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The Hound of the Baskervilles (Sherlock Holmes #5)

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Holmes and Watson are faced with their most terrifying case yet. The legend of the devil-beast that haunts the moors around the Baskerville family's home warns the descendants of that ancient clan never to venture out in those dark hours when the power of evil is exalted. Now, the most recent Baskerville, Sir Charles, is dead and the footprints of a giant hound have been f ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published July 1st 2001 by Signet (first published April 1st 1902)
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Doug Cannon
Feb 13, 2008 Doug Cannon rated it really liked it
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 go
Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽

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
Lola  Reviewer

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.
Emily May
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 ...more
Moraes the Bookworm
Despite it being Doyle's most famous Sherlock Holmes story, it took some time for me to find it hidden in the dark corners of secondary school's library. After finishing this book, I felt a little guilty about never having bothered reading Doyle's tales about Holmes before, because I found The Hound of the Baskervilles a really enjoyable story; to be honest, I was frustrated when I finished the book because I wish the story could have lasted longer. Most of it was very creepy, but sometimes it g ...more
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, with the setting 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 fel ...more
Feb 26, 2016 Nayra.Hassan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

هولمز :"لم اجرؤ على رميه بالرصاص..فقد كان أعزل لا يحمل سلاحا..والمسدس كان لحمايتي لا لقتله "اذن
نعم هذه الرواية تنتمي لعصر النبلاء ..ولكن ..انتظر .. ليس لهذا الحد ..فالمرء قد يفعل الكثير من أجل الميراث..

افضل وأطول روايات شيرلوك هولمز ..و أكثرها تشويقا..استغرقت منه شهرا كاملا لحلها..وهي إهانة كبيرة له.. تحكي عن وحش في صورة كلب عملاق ..يتحكم تماما في احدى مقاطعات الريف الانجليزي .. فما سر هذه اللعنة المتوارثة؟؟

قراتها كاملة في ترجمة قديمة منذ الثلاثينات..من سور الازبكية طبعا...ثم في ترجمة د احمد..
Nandakishore Varma
Sep 23, 2011 Nandakishore Varma rated it it was amazing
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
Aug 29, 2011 Apatt rated it it was amazing
“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
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
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 clothes...I just love his style. Reading The Hound of the Baskervilles...I 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 more than to put on her little brown trench coat from Target, suck on her plasti
Jason Koivu
Jan 06, 2011 Jason Koivu rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery
Highly enjoyable! The Hound of the Baskervilles leans more 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
K.D. Absolutely
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)
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
_The Hound of the Baskervilles_ is probably one of the more 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 ...more
Feb 26, 2016 Nayra.Hassan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
هولمز :"لم اجرؤ على رميه بالرصاص..فقد كان أعزل لا يحمل سلاحا..والمسدس كان لحمايتي لا لقتله "اذن
نعم هذه الرواية تنتمي لعصر النبلاء ..ولكن ..انتظر .. ليس لهذا الحد ..فالمرء قد يفعل الكثير من أجل الميراث..

افضل وأطول روايات شيرلوك هولمز ..و أكثرها تشويقا..استغرقت منه شهرا كاملا لحلها..وهي إهانة كبيرة له.. تحكي عن وحش في صورة كلب عملاق ..يتحكم تماما في احدى مقاطعات الريف الانجليزي .. فما سر هذه اللعنة المتوارثة؟؟

قراتها كاملة في ترجمة قديمة منذ الثلاثينات..من سور الازبكية طبعا...ثم في ترجمة د احمد..
Ahmad Sharabiani
آرتور کانن دویل شاهکار خود یعنی سگ شکاری باسکِرویل را در سال 1902 نوشتند
781. The Hound of the Baskervilles (Sherlock Holmes, #5), Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
درنده باسکرویل - سر آرتور کونان دویل (هرمس) ادبیات کارآگاهی
عنوان: درنده باسکرویل؛ نویسنده: آرتور کانن دویل؛ مترجم: مهدی غبرائی؛ تهران، نشر مرکز - کتاب مریم، احمد شفیعی، 1375؛ در 126 ص؛ شابک: 9643052281؛
عنوان: شرلوک هلمز: آوای باسکرویل؛ نویسنده: آرتور کانن دویل؛ مترجم: احمد شفیعی؛ معصومه محمودی؛ شیراز، احمد شفیعی، 1379؛ در 71 ص؛ شابک: 9643509060؛

