The Hound of the Baskervilles
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Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Book DescriptionSir Arthur Conan Doyle's "The Hound of the Baskervilles" gripped readers when it was first serialised and has continued to hold its place in the popular imagination to this day. This "Penguin Classics" edition is edited with an introduction and notes by Christopher Frayling. Could the sudden death of Sir Charles Baskerville have been caused by the gigantic ghostly hound that is said to have haunted his family for generations? Arch-rationalist Sherlock Holmes characteristically dismisses the theory as nonsense. And, immersed in another case, he sends Dr Watson to Devon to protect the Baskerville heir and observe the suspects at close hand. With its atmospheric setting on the ancient, wild moorland and its savage apparition, "The Hound of the Baskervilles" is one of the greatest crime novels ever written. Rationalism is pitted against the supernatural and good against evil as Sherlock Holmes sets out to defeat a foe almost his equal. This edition contains a full chronology of Arthur Conan Doyle's life and works, an introduction by renowned horror scholar Professor Christopher Frayling discussing the background to the novel and the legends and events that inspired the story, with further reading and explanatory notes. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) was born in Edinburgh where he qualified as a doctor, but it was his writing which brought him fame, with the creation of Sherlock Holmes, the first scientific detective. He was also a convert to spiritualism and a social reformer who used his investigative skills to prove the innocence of individuals. If you enjoyed "The Hound of the Baskervilles", you might enjoy Conan Doyle's "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" and "The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes", also available in "Penguin Classics". "Arthur Conan Doyle is unique ...Personally, I would walk a mile in tight boots to read him to the milkman." (Stephen Fry).
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780140437867
(198mm x 129mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 5-Jul-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) was born in Edinburgh where he qualified as a doctor, but it was his writing which brought him fame, with the creation of Sherlock Holmes, the first scientific detective. He was also a convert to spiritualism and a social reformer who used his investigative skills to prove the innocence of individuals. Professor Christopher Frayling is Rector of the Royal College of Art, an expert on horror fiction and has published widely on the subject.
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