The Hound of the Baskervilles

(Dover Thrift Editions)

Paperback, 124 pages

English language

Published June 14, 1994 by Dover Publications.

ISBN:
9780486282145
OCLC Number:
439345003

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4 stars (11 reviews)

At Baskerville Hall on the grim moors of Devonshire, a legendary curse has apparently claimed one more victim. Sir Charles Baskerville has been found dead. There are no signs of violence, but his face is hideously distorted with terror. Years earlier, a hound-like beast with blazing eyes and dripping jaws was reported to have torn out the throat of Hugo Baskerville. Has the spectral destroyer struck again? More important, is Sir Henry Baskerville, younger heir to the estate, now in danger?

Enter Sherlock Holmes, summoned to protect Sir Henry from the fate that has threatened the Baskerville family. As Holmes and Watson begin to investigate, a blood-chilling howl from the fog-shrouded edges of the great Grimpen Mire signals that the legendary hound of the Baskervilles is poised for yet another murderous attack.

The Hound of the Baskervilles first appeared as a serial in The Strand Magazine in 1901. By the …

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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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