A sátán kutyája

A s t n kuty ja Mr Holmes they were the footprints of a gigantic hound The death quite suddenly of Sir Charles Baskerville in mysterious circumstances is the trigger for one of the most extraordinary cases ever to

  • Title: A sátán kutyája
  • Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
  • ISBN: The Hound of the Baskervilles
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  • Page: 288
  • Format: Paperback
  • Mr Holmes, they were the footprints of a gigantic hound The death, quite suddenly, of Sir Charles Baskerville in mysterious circumstances is the trigger for one of the most extraordinary cases ever to challenge the brilliant analytical mind of Sherlock Holmes As rumours of a legendary hound said to haunt the Baskerville family circulate, Holmes and Watson are asked to Mr Holmes, they were the footprints of a gigantic hound The death, quite suddenly, of Sir Charles Baskerville in mysterious circumstances is the trigger for one of the most extraordinary cases ever to challenge the brilliant analytical mind of Sherlock Holmes As rumours of a legendary hound said to haunt the Baskerville family circulate, Holmes and Watson are asked to ensure the protection of Sir Charles only heir, Sir Henry who has travelled all the way from America to reside at Baskerville Hall in Devon And it is there, in an isolated mansion surrounded by mile after mile of wild moor, that Holmes and Watson come face to face with a terrifying evil that reaches out from centuries past Get A Copy Kindle Store Online StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBound Download eBook Or buy for Paperback Published 1980 by M ra Ferenc K nyvkiad Budapest first published April 1902 More Details Original Title The Hound of the Baskervilles Series Sherlock Holmes 5, Sherlock Holmes Chronicles 25 Characters Charles Baskerville, Henry Baskerville, Dr John Watson, James Mortimer, John Barry, Eliza Barry, Mr Perkins, Mr Frankland, Jack Stapleton, Beryl Stapleton, James Desmond, Johna Clayton, Mr Selden, Laura Lyons, Sherlock Holmesless setting United Kingdom Devon, England London, England Literary Awards Audie Award for Best Audio Drama 2015 Other Editions 2259 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about A s 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faster, but the panting only got faster and faster too Then, it was harder and harder to pedal, and his bike was go 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 was harder and harder to pedal, and his bike was going slower and slower Just when he thought for sure he was doomed to die and the hound would get him, his bike stopped, the panting stopped, and he found that his back wheel had a flat tire A flap of rubber had made the panting sound as the air was being released.That has nothing to do with this story, except that it is the reason I read the book Good book too Almost as good a story as my grandpa s flag 284 likesLike see review View all 15 comments Aug 01, 2013 Jayson rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves author british, 100 199 pp, genre detective, genre mystery, genre gothic, era edwardian to ww2, read in 2011, subject sherlock holmes A 85% Extraordinary Notes It establishes setting in gaps between deductions, treating the moor like a living thing an alien primordial wasteland flag 215 likesLike see review View all 6 comments Feb 01, 2014 Duane rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves rated books, mystery crime, horror, guardian 1000, reviewed books 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 her forlorn Mr Rochester, and I ve felt the terror 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 her forlorn Mr Rochester, and I ve felt the terror of being on Dartmoor at night with the howling of a demon hound close by This is a great story and if you only read one Sherlock Holmes, this should be the one flag 136 likesLike see review View all 15 comments Apr 11, 2015 Catriona LittleBookOwl rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves owned, school 4.5 stars Ahh it s good to be back, I ve missed you Sherlock Holmes flag 114 likesLike see review View 2 comments May 19, 2014 Tadiana Night Owl rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves mystery, oldies but goodies, suspense, victorian 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 from his manor and ran off into the moors When H 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 from his manor and ran off into the moors When Hugo tried to chase her down, a great black beast tore the throat out of Hugo and turned its blazing eyes and dripping jaws upon his friends, who rode off screaming Says the old manuscript Dr Mortimer reads to Holmes and Watson One, it is said, died that very night of what he had seen, and the other twain were but broken men for the rest of their days Now it seems the Hound has arisen again Sir Charles Baskerville, a kindly older gentleman, recently died of a heart attack while running away from something that apparently terrorized him, and Dr Mortimer reports that near him were the footprints of a gigantic hound.Sir Charles heir, Sir Henry Baskerville, returns from Canada to take possession of the Baskerville estate But a mysterious warning is left for Sir Henry Also, some of Sir Henry s possessions disappear, and a sinister man is seen following him Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson decide to get involved to try to protect Sir Henry from the fate that overtook his relative Holmes, making excuses, sends Watson off to be Sir Henry s bodyguard Off they go to the Baskerville estate on the lonely moor, where not only the