعزل لا يحمل سلاحاوالمسدس كان لحمايتي لا لقتله "اذننعم هذه الرواية تنتمي لعصر النبلاء ولكن انتظر ليس لهذا الحد فالمرء قد يفعل الكثير من أجل الميراثافضل وأطول روايات شيرلوك هولمز و أكثرها تشويقااستغرقت منه شهرا كاملا لحلهاوهي إهانة كب [...]

    23. Li'l Owl on said:

      The Curse of the Baskervilles portrays the terrifying legend that a great black hound, a devil-beast, that haunts the lonely moors around Baskerville's ancestral home. It is rumored that many of the family have met sudden, bloody, and mysterious deaths out on the moors at night and warning was written in an old manuscript.Yet may we shelter ourselves in the infinite goodness of Providence, which would not forever punish the innocent beyond that third or fourth generation which is threatened in H [...]

    24. Mayke on said:

      Review to come and other reviews on my blog (bio)------------------------------------------------------------------------This was my first Sherlock Holmes I've read. I highly enjoyed it. These detective stories give me a real Autumn feeling and gets me all cozy. The story was great. I've read that some people already knew who the killer was, but I didn't. I was still surprised at the end when the case was solves and reviewed. It was a lot of fun to read in the kind of language style of that time [...]

    25. Jonathan Terrington on said:

      I am a big fan of any writer who is capable of creating powerful and memorable characters in literature. And Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is no exception. His work on other books may also be quality but it is Sherlock Holmes who will always be remembered. And for good reason. The man is brilliant, eccentric and also flawed in slight ways morally and ethically. He's intriguing, he's slightly dangerous, he's obsessive Is there no adjective you cannot throw at the blended mix that is Holmes? If I were to [...]

    26. Yani on said:

      –Hasta ahora he limitado mis investigaciones a este mundo –dijo–. He combatido el mal dentro de mis modestas posibilidades, pero enfrentarse con el mismísimo Padre del Mal quizá sea una tarea demasiado ambiciosa.Aviso: la reseña se puede leer tranquilamente porque no hay spoilers de los libros anteriores y no son necesarios para leer la novela. Se siente bien volver al ruedo. Me refiero a haber retomado los casos de Sherlock Holmes, esta vez para completarlos y saldar la deuda que me qu [...]

    27. Geoff on said:

      "Now is the dramatic moment of fate, Watson, when you hear a step upon the stairs which is walking into your life, and you know not whether for good or ill."What makes The Hound of Baskervilles not only the best Holmes novel I’ve read so far, but also the definitive gothic murder mystery, and, some argue, the greatest crime novel ever written? Following is a list of key suspects: Manor house murthers; mysterious missives; motivations as murderously murky as the mires & moors masked in mist [...]

    28. Veronique on said:

      “Presume nothing” This is one of Conan Doyle's best story, mixing mystery with eeriness. This is achieved from both setting, the moor, and writing style, Victorian, both very much in the Gothic. The Hound of the Baskerville also presents a better structure than the previous two novels, which were juxtaposed with related but ultimately distracting narrations, showing that the author honed in his writing skill.Arrogant Sherlock Holmes is once more orchestrating everything, keeping everyone, in [...]

    29. Foad on said:

      آشنایی من با هلمز بر میگرده به کودکیم. همیشه اسمش رو شنیده بودم، بی اونکه چیزی ازش خونده باشم. دبیرستان بودم که به لطف کتابخونه ی خوب مدرسه، تازه باهاش آشنا شدم. توی دوره ی دبیرستان، دیوانه وار شیفته ی یه سری داستان ها شدم. یکی داستان های علمی تخیلی ایزاک آسیموف. یکی دیگه ماجراه [...]

    30. Adrian on said:

      Oh I do so love Sherlock. I have read this book a few times over the years (god, I sound ancient ha ha), but I never tire of it. I have also seen (and own) any number of movie/TV versions of this story and they all bring something to the story in their different ways.It is a wonderful story featuring a "fictional" character that surely half the world knows. As G K Chesterton put it, (most) other detective stories are judged on the intricacies of the story line and the characters are secondary, C [...]

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