The Hound of the Baskervilles
The Hound of the Baskervilles

The Hound of the Baskervilles

Vintage Classics

FICTION

256 Pages, 5 x 8

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $9.95 (US $9.95)

Publication Date: November 2008

ISBN 9780099518280

Rights: US

Random House UK (Nov 2008)
Vintage Classics

Price: $9.95
 
 

Overview

The only edition of the most famous and thrilling of Sherlock Holmes’s cases that includes "The Adventure of the Speckled Band," Arthur Conan Doyle’s favorite Holmes story, with an introduction from the Queen of Crime herself.

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

"A Victorian whodunnit of brooding power." —Guardian

"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, author, Revenge

"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, author, The Man Who Was Thursday

Author Biography

Arthur Conan Doyle (1859–1930) introduced Sherlock Holmes in his first novel A Study in Scarlet. In 1893 Conan Doyle published "The Final Problem" in which he killed off his famous detective so that he could turn his attention more towards historical fiction. However Holmes was so popular that Conan Doyle eventually relented and published The Hound of the Baskervilles in 1901. The events of the The Hound of the Baskervilles are set before those of "The Final Problem," but in 1903 new Sherlock Holmes stories began to appear that revealed that the detective had not died after all. Ruth Rendell is an award-winning author whose titles include 13 Steps Down and The Water's Lovely.