Hound and, perhaps, a murderer, but also perils like a dangerous and crazed escaped convict and a quicksand like bog await them All in a day s fun I think the mystery in this book is a better one than those in the prior Sherlock Holmes novels, A Study in Scarlet and The Sign of Four The women characters are a bit helpless Victorian times and all , but Hound of the Baskervilles avoids the major racial and religious slurs and the lengthy and tedious flashbacks that diminish those books If you want a good example of a Sherlock Holmes novel, I recommend you skip the first two and go straight for this one, unless you re a Sherlock completist flag 110 likesLike see review View all 39 comments Aug 09, 2011 Henry Avila rated it really liked it review of another edition 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 the vile man and shredding his throat, for a misde 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 the vile man and shredding his throat, for a misdeed against an innocent woman, a neighbor The Bible says for this kind of crime future generations must be punished and ever since the Baskerville Hall inhabitants have suffered Now at the dawn of the supposedly enlightened 20th, such nonsense is laughed at but some don t, certainly not the present master of the manor, Sir Charles Baskerville, an old gentleman and he has heard disturbing sounds from the nearby moor, a swampy area, when the rains arrive and it does often Horses, their loud pitiful cries in the night, soon stop, as they sink in the mire and are never to be seen again This desolate place of hills, boulders, wet bogs that remain always that, weird vegetation growing there, a dangerous region, which fogs frequently cover , making it treacherous for man and beast in the darkness, an empty stone huts where primitive people thousands of years ago lived, but not sinceThis gigantic, glowing hound the locals have viewed, are afraid of and Sir Charles s heart , one chilly evening stops while taking a walk outsidewhy Rumors of the creature hunting again, permeates the small village near Baskerville Hall, and the doctor James Mortimer who had treated the poor victim goes to London for help Nobody else but the famous Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson will do, only the best can solve this case, but evidence points to a simple, regrettable occurrence, an old man dying from a bad, weak heart Peculiar incidents in the illustrious city happen to the great detective , Holmes and Watson are puzzled, then a mysterious message of warning against going to Devonshire from a woman The next of kin Sir Henry Baskerville, a nephew has come a long distant from America to take over but Holmes says he s too busy in London, to assist in the investigation and sends Watson alonethis doesn t sound right The ultimate Sherlock Holmes story I think, it grips the imagination and never lets the suspense end, the mystery flows along almost smoothly, to the very satisfying conclusion flag 111 likesLike see review View all 22 comments Feb 26, 2016 Nayra.Hassan rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves thriller flag 102 likesLike see review View all 13 comments Oct 07, 2010 Ahmad Sharabiani rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves 1001 book, crime mystery, classic, fiction, british, 20th century 781 The Hound of the Baskervilles Sherlock Holmes, 5 , Sir Arthur Conan DoyleThe Hound of the Baskervilles is the third of the crime novels written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle featuring the detective Sherlock Holmes Dr James Mortimer asks Sherlock Holmes for advice following the death of his friend, Sir Charles Baskerville Sir Charles was found dead on the grounds of his Devonshire estate, Baskerville Hall Mortimer now fears for Sir Charles s nephew and sole heir, Sir Henry Baskerville, who 781 The Hound of the Baskervilles Sherlock Holmes, 5 , Sir Arthur Conan DoyleThe Hound of the Baskervilles is the third of the crime novels written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle featuring the detective Sherlock Holmes Dr James Mortimer asks Sherlock Holmes for advice following the death of his friend, Sir Charles Baskerville Sir Charles was found dead on the grounds of his Devonshire estate, Baskerville Hall Mortimer now fears for Sir Charles s nephew and sole heir, Sir Henry Baskerville, who is the new master of Baskerville Hall The death was attributed to a heart attack, but Mortimer is suspicious, because Sir Charles died with an expression of horror on his face, and Mortimer noticed the footprints of a gigantic hound about 50 yards from where Sir Charles lay dead The Baskerville family has supposedly been under a curse since the era of the English Civil War when ancestor Hugo Baskerville allegedly offered his soul to the devil for help in abducting a woman and was reportedly killed by a giant spectral hound Sir Charles believed in the curse and was apparently fleeing from something in fright when he died 1997 1375 126 9643052281 1379 71 9643509060 1382 220 978963631895 1393 1391 201 9789643807641 1391 242 9786006572895 1902 flag 99 likesLike see review View all 8 comments Aug 15, 2012 Emily May rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves classics, mystery thriller, 2012, clothbound wishlist 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 humour The mystery kept me guessing until the end, e 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 humour The mystery kept me guessing until the end, even when I thought I knew the answer there were numerous niggling doubts in the back of my mind The challenge that Holmes and Watson face here is quite