The Hound of the Baskervilles
Perhaps the most popular of all Sherlock Holmes stories, The Hound of the Baskervilles combines the traditional detective tale with elements of horror. When Sir Charles Baskerville is found dead on the wild Devon moorland with the footprints of a giant hound nearby, the blame is placed on a... show more
Perhaps the most popular of all Sherlock Holmes stories, The Hound of the Baskervilles combines the traditional detective tale with elements of horror. When Sir Charles Baskerville is found dead on the wild Devon moorland with the footprints of a giant hound nearby, the blame is placed on a family curse-and it is up to Holmes and Watson to solve the mystery of the legend. Rationalism is pitted against the supernatural and good against evil, as Sherlock Holmes tries to defeat a foe almost his equal.
Publish date: October 1st 2009
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
I find that while still not my favourite Holmes, I liked it better this time around. I think I might have been too young, and found it too dreary and long for my age. Gothic is also an acquired taste that came with age for me, so that might have played a part. The other thing that turned interesti...
The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Book 5 of Sherlock Holmes *Audio Part from The Complete Sherlock Holmes | Narrated by Simon Vance Holmes and Watson are faced with their most terrifying case yet. The legend of the devil-beast that haunts the moors around the Baskervill...
Once it got up and running it was highly enjoyable. I am deducting a half a star, though, because I was not all that enthused with the book's narrator, Simon Prebble. I found his voices for Holmes and Watson to be far too similar--especially at the beginning--and I was having trouble keeping up wi...
"I have been in Devonshire." "In spirit?" "Exactly ... After you left I sent down to Stamford's for the Ordnance map of this portion of the moor, and my spirit has hovered over it all day. I flatter myself that I could find my way about." ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Having loved Arthur Conan Doyle's Hound o...
So, after having spent the past weekend and the better part of last night and today tying up half a dozen half-finished bingo reads that, naturally, hadn't shown any progress whatsoever while I was exiled on planet work overload, for the time being I'm back on track. And thus I am happy to finally ...