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Sherlock: The Hound of the Baskervilles (Sherlock (BBC Books)) Kindle Edition
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|Kindle Edition, 29 Mar 2012||
|Length: 128 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
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- Book 1 of 3 in Sherlock (BBC Books) (3 Book Series)
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Also helping with this is that every major actor to play Holmes has considered 'Hound of the Baskervilles' to be the ultimate Holmes story to act -- rather like the Hamlet of Conan Doyle's work. Holmes was a popular film icon, and in the early decades of the twentieth century several dozen films were made of Holmes, but the first after these many films to be set in Victorian times (and not be updated for the screen) was a version of Hound. Ellie Norwood, Basil Rathbone, Peter Cushing, Jeremy Brett -- many distinguished actors have considered this among their greatest roles.
Watson dates the case to 1889, but various reading authorities, knowing the good doctor's occasional attempts to distort details to protect the privacy of the innocent, have dated this to between 1886 and 1900.
In fact, the novel appeared in serialised form in the Strand magazine, the great first-publication site of most Holmesian tales, between August 1901 and April 1902, after Conan Doyle had attempted to kill off the great detective in the short story The Final Problem, which showcased Holmes' battle with Moriarity, the Napoleon of Crime.Read more ›
Your unexpected reward will be one of the most famous clues in all of detective fiction. In searching out who is haunting the Baskerville's, Doyle has Holmes solve the puzzle by looking for something that no one else was looking for. This is the only mystery that I know of that is solved by vacuous fulfillment (an odd concept of mathematics that Doyle must have known about).
The third feature of this story is the many fallacious beliefs about how science works (like phrenology -- the shape of the skull determining your mind and character). You may find this interesting or annoying. In either case, try to remember that we probably have many similar false beliefs today that will look silly a hundred years from now. Can you think of one?
Wrap up in a blanket by the fire, have a glass of wine, and shiver with anticipation!
However, the layout of this Kindle copy has a fault: the document near the begining, which I think is given in italics or another font in the print copy, is split into widely separated lines like a piece of modern free verse, and this makes it very hard to read. As it is crucial to the rest of the plot, this is a serious problem.
Derek Jacobi's full text reading, on 6 discs and running to 6.5 hours, is a real pleasure. It is the next best thing to reading the actual book. Jacobi provides a great narrating voice, slipping into the role of Watson relating events perfectly. You almost feel as though you are sat next to Watson in his club as he reminisces on his adventures with his friend Holmes. As I said, it is an absolute pleasure. I enjoyed listening to this immensely, and look forward to getting more in the series. 5 stars.
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Read this so many times, superb book! Got it on Kindle as eyes not what they were so paperbacks are a struggle.Published 1 month ago by Mr Nicholas walker
For some reason I have found myself in a "let's read/listen to Sherlock Holmes stories" frame of mind. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Scott F Feighner
Excellent reading. Could not literally put it down. Great addition to my library. I love this book. Buy it folks. You won't regret it.Published 2 months ago by Sherrisse Lindsay
Disappointed with this edition. I was looking for a version that included Paget's illustrations - however only a small handful (about 10) of those original illustrations (about 60)... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Evie
Great to hear this old favourite on CD. It isn't over-dramatized but is still quite scary!Published 5 months ago by M. Orchard
Excellent, really exciting and interesting. Amazing and totally captivating.I recommend it to over ten year olds. A real fun read!Published 5 months ago by MMM
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