different from any of their other cases a mystery that straddles the line between this world and the possibility of the supernatural.There is an old legend of the Baskervilles, that they are tainted by a centuries old curse The curse of the Hound of the Baskervilles, a spectral hell hound that chases down members of the family if they should venture out upon the moors at night and brings about their early demise Many believe it is fairy tale nonsense, but what then is the explanation for the misfortune of the Baskerville family members And what is that piercing howl that can be heard across the dark, misty moors at night When the doctor of the late Charles Baskerville pays Sherlock Holmes a visit, both Holmes and Watson get pulled into something very old and dangerous, even the level headed Sherlock Holmes begins to question whether his most recent villain is even of this world.So, this is a very creepy book The image of the old, haunted mansion used in many horror stories seems rather overdone today but Doyle s example of this still works all these years after the book s publication The atmosphere created by setting this mystery miles from civilisation and out on some creepy moors is highly effective, that kind of setting can make anyone start to believe in ghosts This tale is told through the discovery of secrets that are hidden away in the house s very corridors and come out to play at night, red herrings are thrown in and everyone has a secret it s hard not to be caught up in the creepiness and tension.Also, I know some people hate Sherlock Holmes holier than thou attitude but I find him amusing Same with Poirot and other characters who don t know how to be wrong, their arrogance will make you roll your eyes but I cheer for them too I always want to congratulate authors who can take a somewhat insufferable character and turn them into someone everyone wants to succeed, there s something challenging and interesting with that, rather than just someone who is inoffensive to everyone but one dimensional Anyway, I really liked this and I think most mystery fans will too flag 80 likesLike see review View all 23 comments Jul 16, 2017 Luffy rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves classic, page turner, popular, roman policier, superb characterization 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 victimdue to Sherlock Holmes intervention Holmes is a very fantastic, very popular character Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, though he claimed to loathe the character, had a hidden fondness for Holmes The author was furio 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 victimdue to Sherlock Holmes intervention Holmes is a very fantastic, very popular character Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, though he claimed to loathe the character, had a hidden fondness for Holmes The author was furious with the treatment of his creation in the hands of Maurice Leblanc, who was the creator of Arsene Lupin.Movie and TV adaptations come and go, but the purity of Sherlock Holmes is like vapor to the uninitiated Us fans know secretly what makes him tick But we cannot transcribe ourselves in certain terms We lack the knowledge how to pin the exactitude of Homes as portrayed in the original 4 novels and 56 short stories Same for the directors and wannabe authors who wish to ape Doyle.This was an experiment And I think I succeeded in enjoying the story, known as it was to me in an earlier reading in English The Hound of the Baskervilles was really wildly successful only in retrospective Now it is part of the legacy of the detective The meerschaum pipe and the hunting apparel are nearly part of folklore, and I enjoyed visiting it thoroughly Highly recommended flag 76 likesLike see review View all 18 comments Dec 27, 2015 Lola rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves mystery, classics, read for school 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 flag 72 likesLike see review View all 8 comments Sep 23, 2011 Nandakishore Varma rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves mystery 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 Bees Saal Baad good.If you are a mystery buff and 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 Bees Saal Baad good.If you are a mystery buff and don t know the story of this one, then most probably you are not living on this planet The Hound of Hell terrorises the Baskerville family, a curse visited on them because of a womanising ancestor who sold his soul to the devil to abduct a woman The hound is apparently bent on killing all the members of the family It is left to Holmes to battle the forces of darkness and save Sir Henry Baskerville, the last of the line.As mysteries go, this is not your classical whodunit, but it is an eerily suspenseful story which will keep you glued to the page And I found the concept of the hound genuinely frightening apparently Conan Doyle based this on a real Dartmoor legend I had the chance to visit Dartmoor and enjoy its wild beauty in 2009 also visit the house where Conan Doyle stayed while writing this book, which is now a museum flag 57 likesLike see review View all 9 comments Jul 31, 2018 Aishu Rehman rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves most favourite, ar conan doyle, english literature Incredible Book Sir Henry Baskerville, a young man recently arrived from North America to take possession of the estate of his uncle, who s died suddenly, seeks the counsel and protection of Sherlock Holmes The wealthy Sir Charles apparently died fleeing in terror from an unknown enemy meanwhile, Sir Henry himself is receiving mysterious