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  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Wordsworth Editions; New Ed edition (5 Jun. 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1840224002
  • ISBN-13: 978-1840224009
  • Product Dimensions: 12.4 x 2 x 19.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
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Hound of the Baskervilles & The Valley of Fear


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I believe The Hound of the Baskervilles to be the definitive Sherlock Holmes story. Perhaps it is less exciting than some others, perhaps less insightful and less adapt at showing the way Sherlock works, but it is the most well rounded, most suspenseful of all Conan Doyle's stories. On the other hand, The Valley of Fear is perhaps his weakest effort but, as far as poor cousins go, even this book is a jolly good read despite the inaccuracies regarding the religious group castigated by the author.
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A hugely enjoyable book, impossible to put down. To paraphrase the writer Paul O'Neill, Arthur Conan Doyle grabs the reader by the throat in the first paragraph, sends his thumbs into his windpipe in the second, and holds him against the wall till the thrilling, dramatic end. A tour de force.
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By EA Solinas HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 16 Jan. 2009
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"Hound of the Baskervilles" is a unique story in the Sherlock Holmes canon -- author Arthur Conan Doyle wrote it in the years between Holmes' death and his resurrection several years later.

But due to public pressure, Doyle brought Holmes and Watson back temporarily for a sort of "memoir" tale, a tale of supernatural curses, escaped convicts and ghastly glowing hounds. It suffers a little from a lack of Holmes, but is otherwise a tightly-written, solid little mystery.

Sir Charles Baskerville was found dead of a heart attack -- apparently killed by a family curse in the shape of a giant dog. So his pal Dr. Mortimer asks Sherlock Holmes to protect Charles' heir, Henry Baskerville, who has just arrived in England to claim his estate and inheritance.

But even without Holmes, Watson can tell that something is up -- secretive servants, peculiar neighbors, an escaped criminal, a giant quicksand marsh, and the sounds of a dog howling in the night. But Holmes knows that the curse is no supernatural hound -- and that Sir Henry is in danger from a more real kind of ancient enemy.

"Hound of the Baskervilles" stumbles in one area -- the relative lack of Holmes. He's out of the picture for most of the book, and Watson does plenty of solid detecting on his own. Everybody loves the faithful narrator, but Watson isn't the Great Detective, and the book feels vaguely incomplete without Holmes inspecting clues and giving little hints to Watson.

The mystery unfolds at a languid pace, dropping a few red herrings along the way. Doyle pays loving attention to the dangerous, almost surreal Grimpen Mire and the surrounding countryside. But when Holmes comes back onto the scene, the book tightens itself up.
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Few things give as much pleasure for your money as the Wordsworth Classics series. The books themselves may be cheaply produced, but the price makes an incredibly wide selection of classics accessible to any keen reader - now there really is no excuse for not having at least one Dickens, Wilde or Austen in your collection.

This particular classic - the extremely popular Hound of the Baskervilles also comes with The Valley of Fear. I won't go into the detail of the stories - other reviewers have done this superbly already, so I'll just comment on the actual quality of the books.

Unlike the Study in Scarlet/The Sign of the Four Wordsworth Classic, this book includes illustrations, which whilst not the greatest quality in the world, probably owing to the paper stock, is still a nice addition and breaks up the flow of text nicely. The cover artwork on the whole series of Conan Doyle books in the Wordsworth Classics range are beautiful and make a great looking set.

Yes, they feel flimsy, and yes the paper quality isn't the greatest in the world, but at this price they're ideal for reading on the train - or even leaving for someone else to enjoy, whilst your beloved leather-bound first edition is sitting safely on the shelf in your study!
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I have aways been interested in Sherlock Holmes. But, this was the first time I actually read one of Doyle's books. .
I can only review, the Hound of the Baskerville since i have not yet read Valley of fear.

All in all, good characters, gloomy setting and superb storytelling. I felt as if i got sucked right in and found my self not ready to leave.
I have no proof of the following, though I feel that it is important none the less. It does seem like Americanization has also been implemented in this book, of what i can read from other reviewers, this is typical of Wordsworth.
We should respect and appreciate the originale text, as much as possible...
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I had seen this on TV and wouldn't have thought of reading the book but it is a Book club choice. Was pleasantly surprised. Is slightly different from TV in a good way. Excellent value.
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This is the first Sherlock Holmes book I have read, I have seen the films and the television adaptations, and I always enjoyed them. I enjoyed reading 'The Hound of the Baskervilles', I thought Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's style of writing was excellent, Sherlock Holmes is very charismatic and likeable but I liked Dr Watson more. 'The Hound of the Baskervilles' is an excellent piece of storytelling which is wrapped up nicely at the end.
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