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The Hound of the Baskervilles


The Hound of the Baskervilles is the third of the four crime novels written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle featuring the detective Sherlock Holmes. Originally serialised in The Strand Magazine from August 1901 to April 1902, it is set largely on Dartmoor in Devon in England's West Country and tells the story of an attempted murder inspired by the legend of a fearsome, diabolical hound of supernatural origin. Sherlock Holmes and his companion Dr. Watson investigate the case. This was the first appearance of Holmes since his apparent death in "The Final Problem", and the success of The Hound of the Baskervilles led to the character's eventual revival.One of the most famous stories ever written, in 2003, the book was listed as number 128 of 200 on the BBC's The Big Read poll of the UK's "best-loved novel". In 1999, it was listed as the top Holmes novel, with a perfect rating from Sherlockian scholars of 100.
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part of the series: Sherlock Holmes novels, canon of Sherlock Holmes
original title: The Hound of the Baskervilles
language: English
date of publication: 1901
genre: detective novel, mystery novel, crime novel
narrative location: Dartmoor, London, Devon
characters: Dr. John Watson, Sherlock Holmes, Henry Baskerville, Inspector Lestrade
follows: The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
followed by: The Return of Sherlock Holmes


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