The Hound of the Baskervilles

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Published: 1902
Language: English
Wordcount: 59,257 / 161 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 69.5
LoC Category: PR
Series: Sherlock Holmes
Audiobook: www.gutenberg.org
Downloads: 56,420
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This may be the most popular of all of the Sherlock Holmes stories. Inspired by regional mythology of the British Isles concerning hell-hounds, the tale tells of detective Sherlock Holmes and his assistant Dr. Watson as they are called to investigate an alleged curse upon the house of the Baskervilles.

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upon the farm and carried off the maiden, her father and brothers being from home, as he well knew. When they had brought her to the Hall the maiden was placed in an upper chamber, while Hugo and his friends sat down to a long carouse, as was their nightly custom. Now, the poor lass upstairs was like to have her wits turned at the singing and shouting and terrible oaths which came up to her from below, for they say that the words used by Hugo Baskerville, when he was in wine, were such as might blast the man who said them. At last in the stress of her fear she did that which might have daunted the bravest or most active man, for by the aid of the growth of ivy which covered (and still covers) the south wall she came down from under the eaves, and so homeward across the moor, there being three leagues betwixt the Hall and her father's farm.

"It chanced that some little time later Hugo left his guests to carry food and drink--with other worse things, perchance--to his captive, and so found the cage empty

Reviews

Average Rating of 4.8 from 12 reviews: *****

A gripping detective fiction novel with an intriguing and easy reading story that hooks you in a thrilling argument that makes you hesitate between rational and paranormal possibilities. A masterpiece from its first page to the last one.

2011.11.04
bhanu
*****

best mystery ever written. One never looses interest in it till it is all completed. It tells us that those who pose the weakest, may be most deadly indeed. And one must never believe in supernatural without any proper evidence. And at last, Dr. Watson rocks it up!!
Thrilling book!! A must read for any age!

2011.05.06
Aditya
*****

Among the many outstanding cases solved by Sherlock Holmes, this one is top of the heap. The narration is taut and captivating. A must read for anyone who wants to be immediately transported into a world of mystery and suspense.

2010.09.08
malavika
****.

an exellent work of doyle!!

2009.12.30
mahnoor arshad
*****

i enjoyed my journey in reading the hound of baskervilles .It is a very interesting piece of writing by arthur conan doyle.there is a lot of suspence and i must recommend it to all my dear fellows.

2006.09.25
madiha iqbal
*****

best of sherlock holmes!a perfect combination of mystery and horror! you would love it!

2006.08.07
Fernando
*****

The best Sherlock Holmes story ever!

2006.05.22
Chetan Pundhir
*****

Simply Superb and Exceelent.
There are not enough words to express the inexpressible. Sherlock Holmes storied are all time favourites.

2005.08.11
Kapil Malik
*****

simply beautiful, have no words to express the beauty; the way he thinks and explains his thoughts on paper; you feel that you are right there with Holmes.

2005.08.04
Julien
****.

A good novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the Hound of the Baskervilles, is a good mystery, however fans of Sherlock Holmes might be disappointed by the smaller role he plays in this novel. Sir Arthur added Holmes to the novel as a later addition, instead of creating a new character specially for the book. A good book for all ages.

One of the things I've always enjoyed about Sherlock Holmes stories is that while they're far-fetched they're not impossible, and that makes them more enjoyable. They're also really well suited to reading aloud, with excellent dialog.

2005.07.07
john
****.

Good fun, easy reading, and atmospheric. The author doesn't waste time on long descriptive passages. I enjoyed it.


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