The hound of the Baskervilles

(Red classics)

English language

Published Aug. 7, 2008 by Penguin.

ISBN:
9780141034324
OCLC Number:
181422094

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4 stars (12 reviews)

Sir Charles Baskerville is found dead just outside his home, Baskerville Hall. Many of the Baskerville family have died mysteriously. People say that they were killed by a gigantic devil-like creature - the Hound of the Baskervilles! Can that be true? And can Sherlock Holmes save the new owner of Baskerville Hall from a terrible death? [back cover].

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Review of 'The Hound Of The Baskervilles [Hardcover] [Jan 01, 2014] Doyle, Arthur Conan' on 'Goodreads'

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I've read all of Conan Doyle's Holmes works multiple times and have been going through them again over the last couple of months. Funny thing is, this time around The Hound seems like the only one worth revisiting occasionally. Conan Doyle is best when he works in short form, but even then, once a couple familiar passages hit the rest falls into place so quickly it's sometimes not worth the effort to actually read it through.

This novel is different because it uses Holmes sparingly, leaving the reader wanting more, and it has a great pace and atmosphere - both of which he misses in his other long works with Holmes.

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Subjects

  • Fiction
  • John H. Watson (Fictitious character)