The Hound of the Baskervilles

The Hound of the Baskervilles

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 tore out the thro We owe The Hound of the Baskervilles (1902) to Arthur Conan Doyle's good friend Fletcher "Bobbles" Robinson, ...

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Title:The Hound of the Baskervilles
Author:Arthur Conan Doyle
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Genres:Classics
ISBN:The Hound of the Baskervilles
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Mass Market Paperback
Number of Pages:256 pages pages

The Hound of the Baskervilles Reviews

  • Alison
    Jul 25, 2010
    I love Sherlock Holmes. I love his name, I love his clothes...I just love his style. Reading The Hound of the Baskervilles...I 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 Sher...
  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    Oct 07, 2010
    781. The Hound of the Baskervilles (Sherlock Holmes, #5), Sir Arthur Conan Doyle The Hound of the Baskervilles is the third of the crime novels written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle featuring the detective Sherlock Holmes. Dr. James Mortimer asks Sherlock Holmes for advice following the d...
  • Doug Cannon
    Feb 13, 2008
    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 t...
  • Brad
    Mar 27, 2008
    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 ...
  • Terry
    Mar 14, 2013
    _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 l...
  • Jason Koivu
    Jan 06, 2011
    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' offi...
  • K.D. Absolutely
    Jul 18, 2009
    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)...
  • Apatt
    Aug 29, 2011
    ?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 ...
  • Emily May
    Aug 15, 2012
    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...
  • Simona Bartolotta
    Oct 04, 2017
    Re-read due to THE BEST CLASS EVER (aka Crime Fiction). I love my life. ...
  • Caz (littlebookowl)
    Apr 11, 2015
    4.5 stars! Ahh it's good to be back, I've missed you Sherlock Holmes! ...
  • Henry Avila
    Aug 09, 2011
    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 to...
  • Nandakishore Varma
    Sep 23, 2011
    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...
  • Jonathan Terrington
    Mar 15, 2012
    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 br...
  • Luffy
    Jul 16, 2017
    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 vi...
  • ✨    jamieson   ✨
    Mar 11, 2019
    ?It came with the wind through the silence of the night, a long, deep mutter, then a rising howl, and then the sad moan in which it died away. Again and again it sounded, the whole air throbbing with it, strident, wild and menacing.? I enjoyed this so much! I've seen so many ...
  • Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
    May 19, 2014
    All the 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 mornin...
  • Lola
    Dec 27, 2015
    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 ...
  • Jayson
    Aug 01, 2013
    (A) 85% | Extraordinary Notes: It establishes setting in gaps between deductions, treating the moor like a living thing: an alien primordial wasteland. ...
  • Adrian
    Feb 05, 2017
    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 wonderfu...
  • Duane
    Feb 01, 2014
    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 st...
  • Rebecca McNutt
    Dec 11, 2017
    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 Baske...
  • R.K. Gold
    Jun 14, 2018
    I?m not sure if I want to write a full review. It was so meh! I?ll think about it but for now I?ll just leave it a steady 3 maybe 2.5. ...
  • James
    Mar 27, 2015
    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;...
  • Mayke (acozyliving)☕️
    Oct 28, 2017
    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...
  • Piyangie
    Jan 30, 2017
    Out of the four Sherlock Holmes novels written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Hound of Baskervilles is the best. If there is ever a murder-mystery written with an ingenious plot, suspense, intrigue and action perfectly balanced, it, in my opinion, is undoubtedly The Hound of the Basker...
  •  Li'l Owl
    Aug 21, 2017
    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 war...
  • Amalia Gavea
    Oct 13, 2019
    ??It is not my intention to be fulsome, but I confess that I covet your skull.?? The task of safeguarding a family estate has been bestowed on a young heir. But there is a problem,. A dark curse has been plaguing the Baskerville House for centuries as a result of the actio...
  • Aishu Rehman
    Jul 31, 2018
    Incredible Book. Sir Henry Baskerville, a young man recently arrived from North America to take possession of the estate of his uncle, who's died suddenly, seeks the counsel and protection of Sherlock Holmes. The wealthy Sir Charles apparently died fleeing in terror from an unknown ene...
  • Tina ➹ the girl who lives in Fandoms (Book.Enchantress)
    Oct 17, 2018
    4.5 Golden Stars Wow! WOA! WAM!: What A Mystery! I couldn't put it down! I wanted to solve the case asap! & I was proud that I was right at some points :D my favourite in the series so far. (struggling to give it 4 stars or 5) - plot: ?????/5 the cri...