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About the Book

The Hound of the Baskervilles is the third of the crime novels written 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 of supernatural origin. Sherlock Holmes and his companion Dr. Watson investigate the case. This was the first appearance of Holmes since his apparent death in "The Final Problem", and the success of The Hound of the Baskervilles led to the character's eventual revival.

About the Edition

A bone-chilling tale of suspense.

Many years ago, a hound tore out the throat of Hugo Baskerville on the moonlit moor near his home. Now, Baskerville Hall has another mysterious death: Sir Charles Baskerville, Hugo’s descendant, has been found on the same moors with the footprints of a hound nearby. Has the legend passed down through the years become reality, or is there another culprit lurking among the living? Detective Sherlock Holmes and his assistant Dr Watson are on the case.

Table of Contents

1 Mr Sherlock Holmes 1
2 The Curse of the Baskervilles 11
3 The Problem 27
4 Sir Henry Baskerville 40
5 Three Broken Threads 57
6 Baskerville Hall 72
7 The Stapletons of Merripit House 86
8 First Report of Dr Watson 106
9 The Light upon the Moor 117
10 Extract from the Diary of Dr Watson 142
11 The Man on the Tor 157
12 Death on the Moor 176
13 Fixing the Nets 196
14 The Hound of the Baskervilles 211
15 A Retrospection 228

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Puffin classics


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243p. ;
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