I am a big fan of any writer who is capable of creating powerful and memorable characters in literature. And Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is no exception. His work on other books may also be quality but it is Sherlock Holmes who will always be remembered. And for good reason. The man is brilliant, eccentric and also flawed in slight ways morally and ethically. He's intriguing, he's slightly dangerous, he's obsessive... Is there no adjective you cannot throw at the blended mix that is Holmes? If I were
Oh I do so love Sherlock. I have read this book a few times over the years (god, I sound ancient ha ha), but I never tire of it. I have also seen (and own) any number of movie/TV versions of this story and they all bring something to the story in their different ways.
It is a wonderful story featuring a "fictional" character that surely half the world knows. As G K Chesterton put it, (most) other detective stories are judged on the intricacies of the story line and the characters are secondary, C
آشنایی من با هلمز بر میگرده به کودکیم. همیشه اسمش رو شنیده بودم، بی اونکه چیزی ازش خونده باشم. دبیرستان بودم که به لطف کتابخونه ی خوب مدرسه، تازه باهاش آشنا شدم.

توی دوره ی دبیرستان، دیوانه وار شیفته ی یه سری داستان ها شدم. یکی داستان های علمی تخیلی ایزاک آسیموف. یکی دیگه ماجراهای کارآگاه مشهور. وقتی میگم دیوانه وار، منظورم واقعاً دیوانه واره. با برادر کوچک ترم اداش رو در میاوردیم توی مدرسه. زنگ تفریح روی تخته سیاه طرح های مخوف میکشیدیم که ببینیم کی با دیدنشون جا میخوره و هر کس جا میخورد، معلوم
Jun 20, 2013 Geoff rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Now is the dramatic moment of fate, Watson, when you hear a step upon the stairs which is walking into your life, and you know not whether for good or ill."

What makes The Hound of Baskervilles not only the best Holmes novel I’ve read so far, but also the definitive gothic murder mystery, and, some argue, the greatest crime novel ever written? Following is a list of key suspects: Manor house murthers; mysterious missives; motivations as murderously murky as the mires & moors masked in mist;
Luís C.

Impossible to miss Sir Arthur when you're like me a great lover of everything related to the UK ... "The Hound of the Baskervilles" was thus one of my first Conan Doyle: A Sherlock Holmes investigation, or more precisely his famous assistant, Dr. Watson; even if the master is not as far away as you might think ...
An old manor house of Devonshire passed from generation to generation, in the middle of an inhospitable moors adjoining Grimpen swamps of fog ... so here are the context; scot
Apr 28, 2009 Teresa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

I think this is a reread. It has to be. I even remembered a tiny, perfect atmospheric detail once I came across it. But there’s so much of it I didn’t remember. And much more puzzling is that I kept waiting for a vivid scene that isn’t even part of this story! Now I need to track down the story it does come from.

At one juncture I scoffed at Watson’s obtuseness (done to make the reader feel smarter?), yet the usual lively dialogue; the plot elements; and a magnificent sense of place work to m
Aug 17, 2008 Amanda rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Mystery Lovers; Anglophiles
Recommended to Amanda by: Ruth Provost
I was not looking forward to reading The Hound of the Baskervilles, but it was this month's book club selection and, as a good little book clubber, I knew I had to persevere. The book had two strikes against it: 1) I really don't like mysteries and 2) I envisioned several pages about a couple of boring Brits (not to be confused with Monty Python Brits) who occasionally stumbled over a body. One of the great things about book club is that it often proves me wrong. I really enjoyed the book, altho ...more
I think that Doyle's short stories work much better than his full-length ones. This one is slightly better than The Sign of Four but again I found the story-telling a bit boring, especially in the first three quarters of the book. During the last quarter, it picks up the pace and things get interesting. There's really not much more to say other than it was an interesting story with really clever twists. Had Doyle decided to make it a shortie, I think it would have been perfect.
Dec 18, 2007 Amanda rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone who loves Sherlock Holmes, or a good mystery
Shelves: loved, mystery
I just finished teaching this book, and it gave me a new appreciation for the vocabulary and structure of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. I was a little nervous about teaching this to 6th graders, as the vocabulary is difficult, and the story is intricately woven together, and can be confusing for younger readers. But as always the girls fell in love with Watson, and were amazed at Sherlock's ability to piece together this puzzle.

