The Hound of the Baskervilles: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery by Arthur Conan Doyle, NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble
The Hound of the Baskervilles

The Hound of the Baskervilles

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by Arthur Conan Doyle
     
 

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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.

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012668905
Publisher:
Solomon Publishing
Publication date:
04/21/2011
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
148 KB

Meet the Author

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was both a doctor and a believer in spirits, which may partly explain why his Sherlock Holmes is one of literature's most beloved detectives: Holmes always approaches his cases with the gentility and logic of a scientist, but the stories are suffused with an aura of the supernatural. Narrated by devoted assistant Dr. John H. Watson, Holmes's adventures were so addictive that fans protested the master deducer's "death" in 1893 and Doyle had to resurrect him.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
May 22, 1859
Date of Death:
July 7, 1930
Place of Birth:
Edinburgh, Scotland
Place of Death:
Crowborough, Sussex, England
Education:
Edinburgh University, B.M., 1881; M.D., 1885

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The Hound of the Baskervilles 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 185 reviews.
Stueysmom More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent story. I've read it several times over the years. I would not, however recommend getting this version. I downloaded it as a free version and as they say you get what you pay for. This version has a lot of characters and symbols inserted in the text and, while it is not impossible to read, it is highly annoying.
Rugbychic More than 1 year ago
I wanted to re-read The Hound of the Baskervilles now that I have my nook. However I couldn't get through the first 5 pages with all of the spelling errors, random symbols and strange page breaks and inserts. This review is not against Arthur Conan Doyle's work, but rather the shotty job of the transcribers...
William Kneip More than 1 year ago
I got to page 9 and gave up because of the misspelled words.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had never read any Sherlock Holmes books and that is why I chose this book to buy. It was a relatively short book compared to most. I enjoyed the descriptions and especially the dry British wit used throughout the book. My biggest "problem" with the book was the fact that it was written over 100 years ago and it took me awhile to get used to the way they talked and many of the sayings they used. I did not find it the kind of book that I can't set down until it is finished but I enjoyed it and am very glad I bought it. As a "classic" I would recommend it to those who like to try a variety of books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Still a great.
HattieJean More than 1 year ago
I know this is a free edition, but why are so many words misspelled? It really detracts from my enjoyment of the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it. A true recommendation! I am doing this play in my acting class!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an amazing book. My school class read it, I was the only one who actually read it. All though I think there was too much detail, and I was confused about scene changes... such as I thought they were in a hotel and they were on a road. It was still amazing!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am new at this and learned quickly to read reviews first. This copy is impossible to read with all the little formatting errors.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This stinks! Who typed this, a five year old. Thank gosh its free. I barely made it through the first sentence! - 100 stars
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have to read this book for summer reading, and i wanted to know if this was the real one, because the other versions that seem real are $4.99 instead of just $.99. If someone xould reply, i would be very happy. Thank you for your time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Major typos make it a bit hard to follow towards the end. I guess you get what you pay for.
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It really good for 18 under
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Just reading it for school
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