The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle

The Hound of the Baskervilles

The Hound of the Baskervilles is the tale of an ancient curse suddenly given a terrifying modern application. The grey towers of Baskerville Hall and the wild open country of Dartmoor hold many secrets for Holmes and Watson to unravel. The detective is contemptuous of supernatural manifestations, but the reader will remain perpetually haunted by the hound from the moor.


Details The Hound of the Baskervilles

TitleThe Hound of the Baskervilles
ISBN9780451528018
Author
Release DateJul 1st, 2001
PublisherSignet
LanguageEnglish
GenreMystery, Detective, Thriller, Mystery Thriller, Literature
Rating

Reviews The Hound of the Baskervilles

  • Doug Cannon
    2008-02-13
    My Grandpa Cannon loved this story, and he often told of a time when he went to see a "picture show" about the Hound of the Baskervilles. "It scared the willies out of me," he said, and then he and his friend had to part ways as my grandpa rode his bicycle home in the dark.He was thinking about this devil-hound, and then he heard something panting behind him. He pedaled faster and faster, but the panting only got faster and faster too. Then, it w...
  • Duane
    2014-02-01
    I think this is my favorite Arthur Conan Doyle story. What a combination; you have a mystery, a horror story with a demon like wolfhound, set on a dark English moor. I've never seen an English moor, but I've experienced them through the great books I've read. I've imagined Catherine stalking the moor in Wuthering Heights searching for her beloved Heathcliff. I've been with Jane Eyre on Marsh Glen when she heard the cry of Jane! Jane! Jane! from h...
  • Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
    2014-05-19
    4.5 stars. Sherlock Holmes is at his inscrutable and logical best, Dr. Watson is his devoted self and manages to actually be helpful, and the mystery is a solid one, with a gothic feel to it. And the Baskerville Hound is truly creepy.Holmes and Watson are visited one morning by a Dr. Mortimer, who explains the legend of the supernatural hound who haunts the Baskerville family. Many years ago, Hugo Baskerville kidnapped a local maiden, who escaped...
  • Catriona (LittleBookOwl)
    2015-04-11
    4.5 stars!Ahh it's good to be back, I've missed you Sherlock Holmes!
  • Henry Avila
    2011-08-09
    In the sometimes cold, wet, windy region of southern England called Devonshire, where the land gradually disappears and the stormy sea can be seen, there was a legend of a demonic hound that haunted the Baskerville family through the centuries, beginning in 1647. Hugo Baskerville, a tough individual who got what he wanted; until if you are a believer in the supernatural, this vengeful animal mentioned before, came straight from hell, hunted down ...
  • Nayra.Hassan
    2016-02-26
    هولمز :"لم اجرؤ على رميه بالرصاص..فقد كان أعزل لا يحمل سلاحا..والمسدس كان لحمايتي لا لقتله "اذننعم هذه الرواية تنتمي لعصر النبلاء ..ولكن ..انتظر .. ليس لهذا الحد ..فالمرء قد يفعل الكثير من أجل الميراث.. هي افضل وأطول روايات شيرلوك هولمز ..و أكثرها تشويقا.....
  • Emily May
    2012-08-15
    It's hard to believe that I've never read Doyle's most famous Sherlock Holmes tale until now. I don't even know why I've been putting this off, the short stories that I've read about the well-known detective and his sidekick Dr Watson were pretty good but this little novel has remained on my "to read" list for years. And I found The Hound of the Baskervilles a really enjoyable little story, at times very creepy and at others balanced out with hum...
  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    2010-10-07
    781. The Hound of the Baskervilles (Sherlock Holmes, #5), Sir Arthur Conan Doyleعنوانها: درنده باسکرویل؛ شرلوک هلمز: آوای باسکرویل؛ سگ باسکرویل؛ نویسنده: سر آرتور کونان دویل؛ انتشاراتیها: (نشر مرکز، هرمس، ثالث، رخ مهتاب)؛ ادبیات کارآگاهی؛ نخستین خوانش: روز اول آوریل سال 1997 میلادیعنو...
  • Luffy
    2017-07-16
    I'd been toying with the idea of reading books in French. I can understand the language - but as for speaking it, well here's another ball game. I read part of this edition in my class when I was 13 years old. I read when the hound was racing towards its would be victim.Would be victim...due to Sherlock Holmes' intervention. Holmes is a very fantastic, very popular character. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, though he claimed to loathe the character, had ...
  • Lola Reviewer
    2015-12-27