threats, perhaps related to a Baskerville family curse involving an innocent maiden, a reprobate ancestor, and a vengeful hound Holmes, busy with other affa Incredible Book Sir Henry Baskerville, a young man recently arrived from North America to take possession of the estate of his uncle, who s died suddenly, seeks the counsel and protection of Sherlock Holmes The wealthy Sir Charles apparently died fleeing in terror from an unknown enemy meanwhile, Sir Henry himself is receiving mysterious threats, perhaps related to a Baskerville family curse involving an innocent maiden, a reprobate ancestor, and a vengeful hound Holmes, busy with other affairs, sends the faithful Dr Watson to the country to keep watch over Sir Henry and send back reports, which are soon flowing with accounts of the gloomy moor and surroundings Among the cast Dr Mortimer, the eccentric country practitioner the enigmatic Barrys, who have has been servants to the Baskervilles for generations Stapleton and his ubiquitous butterfly net, not to mention his sister, who quickly becomes Sir Henry s romantic interest Meanwhile a murderer has escaped from the nearby prison and is loose on the moor, spine chilling howls are heard at night by sober men, and Watson and Sir Henry are nervous than they care to admit Surprise revelations and terrifying moments ensue before Holmes brings things to a generally safe conclusion flag 55 likesLike see review Aug 29, 2011 Apatt rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves classics, fave classics 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 fellow, that I am very much in your debt Holmes, you ar 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 fellow, that I am very much in your debt Holmes, you are a condescending bastard Well, Watson never said that, though I can imagine Martin Freeman s rendition of Watson on Sherlock saying it or something similar For Holmes is indeed one condescending bastard, and Watson is far too tolerant The Hound of the Baskervilles is probably the only Sherlock Holmes book that can stand independently outside of the rest of the Holmes canon People often don t always think of it as a Sherlock Holmes book , but as a thrilling and scary novel in and of itself, regardless of who the hero is.In this, his most famous adventure, Sherlock Holmes is requested by Sir Henry Baskervilles, the current heir to the wealthy Baskervilles estate, to investigate the mysterious death of his uncle Sir Charles Baskervilles who apparently died of fright More importantly, Sir Henry s own life is at risk from the same possibly supernatural agency Sherlock is all You ain t nothin but a hound dogcryin all the time , gyrating his hips like a demented pop icon, accompanied by his violin of course Arthur Conan Doyle has really outdone himself with The Hound of the Baskervilles, I have read quite a few of his books and this is the most superbly crafted from the mystifying setup, the red herring , the shadowy figure who manages to elude even Holmes on several occasions and the horrifying climax I love the business with walking stick in the first chapter and the stolen boots Watson gets to do quite a lot of sleuthing in this one while Holmes is seemingly absent There are three substantial chapters worth of Watson s solo adventure, well done, doc Watson is clearly no fool and he does not embarrass himself at any point, in spite of Holmes efforts.There are some problematical elements in this book The female characters are all useless and even harmful through their lack of agency The subplot with the escaped murderous convict is a bit dodgy view spoiler At the convict s brother s appeal, Henry Baskervilles and Watson agree not to pursue the man because he is going off to the US the next day or something So it s OK to export British psychopaths to the US hide spoiler Still, the climax is definitely rousing, and Holmes finds out who let the dog out almost too late, but then with almost being the operative word it s all OK The Hound of the Baskervilles is great stuff of course, but honestly who hasn t read it or seen some kind of adaptation It s elementary It s in the book, I wrote it in with a Sharpie.Notes Audio book credit Mostly read in Librivox s audiobook format, magnificently narrated gratis by David Clarke Thank you Quotes Interesting, though elementary, said he as he returned to his favourite corner of the settee There are certainly one or two indications upon the stick It gives us the basis for several deductions Yay He said The Word I am afraid, my dear Watson, that most of your conclusions were erroneous When I said that you stimulated me I meant, to be frank, that in noting your fallacies I was occasionally guided towards the truth Poor John Dump him for Poirot though he d need a time machine for that Would you have any objection to my running my finger along your parietal fissure A cast of your skull, sir, until the original is available, would be an ornament to any anthropological museum LOL That s some kinky shit from Dr Mortimer, Sir Henry s pal.Pics Favourite film version from 1959, Christopher Lee as hapless not hooray Henry Big Finish s excellent cover for their dramatized audiobook adaptation.Awesome art by Matthew Stewart flag 53 likesLike see review View all 11 comments Oct 04, 2017 Simona Bartolotta rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves 1900, crime, in english Re read due to THE BEST CLASS EVER aka Crime Fiction I love my life flag 48 likesLike see review Jul 25, 2010 Alison rated it really liked it review of another edition Recommends it for fans of crime fiction, of course I love Sherlock Holmes I love his name, I love