The Hound of the Baskervilles

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The Hound of the Baskervilles  (1902) 
by Arthur Conan Doyle
A crime novel set largely on Dartmoor. At the time of researching the novel, Conan Doyle was a General Practitioner in Plymouth, and thus was able to explore the moor and accurately capture its mood and feel. In the novel, the detective Sherlock Holmes and his assistant Dr. Watson are called to investigate the mysterious death of a wealthy Dartmoor resident whose death appears to be connected with the curse of a legendary, monstrous hound of supernatural origin.
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Frontispiece.

THE SHADOW OF SHERLOCK HOLMES.


THE HOUND OF THE

BASKERVILLES


ANOTHER ADVENTURE OF


BY

A. CONAN DOYLE

AUTHOR OF

"MICAH CLARKE," "THE WHITE COMPANY," "RODNEY STONE,"

"UNCLE BERNAC," ETC.


LONDON

GEORGE NEWNES, LIMITED

SOUTHAMPTON STREET, STRAND

1902


My dear Robinson,

It was to your account of a West-Country legend that this tale owes its inception. For this and for your help in the details all thanks.

 Yours most truly,
 A. CONAN DOYLE.


Hindhead,
 Haslemere.


CONTENTS.
chapter page
I. Mr. Sherlock Holmes 1
II. The Curse of the Baskervilles 16
III. The Problem 39
IV. Sir Henry Baskerville 58
V. Three Broken Threads 83
VI. Baskerville Hall 105
VII. The Stapletons of Merripit House 126
VIII. First Report of Dr. Watson 156
IX. Second Report of Dr. Watson 172
X. Extract from the Diary of Dr. Watson 210
XI. The Man on the Tor 232
XII. Death on the Moor 259
XIII. Fixing the Nets 289
XIV. The Hound of the Baskervilles 311
XV. A Retrospection 336


LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
The Shadow of Sherlock Holmes Frontispiece
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There in the Centre lay the Unhappy Maid where she had fallen 24
Sir Henry Baskerville 58
“There's our Man, Watson! come along” 76
He held an Old, Dusty Boot in one of his Hands 84
“Welcome, Sir Henry!” 118
He took us to show us the Spot 160
The Yew Alley 164
Over the Rocks was thrust out an Evil Yellow Face 204
I saw the Figure of a Man upon the Tor 208
Frankland clapped his Eye to it, and gave a Cry of Satisfaction 250
There he sat upon a Stone 260
The Hound of the Baskervilles 310
He looked round him in Surprise 318
Holmes emptied Five Barrels of his Revolver into the Creature's Side 322
Mrs. Stapleton sank upon the Floor 328


This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1923.

The author died in 1930, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 80 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.