The Hound of the Baskervilles: with The Adventrue of the Speckled Band by Arthur Conan Doyle

The Hound of the Baskervilles: with The Adventrue of the Speckled Band

Arthur Conan Doyle
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Historical documents included with this fully-annotated edition help contextualise the novel's debates and reveal its cultural and literary significance as a supreme instance of early detective fiction.

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“The Hound of the Baskervilles” is considered to be one of the greatest of the Sherlock Holmes stories and one of the greatest mystery novels ever written. While most of Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories take the form of shorter narratives, readers will delight in the fact that “The Hound of the Baskervilles” is a full-length novel instead. At the center of this novel is the investigation of the murder of Sir Charles Baskerville. Could the ghost of the Hound of the Baskervilles, who as legend would have it, tore out the throat of Hugo Baskerville generations ago, have murdered Sir Charles? Or is the culprit a more earthly one? Discover along with Sherlock Holmes the true identity of the murderer.

"Two of the finest Sherlock Holmes chronicles, given in excellent text versions: this alone would invite 'first choices' labeling for this book. These two stories are no 'mere' thrillers, but fictions in which thrills are convincing because they draw close the natural and the (seeming) supernatural. O'Gorman's ample, sensible introduction should convince readers that the way from Poe to late-Victorian science, atavism, and the decline of the English landed gentry is no far distance. This edition is a credit to Broadview, and that credit will doubtless have testimony through a long shelf life for the book."—Benjamin Franklin Fisher

Author Biography

Francis O'Gorman is a Reader in Victorian Literature at the University of Leeds. His books include Late Ruskin: New Contexts (2001), The Victorians and the Eighteenth Century: Reassessing the Tradition (2004; co-edited with Katherine Turner), and A Concise Companion to Victorian Fiction (2005).

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The Hound of the Baskervilles: with The Adventrue of the Speckled Band