his clothesI just love his style Reading The Hound of the BaskervillesI 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 than to put on her little brown trench coat from Target, suck on her plasti I love Sherlock Holmes I love his name, I love his clothesI just love his style Reading The Hound of the BaskervillesI 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 than to put on her little brown trench coat from Target, suck on her plastic pipe, and walk around our house interrogating the other members of our family on her quest for the truth what happened to the little pink pig we haven t seen in ageswho didn t close up the bread when they were done eating itwho took and did they dare read her sister s diary And the best part is she s never read anything involving Sherlock Holmes he s just this powerful force of nature and to have ever heard his name uttered is to love him and want to be him The Hound of the Baskervilles is about a man who is murdered and everyone believes it to have been by a giant Hound from hell a supernatural dog beast that has been plaguing the men of his family for years according to local legend Watson is there, and Holmes as well, to solve the mystery and save the day This one was adapted for the screen an amazing 24 times Required reading for everyone, IMO flag 42 likesLike see review View all 11 comments Jun 14, 2018 R.K Gold rated it liked it review of another edition I m not sure if I want to write a full review It was so meh I ll think about it but for now I ll just leave it a steady 3 maybe 2.5 flag 42 likesLike see review View 2 comments Jan 06, 2011 Jason Koivu rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves mystery, fiction, detective Highly enjoyable The Hound of the Baskervilles leans 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 volunteer assistant Watson out to check on this si Highly enjoyable The Hound of the Baskervilles leans 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 volunteer assistant Watson out to check on this silly nonsense of a family curse This is a brilliant move on the writer s part, as it allows us to get a solid dose of fright alongside Watson, who is a good deal superstitious and way prone to believe in boogiemen than Holmes Once Holmes is on the scene we all stare abashedly at our shoes as he systemically unveils the mundane truth.Admittedly, I read The Hound again because of a new interest in Sherlock Holmes after the latest movies and tv shows came out I feel shame But hey, it got me reading Arthur Conan Doyle s work once , so that s what s important, right Goddamn, that show is goodThis reading time around, what struck me the most was the humor I d forgotten about the author s lighter side Surprisingly, the horror aspect still affected me on at least some level, which is impressive considering I ve read this before when I was a kid and also because I don t scare easy now that I m an all growed up big boy flag 41 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Mar 27, 2008 Brad rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves faves, mystery 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 ancestors for Sir Hugo Baskerville s sadistic misdeeds 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 ancestors for Sir Hugo Baskerville s sadistic misdeeds in the time of Oliver Cromwell.Of course, I will try not to spoil it for anyone the curse turns out to be a classic Victorian crime motivated by money and perpetrated with the application of science to prey on the superstitious nature of a people still getting used to the Industrial Revolution Classic Victorian crime, indeed But also classic Holmes And this is the best of Holmes The action is taut and well drawn, the mystery is compelling, Dr Watson has a brief spell as the star while Holmes does some hidden work in the moors, the villain is an arrogant cad, and the supporting characters, from the unfortunate escaped convict, Bruce Seldon, to the suspicious Barrys, round out the perfect population of Victorian archetypes but it must be remembered that while these archetypes may seem cliche to us today, they would have been fresh and new when Doyle put pen to paper.There may be better Holmes short stories I ll always be partial to A Scandal in Bohemia and the lovely Irene Adler , but none of the Holmes stories can compete with The Hound of the Baskervilles breadth and scope It is the mystery book that all mystery writers aspire to match for greatness, and the mystery book that all mystery readers must read if they are to call themselves fans of the genre.But let me put genre aside for a second and just say this The Hound of the Baskervilles is a great mystery novel, yes But it is also a great novel One of the best ever written Period flag 39 likesLike see review View all 5 comments Mar 27, 2015 James rated it really liked it review of another edition 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 wonderful character that is Sherlock Holmes both 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 wonderful character that is Sherlock Holmes both hero and anti hero, coupled with the conversely grounded Dr Watson and the fascinating stories cases mysteries that Conan Doyle weaves for the reader compound to produce the excellent Sherlock Holmes novels of which The Hound of the Baskervilles along with A Study in Scarlett and The Sign of Four are definitely some of the best, although it is hard to choose.It is also difficult to think of any characters from literature other than Sherlock Holmes, who have created such an aura of mystery surrounding them, a mythology, an industry almost very much blurring the boundaries between