The Hound of the Baskervilles

by Laurie R. King, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Random House Publishing Group | December 18, 2007 | Kobo Edition (eBook)

The Hound of the Baskervilles is rated 4.6667 out of 5 by 3.
Introduction by Laurie R. King
 
The most famous of the Sherlock Holmes stories, The Hound of the Baskervilles features the phantom dog of Dartmoor, which, according to an ancient legend, has haunted the Baskervilles for generations. When Sir Charles Baskerville dies suddenly of a heart attack on the grounds of the family’s estate, the locals are convinced that the spectral hound is responsible, and Holmes is called in. “Conan Doyle triumphed and triumphed deservedly,” G. K. Chesterton wrote, “because he took his art seriously, because he lavished a hundred little touches of real knowledge and genuine picturesqueness on the police novelette.”


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Published: December 18, 2007

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

Language: English

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ISBN - 10: 0307432297

ISBN - 13: 9780307432292

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hard To Put Down This how a mystery should be written. When I was reading this book, I felt as if I were trying to solve this case, along with Holmes and Watson. This book will keep you up at night. When your not reading this book, you will be thinking about this book.
Date published: 2013-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the Greats 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 in the time of Oliver Cromwell. Of course, (I will try not to spoil it for anyone) the curse turns out to be a classic Victorian crime motivated by money and perpetrated with the application of science to prey on the still superstitious nature of a people still getting used to the Industrial Revolution. Classic Victorian crime, indeed. But also classic Holmes. And this is the best of Holmes. The action is taut and well drawn, the mystery is compelling, Dr. Watson has a brief spell as the star while Holmes does some hidden work in the moors, the villain is an arrogant cad, and the supporting characters, from the unfortunate escaped convict, Bruce Seldon, to the suspicious Barrymores, round out the perfect population of Victorian archetypes (but it must be remembered that while these archetypes may seem cliche to us today, they would have been fresh and new when Doyle put pen to paper). There may be better Holmes stories (I'll always be partial to "A Scandal in Bohemia" and the lovely Irene Adler), but none of the Holmes short stories can compete with The Hound of the Baskervilles' breadth and scope. It is the mystery book that all mystery writers aspire to match for greatness, and the mystery book that all mystery readers must read if they are to call themselves fans of the genre. But let me put genre aside for a second and just say this: The Hound of the Baskervilles is a great mystery novel, yes. But it is also a great novel. One of the best ever written. Period.
Date published: 2009-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hound of the Baskervilles This book is absolutly amazing!!! I couldn't put it down. I stayed up until 2:30 finishing it. The wolves that live in the field by my house were howling, it was raining, the wind was blowing... I felt like I was in the book. I would definetly recommend this book to anyone who loves a good mystery. It has suspence, drama, exitement, and plenty of surprises.
Date published: 2005-05-30

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Kobo eBookThe Hound of the Baskervilles

The Hound of the Baskervilles

by Laurie R. King, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: December 18, 2007

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0307432297

ISBN - 13: 9780307432292

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Introduction by Laurie R. King
 
The most famous of the Sherlock Holmes stories, The Hound of the Baskervilles features the phantom dog of Dartmoor, which, according to an ancient legend, has haunted the Baskervilles for generations. When Sir Charles Baskerville dies suddenly of a heart attack on the grounds of the family’s estate, the locals are convinced that the spectral hound is responsible, and Holmes is called in. “Conan Doyle triumphed and triumphed deservedly,” G. K. Chesterton wrote, “because he took his art seriously, because he lavished a hundred little touches of real knowledge and genuine picturesqueness on the police novelette.”


From the Trade Paperback edition.