The Hound of the Baskervilles

The Hound of the Baskervilles

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by Arthur Conan Doyle
     
 

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The Hound of the Baskervilles is the third of four crime novels by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle featuring the detective Sherlock Holmes. Originally serialised in The Strand Magazine from August 1901 to April 1902, it is set largely on Dartmoor in Devon in England's West Country and tells the story of an attempted murder inspired by the legend of a fearsome, diabolical hound

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The Hound of the Baskervilles is the third of four crime novels by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle featuring the detective Sherlock Holmes. Originally serialised in The Strand Magazine from August 1901 to April 1902, it is set largely on Dartmoor in Devon in England's West Country and tells the story of an attempted murder inspired by the legend of a fearsome, diabolical hound.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013599468
Publisher:
Mundus Publishing
Publication date:
06/14/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
421 KB

Meet the Author

A prolific author of books, short stories, poetry, and more, the Scottish writer Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) is best known for the creation of one of literature’s most vivid and enduring characters: Sherlock Holmes. Through detailed observation, vast knowledge, and brilliant deduction, Holmes and his trusted friend, Dr. Watson, step into the swirling fog of Victorian London to rescue the innocent, confound the guilty, and solve the most perplexing puzzles known to literature.

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 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 183 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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I ish here.
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It really good for 18 under
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Just reading it for school
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