fact and fiction creating in some quarters a belief that Holmes was indeed a real person, who lived at 221b Baker Street, London it s there, you can visit the home of Sherlock Holmes thus adding to and fueling the whole mythology.Whilst not for everyone these are brilliant and fascinating stories, lots of fun and come highly recommended The game is afoot Originally Shakespeare appropriated unforgettably by Arthur Conan Doyle for Sherlock Holmes flag 37 likesLike see review View all 6 comments Mar 14, 2013 Terry rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves audio books, conan doyle, mystery _The Hound of the Baskervilles_ is probably one of the 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 subsequent conversion to spiritualism and when looked at from _The Hound of the Baskervilles_ is probably one of the 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 subsequent conversion to spiritualism and when looked at from this angle the numerous comments in the story about the credulous peasants who give credence to the supernatural gain a somewhat ironic lustre.I do think, however, that the story was far from the strongest of Doyle s outings with his most famous creation Its main failing lies primarily in the fact that the real draw of all of these stories is largely absent for the bulk of it Sherlock Holmes himself I wonder whether Conan Doyle was trying to keep his distance from the creation whose popularity he had begun to view with a growing ambivalence As it is we do have the opportunity to see Watson acting on his own as Holmes agent which is of some interest, but I m afraid that he doesn t hold a candle to his confederate as a fully compelling character study Stolid and not without resources as an investigator he may be, but there really is no substitute to the biting commentary and unique perspective of Holmes himself.I will avoid giving much of a plot outline, since it s probably either already known or not desired due to the possibility of spoilers in the case Suffice it to say that an apparently insoluble death leads our intrepid team to the foggy moors of England s West Country where they not only hope to solve one death, but also to prevent another Doyle goes all out in peppering the trail with utterly ambiguous clues and numerous strands and false leads until things can be brought to their ultimate and satisfying conclusion I did learn one interesting tidbit apparently as far as Dr Watson is concerned it s ok to let an insane psychopath go free as long as he will leave England and only be a burden and a danger to the people of South America Nice one, doc flag 36 likesLike see review View all 7 comments Jul 25, 2017 Ismini rated it it was amazing review of another edition 10 10 10 10 , flag 56 likesLike see review Jun 05, 2018 Yukino rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves 2018, 2018 biblioteca Sherlock Holmes non delude mai.Ero un p 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 sar poi vero Bello bello E poi la mente logica di Holmes l adoro Quando spiega l ovvio, ti chiedi, ma come ho fatto a no Sherlock Holmes non delude mai.Ero un p 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 sar poi vero Bello bello E poi la mente logica di Holmes l adoro Quando spiega l ovvio, ti chiedi, ma come ho fatto a non capirlo Anche se in alcuni punti avevo subodorato qualcosa dopo anni di Criminal Minds ormai ho la mente pi allenata devo dire che mi ha sorpeso lo stesso Ben costruito, divertente e con momenti di suspance.Bello davvero Adesso mi venuta voglia di leggermeli tutti Ho letto solo i racconti, per cui mi mancano i libri Chiss magari questa estate il momento buono flag 35 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Dec 11, 2017 Rebecca McNutt rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves classic, mystery, fiction, crime 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 of the British city perfectly and giving readers 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 of the British city perfectly and giving readers an unforgettable hero who s very easy to relate to Holmes has his flaws but he s a good detective, and he cares about what he does to the point where he s meticulously involved flag 35 likesLike see review View 1 comment Oct 17, 2018 Tina the girl who lives in Fandoms Book.Enchantress rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves media, fandoms, 2018 read, favorite, fav of fav, want this edition, all time fav, golden sparks 4.5 golden starsWow WhatAMystery I couldn t put it down I wanted to solve the case asap I was right at some points D Characters 5Written style 5plot 5the crime, how it was planned, who did that, how Sherlock solved it every details just made me curious curious General idea 5 flag 30 likesLike see review View 2 comments Jul 18, 2009 K.D Absolutely rated it really liked it review of another edition Recommended to K.D by 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die 2006 2010 Shelves series, 1001 core, british, detective, gothic, 501 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 bitten by one when I was a small boy 2 Watson, who 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 bitten by one when I was a small boy 2 Watson, who usually works as Holmes s sidekick, takes the center stage here and 3 the narration of the scenery is flawless The moor that is lovely and romantic in Emily Bronte s Wuthering Heights and boring and dead in Frances Hodgson Burnett s The Secret Garden becomes fully alive but truly frightening here While reading, I could almost hear the sobs of the mysterious woman, see the dark gloomy still night with not a soul