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The Hound Of The Baskervilles is one of Arthur Conan Doyle's most famous crime novels, in which Sherlock Holmes has to solve the case of a ghostly hound and an old curse.
Summary Of The Book
The Hound Of The Baskervilles, written by Arthur Conan Doyle, is a work of crime fiction featuring the fictional investigator Sherlock Holmes.
As the narrative begins, Sir Henry Baskerville returns to his family house on the moors in Dartmoor to find out that Sir Charles Baskerville died under unusual circumstances. Everybody fears that the curse that Hugo Baskerville brought on his family has returned. It is now up to Holmes and Dr. Watson to investigate the mysterious death.
Sherlock Holmes has to use his deductive skills to solve the seemingly supernatural mystery. The Baskervilles worry about the ancient death curse of the hellhound that haunts the moors by night.
Who in Dartmoor can benefit from the death of Sir Henry Baskerville? Does the hound really exist or is it a figment of everybody's imagination? These questions are foremost on the detective's mind. Employing Watson's diary, letters, and his reminiscences, the novel follows the unravelling of the mystery of Charles' death, with vivid details and numerous twists. It remains to be seen whether Holmes is able to save the heir of the Baskervilles or if the latter faces the same fate as Sir Charles.
There are more than 20 television and film adaptations of The Hound Of The Baskervilles, among which the 1959, 1972, and 1982 versions are popular. In the year 2003, the book was named as one of the books on the BBC's The Big Read list. First published in 1902, The Hound Of The Baskervilles is a timeless and compelling Victorian mystery.
About Arthur Conan Doyle
Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle, best known as the creator of the famous fictional detective Sherlock Holmes, was a popular Scottish writer and physician born in the year 1859. Some of his best known works include A Study In Scarlet, The Sign of the Four, Beyond the City, The Lost World, The Valley of Fear, and The Great Shadow. Doyle's works are commendable for his simple yet refined language. His writing style and characters have many traits of modern prose. His rich imagination and mature writing have made his works immortal.
Before he entered the world of writing, Doyle practised medicine and even took up football as a career for a short while. He is considered to be the pioneer of crime fiction and has written many plays, historical novels, romances, and poetry. A highly remarkable mystery writer, Doyle was married twice and had five children. He died in the year 1930 at the age of 71.