The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan DoyleThe Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle

The Hound of the Baskervilles

byArthur Conan DoyleEditorW. W. Robson

Paperback | September 14, 2008

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The Hound of the Baskervilles is the tale of an ancient curse suddenly given a terrifying modern application. The grey towers of Baskerville Hall and the wild open country of Dartmoor hold many secrets for Holmes and Watson to unravel. The detective is contemptuous of supernaturalmanifestations, but the reader will remain perpetually haunted by the hound from the moor. The editor of this volume, W.W. Robson, was Emeritus David Masson Professor of English Literature at the University of Edinburgh and author of Modern English Literature. The general editor of the Oxford Sherlock Holmes, Owen Dudley Edwards, is Reader in History at the University of Edinburgh and author or The Quest for Sherlock Holmes: A Biographical Study of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) was a Scottish writer who studied medicine before becoming the writer of the famous Sherlock Holmes series.
Title:The Hound of the BaskervillesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.43 inPublished:September 14, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Editorial Reviews

'Here it is at last, the definitive edition, in nine volumes, of all the Sherlock Holmes stories. The notes are comprehensive and lengthy. The introductions and notes are full of fresh information, technical (such as the manuscripts that show Doyle consistently under-punctuated) and factual.'Julian Symons, The Sunday Times