stirring in it and the pale moon barely lighting the solitary path to the lonely hill This story s milieu is downright creepy yet it worked tremendously that I have not seen in his earlier works.As for the plot, too bad, I was able to guess that the villain was that missing person This is a short novel but since I ve read half of the canon already, while reading the first half of the book, I wrote the names of the characters Note I used to do this in all the books I read before but I stopped because some books do not have many characters or not character driven and it takes time to read while doing the writing So, when it was mentioned that the dead Charles Baskerville has a missing kin, I put a question mark there and oh yeah baby, I got that one right I think I am benefiting from reading Sherlock Holmes, I now have keener attention to details.And oh, my copy of this book is hardbound, the pages are pristine, crisp, thick, and glossy and will artist like sketches or illustrations Definitely what a bargain find for only 4 P180 That one made reading this book truly memorable too because I am used to read tattered books with yellowed and brittle pages If the story is good, I don t normally care as long as the book is readable and the pages are intact but hey, if the bargain equally good book looks brand new, what can I ask for Happy 4th of July to my American friends here on flag 29 likesLike see review View all 13 comments Jan 30, 2017 Piyangie rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves favorite classic, own library, brit lit, mystery classic Out of the four Sherlock Holmes novels written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Hound of Baskervilles is the best If there is ever a murder mystery written with an ingenious plot, suspense, intrigue and action perfectly balanced, it, in my opinion, is undoubtedly The Hound of the Baskervilles I first read it when I was about ten years old It was both a fascinating and a scary read for me at that time I remember imagining that a large fierce hound might appear in our backyard and being uneasy a Out of the four Sherlock Holmes novels written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Hound of Baskervilles is the best If there is ever a murder mystery written with an ingenious plot, suspense, intrigue and action perfectly balanced, it, in my opinion, is undoubtedly The Hound of the Baskervilles I first read it when I was about ten years old It was both a fascinating and a scary read for me at that time I remember imagining that a large fierce hound might appear in our backyard and being uneasy at being there in the night Almost thirty years later I find it even fascinating since I have outgrown my fear And also this time around I could appreciate the genius mind and brilliant power of deduction of Sherlock Holmes Out of all the Sherlock Holmes books that I have read so far, this is where Sherlock Holmes exhibits his brilliance The mystery around the hound always fascinates me, although I know very well what it is I love how Holmes unravels the mystery and lays out the plan to catch this devil of a beast using a human bait to lure it out from its lair To me, this is the climax of the story where suspense and action is in its height The scientific element that is involved in this mystery is impressive I was awestruck with it as a child and remember discussing it with my mom Luckily my mom being a doctor and knowing full well of the story kept me well guarded so that I would not end up doing some mischievous experimenting I really loved the read this second time around and enjoyed it very much It took me to my childhood And although I remembered the story very well from my first read as a child, this didn t for a moment lose my interest in the read No matter how many times I might read this in the future, I know that each read will be a new and fascinating one for me And that is exactly why that this murder mystery is the only one in my favourite shelf flag 28 likesLike see review Oct 28, 2017 Mayke acozyliving rated it really liked it review of another edition 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 to read in the kind of language style of that time 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 to read in the kind of language style of that time, and to still feel like it fits in the modern world The only problem I had was that I sometimes didn t know who was who again, because I felt like I didn t get a big enough introduction about the characters That made the story sometimes a little hard to understand for me flag 28 likesLike see review Feb 26, 2016 Nayra.Hassan rated it really liked it review of another edition flag 27 likesLike see review View all 11 comments Aug 21, 2017 Lil Owl rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves classics, history historical fiction, mystery crime suspense thriller, uk author setting, stand alone, owl s books own read, detective police procedural 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 rud 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 third or fourth generation which is threatened in 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 rud 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 third or fourth generation which is threatened in Holy Writ To that Providence, my sons, I hereby commend you, and I counsel you by way of caution to forbear from crossing the in those dark hours when the powers of evil are exalted.Despite the warning, Sir Charles Baskerville is dead and the footprints of a giant hound are found near his body But why was he out on the moors with an ailing heart At night Dr James Mortimer, the country