The Hound of the Baskervilles

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2001-10-01
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics

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The most famous of the Sherlock Holmes stories,The Hound of the Baskervillesfeatures the phantom dog of Dartmoor, which, according to an ancient legend, has haunted the Baskervilles for generations. When Sir Charles Baskerville dies suddenly of a heart attack on the grounds of the family's estate, the locals are convinced that the spectral hound is responsible, and Holmes is called in. "Conan Doyle triumphed and triumphed deservedly," G. K. Chesterton wrote, "because he took his art seriously, because he lavished a hundred little touches of real knowledge and genuine picturesqueness on the police novelette." From the Trade Paperback edition.

Table of Contents

The Hound of the Baskervillesp. i
Oxford World's Classicsp. ii
Acknowledgementsp. vi
General Editor's Preface to the Seriesp. vii
Introductionp. xi
Note on the Textp. xxx
Select Bibliographyp. xxxi
A Chronology of Arthur Conan Doylep. xxxvii
Mr Sherlock Holmesp. 3
The Curse of the Baskervillesp. 9
Three Broken Threadsp. 41
The Stapletons of Merripit Housep. 61
First Report of Dr Watsonp. 75
The Light Upon the Moorp. 82
Extract from the Diary of Dr Watsonp. 99
The Man on the Torp. 109
Death on the Moorp. 122
Fixing the Netsp. 136
The Hound of the Baskervillesp. 146
A Retrospectionp. 157
Explanatory Notesp. 169
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