The Hound of the Baskervilles

Arthur Conan Doyle

"Never in the delirious dream of a disordered brain could anything more savage, more appalling, more hellish be conceived than that dark form and savage face."

The coroner may have ruled death by natural causes, but Sherlock Holmes knows there's something more sinister behind Sir Charles Baskerville's demise. The question is, could he really have fallen victim to the legendary phantom hound, the curse said to have haunted his ancestors for generations? Or is this the work of a very real and calculating murderer?

One of Conan Doyle's most famous works, The Hound of the Baskervilles is the third of the four Sherlock novels. Originally serialized in The Strand Magazine between 1901 and 1902, it is set largely on Dartmoor in Devon and follows the story of the attempted murder that is initially blamed on a large, fearsome, folkloric hound that roams the moors. The novel marked Holmes' first appearance since his apparent death in 'The Final Problem', where the series was to have ended. However, reader demand prompted him to write this Holmes novel in 1901-2, and The Hound of the Baskervilles, is set before 'The Final Problem'. It has been described as one of the most famous stories ever written.

  • Classification : Classic Crime & Adventure/Thrillers
  • Pub Date : JUN 20, 2023
  • Imprint : YELLOWBACK
  • Page Extent : 226
  • Binding : PB
  • ISBN : 9789357310666
  • Price : INR 299

Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh on May 22, 1859, one of seven children who survived to adulthood. Moving away from his family's strict Catholicism and, cut off from their patronage, he decided to set up his own practice in Southsea in 1882. He was a doctor by trade; specializing as an optician. It is believed that during his off periods of work he would think about and write his various stories. He is well known for several science fiction works, and adventure stories but of course his most recognizable works are the Sherlock Holmes mysteries. Doyle was a prolific writer; other than Holmes stories, his works include popular characters such as Professor Challenger and historical stories about the Napoleonic soldier Brigadier Gerard, as well as plays, romances, poetry, non-fiction, and historical novels.

After the death of his first wife, Louise Hawkins, he went on to marry Jean Leckie in 1907 and they had two sons and a daughter. He died in 1930.

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