The world's most famous detective is brought to life for a new generation of readers in this gripping retelling of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic tale. When Sir Charles Baskerville is found dead in peculiar circumstances, Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson are called in to investigate. Could the death have something to do with the monstrous hound said to haunt the Baskerville family? And will Holmes and Watson solve the mystery before another innocent man is claimed by the terrible Baskerville curse?
Holmes and Watson are faced with their most terrifying case yet. The legend of the devil-beast that haunts the moors around the Baskerville familys home warns the descendants of that ancient clan never to venture out in those dark hours when the power of evil is exalted. Now, the most recent Baskerville, Sir Charles, is dead and the footprints of a giant hound have been found near his body. Will the new heir meet the same fate?
Another Adventure of Sherlock Holmes, with "The Adventure of the Speckled Band"
Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
Pubpsher: Broadview Press
The Hound of the Baskervilles (1901–02) is Arthur Conan Doyle’s most celebrated Sherlock Holmes adventure. At the end of the yew tree path of his ancestral home, Sir Charles Baskerville is found dead. Close by are the footprints of a gigantic hound. Called to investigate, Holmes seems to face a supernatural foe. In the tense narration of the detective’s efforts to solve the crime, Conan Doyle meditates on late Victorian and early twentieth-century ideas of ancestry and atavism, the possible biological determination of criminals, the stability of the British landed classes, and the place of the supernatural. Historical documents included with this fully-annotated Broadview edition help contextualize the novel’s debates and reveal its cultural and literary significance as a supreme instance of early detective fiction. Also included is the Conan Doyle short story “The Adventure of the Speckled Band.”
A deadly curse in the form of a legendary ferocious beast continues to claim its victims from the Baskerville family until Holmes and Watson intervene. Often called the best detective story ever written.
JAICO ILLUSTARTED CLASSICS SERIES is a collection of beloved children’s classics read by generations all over the world. Rich with adventures and thrills, these immortal stories with vivid illustrations are designed to delight young readers. THE HOUND OF BASKERVILLES begins with the murder of Sir Charles Baskerville, hunted down by a supernatural hound. The next target of the hound, haunting the Grimpen Mire is Sir Henry Baskerville. Sherlock Holmes, the super sleuth, steps in to solve the secret of the legend and a maze of mysteries haunting the moor. Can Holmes solve the mystery surrounding the death of Sir Charles in time to stop the next murder? Come, let’s go to the beautiful English country side and to the gloomy moors with Sherlock Holmes and his trusted aide, Dr. Watson, to unravel one of his most famous cases. SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE author and creator of the legendary Sherlock Holmes, was born in Scotland and studied medicine in Edinburgh University. He set up his medical practice in Southsea, but when it failed to do well, he started writing.
In Sir Arthur Conan DoyleÍs classic tale of mystery, Mr. Sherlock Holmes and his associate Dr. Watson are out to investigate the supernatural. Sightings of an enormous black hound with blazing eyes and the mysterious death of Sir Charles Baskerville are just curious enough to interest Holmes. He sends Watson ahead with promises to follow. Discover the facts uncovered by Watson and HolmesÍs deductions in the Calico Illustrated Classics adaptation of DoyleÍs Sherlock Holmes and the Hound of the Baskervilles. Calico Chapter Books is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO Group. Grades 3-8.
A level 4 Oxford Bookworms Library graded reader. Retold for Learners of English by Patrick Nobes. Dartmoor. A wild, wet place in the south-west of England. A place where it is easy to get lost, and to fall into the soft green earth which can pull the strongest man down to his death. A man is running for his life. Behind him comes an enormous dog - a dog from his worst dreams, a dog from hell. Between him and a terrible death stands only one person - the greatest detective of all time, Sherlock Holmes.
The hit BBC series Sherlock offers a fresh, contemporary take on the original Sir Arthur Conan Doyle stories, and has helped introduce a whole new generation of fans to the legendary detective. In this TV tie-in edition of the classic novel, first published in The Strand in 1901, Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson are called to the haunting and beautiful moors of Dartmoor and the home of the Baskerville family, who seem to have fallen victim to a family curse. A terrifying spectre in the shape of a great hound was once said to have hunted an ancestor across the moors and the recent, mysterious death of Sir Charles Baskerville suggests that the hound has returned. But is this really a supernatural curse or is a much more dastardly and earthly plot a foot? Sherlock and Dr Watson must solve the riddle of the hound before another murder is committed.