The Hound Of The Baskervilles (Vintage Classics)

by Arthur Conan Doyle | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0099518287 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingDavros-10wing of Lutwyche, Queensland Australia on 12/19/2012
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Journal Entry 1 by wingDavros-10wing from Lutwyche, Queensland Australia on Wednesday, December 19, 2012
From the back cover:

"WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY RUTH RENDELL

INCLUDES 'THE ADVENTURE OF THE SPECKLED BAND'

The Baskerville family curse tells of how a terrifying, supernatural hound roams the moors around Baskerville Hall and preys on members of the family in revenge for a terrible crime committed by one of their ancestors. When Sir Charles Baskerville is found dead in his grounds, with a large animal footprint near his lifeless body, the locals are convinced that the hound is back. It is up to Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson to uncover the truth and keep the new heir to Baskerville Hall safe from danger."

Reviews:

"Arthur Conan Doyle is unique in simultaneously bringing the curtain down on an era and raising one on another, ushering in a genre of writing that, while imitated and expanded, has never been surpassed (Stephen Fry )

I first encountered him through an eccentric maths teacher who would read 'The Speckled Band' and other Conan Doyle adventures to us instead of teaching fractions. He also used to balance chairs on his chin, but that's another story. I'm still fond of Holmes to this day, especially now that I can see him as the crazed, controlling junkie that he clearly was (Mark Billingham )

Conan Doyle triumphed and triumphed deservedly, because he took his art seriously, because he lavished a hundred little touches of real knowledge and genuine picturesqueness on the police novelette (G.K. Chesterton )

A wonderful Sherlock Holmes story from its sparkling first pages, through its vivid painting of darkest Dartmoor, its undertones of fear of the mind's depths, and on to the triumph of the rational (The Times )"

Journal Entry 2 by wingDavros-10wing at Lutwyche, Queensland Australia on Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Released 7 yrs ago (12/20/2012 UTC) at Lutwyche, Queensland Australia

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