doctor and friend of Sir Charles Baskerville has come to the home of the famous Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson for help The last of the Baskervill s heirs, Sir Henry, is due to travel to London to live at Baskerville Hall in the coming days Dr Mortimer is sick with worry about the safety of Sir Henry and is asking Mr Holmes to investigate Sir Charles s death in hopes of assuring that Sir Henry will not come to the same fate as his ancestors Mr Holmes is skeptical of the legend of the great, demon like hound but he and Dr Watson say they will take on the case But is the Hound of the Baskervilles just that A rumor Or is it real Mr Holmes and Dr Watson are about to find out Where is it Holmes whispered and I knew from the thrill of his voice that he, the man of iron, was shaken to the soul Where is it, Watson There, I think I pointed into the darkness No, there Again the agonized cry swept through the silent night, louder and much nearer than ever And a new sound mingled with it, a deep, muttered rumble, musical and yet menacing, rising and falling like the low, constant murmur of the sea The hound cried Holmes Come, Watson, come Great heavens, if we are too late The Hound of the Baskervilles is a classic, thrilling and scary read from the beginning to end The intensity continues to creep up, raising goose bumps on my arms and sending chills up my spine than once It was the perfect novel to read around Halloween and I highly recommend it I m ashamed to say that I ve never read any of Arthur Conan Doyle s Sherlock Holmes novels until now and I ll be the first to admit that I ve been missing out of one history s best mystery writers of all time I love Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson as they are very fun characters, especially Mr Holmes s idiosyncrasies I ll be reading about Mr Holmes and Dr Watson flag 26 likesLike see review View all 12 comments previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next new topicDiscuss This Book topics posts views last activity Reading 1001 The Hound of the Baskervilles Arthur Conan Doyle 3 12 Jan 26, 2019 07 38PM 2019 Reading Chal The Hound of the Baskervilles Sherlock Holmes 5 20 25 Nov 22, 2018 02 09AM Public Domain Rea The Hound of the Baskervilles 2018 discussion 7 9 May 26, 2018 03 41AM Young Adult Catho Chapter 1 6 5 Mar 28, 2018 08 23AM Around the Year i The Hound of the Baskervilles, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 3 39 Mar 11, 2018 07 19AM More topics Share Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates Readers Also Enjoyed At the age of nine Conan Doyle was sent to the Roman Catholic Jesuit preparatory school, Hodder Place, Stonyhurst He then went on to Stonyhurst College, leaving in 1875.From 1876 to 1881 he studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh This required that he provide periodic medical assistance in the towns of Aston now a district of Birmingham and Sheffield While studying, Conan Doyle began writing short stories His first published story appeared in Chambers s Edinburgh Journal before he was 20 Following his graduation, he was employed as a ship s doctor on the SS Mayumba during a voyage to the West African coast He completed his doctorate on the subject of tabes dorsalis in 1885.In 1885 Conan Doyle married Louisa or Louise Hawkins, known as Touie She suffered from tuberculosis and died on 4 July 1906 The following year he married Jean Elizabeth Leckie, whom he had first met and fallen in love with in 1897 Due to his sense of loyalty he had maintained a purely platonic relationship with Jean while his first wife was alive Jean died in London on 27 June 1940.Conan Doyle fathered five children Two with his first wife Mary Louise 28 January 1889 12 June 1976 , and Arthur Alleyne Kingsley, known as Kingsley 15 November 1892 28 October 1918 With his second wife he had three children Denis Percy Stewart 17 March 1909 9 March 1955 , second husband in 1936 of Georgian Princess Nina Mdivani circa 1910 19 February 1987 former sister in law of Barbara Hutton Adrian Malcolm 19 November 1910 3 June 1970 and Jean Lena Annette 21 December 1912 18 November 1997.Conan Doyle was found clutching his chest in the hall of Windlesham, his house in Crowborough, East Sussex, on 7 July 1930 He had died of a heart attack at age 71 His last words were directed toward his wife You are wonderful The epitaph on his gravestone in the churchyard at Minstead in the New Forest, Hampshire, reads STEEL TRUEBLADE STRAIGHTARTHUR CONAN DOYLEKNIGHTPATRIOT, PHYSICIAN MAN OF LETTERSConan Doyle s house, Undershaw, located in Hindhead, south of London, where he had lived for a decade, had been a hotel and restaurant between 1924 and 2004 It now stands empty while conservationists and Conan Doyle fans fight to preserve it.A statue honours Conan Doyle at Crowborough Cross in Crowborough, where Conan Doyle lived for 23 years There is also a statue of Sherlock Holmes in Picardy Place, Edinburgh, close to the house where Conan Doyle was born.Series Sherlock Holmes Other books in the series Sherlock Holmes 10 books Books by Arthur Conan Doyle More Trivia About The Hound of the 42 trivia questions 4 quizzes More quizzes trivia Quotes from The Hound of the The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes 1227 likes Evil indeed is the man who has not one woman to mourn him 210 likes More quotes renderRatingGraph 76541, 83049, 39868, 5854, 1295 if rating_details rating_detailssert top rating_graph Company About us Careers Terms Privacy Help Work with us Authors Advertise Authors ads blog API Connect 2019 , Inc Mobile 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