This story is set in London and the English countryside of Dartmoor in the
يبدو أنني قد أدمنت هذا الشيرلوك هولمز :))

مازلت أنتظر الفرصة التي أستطيع بها الحصول على باقي قضاياه ومغامراته، فأنا مشغولة جدا هذه الأيام بمَدْرسة أولادي اللعينة ومشاكلها

كانت هذه مغامرة أخرى وقضية شائقة من قضاياه وكانت قابعة في مكتبتي منذ زيارتي لمعرض الكتاب لعام ٢٠١٣ ... كنت أبحث عن كتاب يصلح للقراءة الصباحية قبل الشروع في أعمالي اليومية، وقد كان اختيارا موفقا

هذه القضية أكبر حجما مما قرأته قبل ذلك، شخوصها أكثر عددا من المعتاد، ومتداخلة الأحداث ... بها لمسة رعب وإثارة و(تويست) في الأحداث

Shayantani Das
Feb 17, 2012 Shayantani Das rated it it was amazing
This is definitely my favorite Sherlock mystery. It has everything, Sherlock with his incorrigible behavior, Watson getting a bit limelight for a change, their interactions, horror, and mystery.
This is the first Sherlock Holmes story I've read, and what an excellent mystery it turned out to be!

Usually, with these old cozy detective novels I tend to guess who the criminal is (the stereotypical it's the butler! moment), and sometimes that lessens my enjoyment when the outcome is finally revealed, confirming my initial suspicions. So it was nice that in this book the culprit wasn’t who I first suspected, though I did suspect a couple of people in the Barkervilles' . . . ahem, area of inf
Dec 24, 2016 Susan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
داستان خوبی است و واقعا احساس ترس را به آدم منتقل می کند.مثل بقیه ی داستان های شرلوک آدم بده شخصیت پردازی خیلی خوبی دارد.آخرهای داستان دیگر از نبودن شرلوک کلافه شده بودم واقعا جان بدون او راه به جایی نمی برد!ولی خیلی هم زیاده گویی می کند و فقط دو سه فصل آخر واقعا به ماجرای درنده ی باسکرویل مربوط است.درواقع انگار در بازکردن گره ها زیادی تعلل می کند تا خواننده را حسابی تحت تاثیر قرار بدهد.
به هرحال لذت بردم.
"Per me il mistero più grande è come mai il cane, supponendo che tutte le nostre ipotesi siano corrette...".
"Io non suppongo".
(Watson e Holmes)

Avete presente i libri pop-up che popolano gli scaffali dedicati alla letteratura d'infanzia? Quelli che, appena aperti, sputano fuori sagome cartacee di rospi, draghi e castelli? Ho il fondato sospetto che sia stato Conan Doyle a fornire l'idea a qualche creativo. Apri "Il mastino dei Baskerville", ti prepari ad abbandonarti alla narrazione e dopo poc
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Arthur Conan Doyle was born the third of ten siblings on 22 May 1859 in Edinburgh, Scotland. His father, Charles Altamont Doyle, was born in England of Irish descent, and his mother, born Mary Foley, was Irish. They were married in 1855.

Although he is now referred to as "Conan Doyle", the origin of this compound surname (if that is how he meant it to be understood) is uncertain. His baptism record
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Other Books in the Series

Sherlock Holmes (1 - 10 of 13 books)
  • A Study in Scarlet (Sherlock Holmes, #1)
  • The Sign of Four (Sherlock Holmes, #2)
  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock Holmes, #3)
  • The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock Holmes, #4)
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  • His Last Bow: 8 Stories (Sherlock Holmes, #8)
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