    Sadly I don't remember much about this one, except for the fact that the setting is very important and that it is an intense mystery. I read it for school three years ago. Crazy I don't even remember fragments of the story because I recall we did a long and mentally painful paper on it. Murder... wife... not really a dog... Baah, what am I even saying. It's a blank.
  • Nandakishore Varma
    2011-09-23
    This story is an institution from my childhood. I first heard it as a child; my mother told it to me as a bedtime story (yes, my mom is like that). I was creeped out totally - and continued to be so while I read the story in umpteen plagiarised translations (where the hound was changed to all kinds of animal including a monkey) and finally in the original. I even saw two movie adaptations, one in Malayalam (Agnimrigam - bad) and one in Hindi (Bee...
  • Simona Bartolotta
    2017-10-04
    Re-read due to THE BEST CLASS EVER (aka Crime Fiction). I love my life.
  • Apatt
    2011-08-29
    “Really, Watson, you excel yourself,” said Holmes, pushing back his chair and lighting a cigarette. "I am bound to say that in all the accounts which you have been so good as to give of my own small achievements you have habitually underrated your own abilities. It may be that you are not yourself luminous, but you are a conductor of light. Some people without possessing genius have a remarkable power of stimulating it. I confess, my dear fel...
  • Alison
    2010-07-25
    I love Sherlock Holmes. I love his name, I love his clothes...I just love his style. Reading The Hound of the Baskervilles...I felt like I was reading the first detective novel ever written. Doyle defined the genre--he was the first and the best.My nine-year-old daughter loves Sherlock Holmes. She has a little Sherlock Holmes hat that we bought for dress as your favorite literary character day, and she loves nothing more than to put on her little...
  • Jason Koivu
    2011-01-06
    Highly enjoyable! The Hound of the Baskervilles leans more towards horror than the usual Sherlock crime-solving mystery, but Arthur Conan Doyle worked his hero into this genre with the easy of slipping on a finger-print hiding glove. Since private investigator Sherlock Holmes' office is in town, taking us readers out of London and into the country can be tricky if it's not to seem forced. To avoid that, Conan Doyle has Holmes send his friend and ...
  • Brad
    2008-03-27
    The ultimate tale of the ultimate Victorian hero, The Hound of the Baskervilles is a true masterpiece of the mystery genre, and quite possibly remains the finest mystery novel ever produced -- even if its first appearance was serialized in Strand Magazine. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's unforgettable hero Sherlock Holmes matches his wits against what appears to be a centuries old curse and the ghostly hound that exacts vengeance on the Baskerville ance...
  • James
    2015-03-27
    It is difficult to think of many literary characters who have had anything like the huge impact that Sherlock Holmes has had - not just in literary terms, but culturally as well. The legend that is Sherlock Holmes goes way beyond the world of the written word - and for good reason too; as a character, Holmes is a wonderfully original, eccentric, sociopathic, misanthropic, fascinating, astonishingly brilliant and almost unparalleled creation. The ...
  • Yukino
    2018-06-05
    Sherlock Holmes non delude mai.Ero un pò in stallo con le letture e, fortunatamente, avevo preso questo in biblioteca, quando c'era la settimana del giallo inglese qualche settimana fa. E' inutile, io sono di parte. Le avventure del nostro investigatore raccontate da Watson, mi piacciono proprio. Mai noiose. Questa volta siamo alle prese con una maledizione di famiglia. Ma sarà poi vero? Bello bello. E poi la mente logica di Holmes l'adoro. Qua...
  • Ismini
    2017-07-25
    10/10Υπόθεση: Ο Σέρλοκ Χολμς και ο δρ. Γουάτσον καλούνται να λύσουν ένα μυστήριο που σχετίζεται με το θρύλο ενός σκύλου-δαίμονα που καταδιώκει και οδηγεί στον θάνατο τα μέλη της οικογένειας Μπάσκερβιλ.Πασίγνωστο βιβλίο που δεν είχε τύχει να πέσει σ...
  • Terry
    2013-03-14
    _The Hound of the Baskervilles_ is probably one of the more famous cases of Sherlock Holmes and is also one of only four novel-length treatments of the cases of the great detective. It’s a solid story and is perhaps primarily of interest in the apparently supernatural element which lies at the heart of the case. Indeed this element of the tale, along with its ultimate resolution, is very interesting when viewed in the light of Doyle’s subsequ...
  • Rebecca McNutt
    2017-12-11
