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The Hound of the Baskervilles - Literary Touchstone Edltion

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  • Sales Rank:1,012,442
  • Format:Kindle eBook
  • Language:English (Published)
  • Media:Kindle Edition
  • Pages:167
  • Publication Date:January 1, 2006
  • ASIN:B0027VSOSU

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Synopsis
This Prestwick House Literary Touchstone Edition includes a glossary and reader’s notes to help the modern reader contend with Doyle’s complicated vocabulary and allusions.

World-famous Sherlock Holmes is once again called upon to put his uncanny detective techniques to work in The Hound of the Baskervilles. This mystery/horror story has become the archetype around which an entire genre has been created.

First published in 1901, the novel tells the story of Sir Henry Baskerville, who arrives at Baskerville Hall to investigate the mysterious death of his uncle, Sir Charles. Charles’ strange and unexpected death resurrects long-ignored fears about an ancient and vengeful beast and a Baskerville family curse.

Holmes, always calm and calculating, uses his keen powers of
observation to discern the fine lines between good and evil, truth and fiction, and reason and superstition, even as the story’s events threaten to spiral out of control.
Amazon.com Review
We owe 1902's The Hound of the Baskervilles 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 throat of devilish Hugo Baskerville on the moonlit moor. Poor, accursed Baskerville Hall now has another mysterious death: that of Sir Charles Baskerville. Could the culprit somehow be mixed up with secretive servant Barrymore, history-obsessed Dr. Frankland, butterfly-chasing Stapleton, or Selden, the Notting Hill murderer at large? Someone's been signaling with candles from the mansion's windows. Nor can supernatural forces be ruled out. Can Dr. Watson--left alone by Sherlock Holmes to sleuth in fear for much of the novel--save the next Baskerville, Sir Henry, from the hound's fangs?

Many Holmes fans prefer Doyle's complete short stories, but their clockwork logic doesn't match the author's boast about this novel: it's "a real Creeper!" What distinguishes this particular Hound is its fulfillment of Doyle's great debt to Edgar Allan Poe--it's full of ancient woe, low moans, a Grimpen Mire that sucks ponies to Dostoyevskian deaths, and locals digging up Neolithic skulls without next-of-kins' consent. "The longer one stays here the more does the spirit of the moor sink into one's soul," Watson realizes. "Rank reeds and lush, slimy water-plants sent an odour of decay ... while a false step plunged us more than once thigh-deep into the dark, quivering mire, which shook for yards in soft undulations around our feet ... it was as if some malignant hand was tugging us down into those obscene depths." Read on--but, reader, watch your step! --Tim Appelo

Synopsis
This Prestwick House Literary Touchstone Edition includes a glossary and reader’s notes to help the modern reader contend with Doyle’s complicated vocabulary and allusions.

World-famous Sherlock Holmes is once again called upon to put his uncanny detective techniques to work in The Hound of the Baskervilles. This mystery/horror story has become the archetype around which an entire genre has been created.

First published in 1901, the novel tells the story of Sir Henry Baskerville, who arrives at Baskerville Hall to investigate the mysterious death of his uncle, Sir Charles. Charles’ strange and unexpected death resurrects long-ignored fears about an ancient and vengeful beast and a Baskerville family curse.

Holmes, always calm and calculating, uses his keen powers of
observation to discern the fine lines between good and evil, truth and fiction, and reason and superstition, even as the story’s events threaten to spiral out of control.

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