    This always shocks people, but I live under a rock and have never really had much to do with Sherlock Holmes. I've never watched it on television, never really read Doyle's works on the character or anything else along those lines. Finally I got around to reading The Hound of the Baskervilles (actually the 5th in a series from what I've been told), and I'm really glad I did. This classic is like the epiphany of "London fog", capturing the scenery...
  • K.D. Absolutely
    2009-07-18
    Short yet full-packed with action. I am halfway with my quest to read the whole Sherlock Holmes canon and I've read two of his earlier novels and around 30 of his short stories but I think this novel is just the best so far.What make this different and better are the following: (1) the gothic ingredient. The fearsome hound with burning read eyes that later said to be because of phosphorus. I fear crazy dogs or dogs running amok because I was bitt...
  • Nayra.Hassan
    2016-02-26
    هولمز :"لم اجرؤ على رميه بالرصاص..فقد كان أعزل لا يحمل سلاحا..والمسدس كان لحمايتي لا لقتله "اذننعم هذه الرواية تنتمي لعصر النبلاء ..ولكن ..انتظر .. ليس لهذا الحد ..فالمرء قد يفعل الكثير من أجل الميراث..افضل وأطول روايات شيرلوك هولمز ..و أكثرها تشويقا..است...
  •  Li'l Owl
    2017-08-21
    The Curse of the Baskervilles portrays the terrifying legend that a great black hound, a devil-beast, that haunts the lonely moors around Baskerville's ancestral home. It is rumored that many of the family have met sudden, bloody, and mysterious deaths out on the moors at night and warning was written in an old manuscript. Yet may we shelter ourselves in the infinite goodness of Providence, which would not forever punish the innocent beyond that...
  • Dana
    2018-01-02
    My first audio book finished, and what a great adventure it was! I suppose it was guaranteed to be good with Stephen Fry narrating. Not only was this my first audio book, but also my first Sherlock Holmes one, and indeed listening to this got me into the Sherlock Holmes show so now I am on the Sherlock bandwagon and as big a fan as everyone else now.I loved the epic scope of this story, the novel is broken up into two parts and both were extremel...
  • Mayke
    2017-10-28
    Review to come and other reviews on my blog (bio)------------------------------------------------------------------------This was my first Sherlock Holmes I've read. I highly enjoyed it. These detective stories give me a real Autumn feeling and gets me all cozy. The story was great. I've read that some people already knew who the killer was, but I didn't. I was still surprised at the end when the case was solves and reviewed. It was a lot of fun ...
  • Jonathan Terrington
    2012-03-15
    I am a big fan of any writer who is capable of creating powerful and memorable characters in literature. And Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is no exception. His work on other books may also be quality but it is Sherlock Holmes who will always be remembered. And for good reason. The man is brilliant, eccentric and also flawed in slight ways morally and ethically. He's intriguing, he's slightly dangerous, he's obsessive... Is there no adjective you cannot ...
  • Yani
    2012-10-18
    –Hasta ahora he limitado mis investigaciones a este mundo –dijo–. He combatido el mal dentro de mis modestas posibilidades, pero enfrentarse con el mismísimo Padre del Mal quizá sea una tarea demasiado ambiciosa. Aviso: la reseña se puede leer tranquilamente porque no hay spoilers de los libros anteriores y no son necesarios para leer la novela. Se siente bien volver al ruedo. Me refiero a haber retomado los casos de Sherlock Holmes, es...
  • Geoff
    2013-06-20
    "Now is the dramatic moment of fate, Watson, when you hear a step upon the stairs which is walking into your life, and you know not whether for good or ill."What makes The Hound of Baskervilles not only the best Holmes novel I’ve read so far, but also the definitive gothic murder mystery, and, some argue, the greatest crime novel ever written? Following is a list of key suspects: Manor house murthers; mysterious missives; motivations as murdero...
  • Veronique
    2014-06-20
    “Presume nothing” This is one of Conan Doyle's best story, mixing mystery with eeriness. This is achieved from both setting, the moor, and writing style, Victorian, both very much in the Gothic. The Hound of the Baskerville also presents a better structure than the previous two novels, which were juxtaposed with related but ultimately distracting narrations, showing that the author honed in his writing skill.Arrogant Sherlock Holmes is once m...