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Barrymore and his wife, who also works at Baskerville Hall, wish to leave the estate soon. June Learn how and when to remove this template message The novel uses many traditional novelistic techniques which had been largely abandoned by the time of writing, such as letters, diary extracts, interpolated manuscripts, and the like, as seen in the works of Henry Fielding and, later, Wilkie Collins.

The house was formerly named Clyro Court and was renamed Baskerville Hall towards the end of the last century. He gained this reputation for, amongst other things, immorality and having sold his soul to the Devil. When her brother is out of earshot, Miss Stapleton mistakes Watson for Sir Henry and warns him to leave.

The night of his interment saw a phantom pack of hounds come baying across the moor to howl at his tomb. Barrymore refuses to answer their questions, but Mrs. Upon arrival at the grand but austere Baskerville estate, Watson and Sir Henry learn that an escaped murderer named Selden is believed to be in the area.

Conan Doyle had not written about Sherlock Holmes in eight years, having killed off the character in the story " The Final Problem ". Out of an estimated leaves, only 36 are known to still exist, including all the leaves from Chapter 11, held by the New York Public Library.

It is believed by Weller that Baskerville Hall is based on one of three possible houses on or near Dartmoor, [10] namely Fowelscombe in the parish of Ugboroughthe seat of the Fowell Baronets ; Hayford Hall, near Buckfastleigh also owned by John King d.

His now-widow is a South American woman, the former Beryl Garcia. Sir Henry has received an anonymous note, cut and pasted from newsprint, warning him away from the Baskerville moors, and one of his new boots is inexplicably missing from his London hotel room.

They initially mistake him for Sir Henry, whose old clothes he was wearing. From that night on, he could be found leading the phantom pack across the moor, usually on the anniversary of his death.

Stapleton is actually married to the supposed Miss Stapleton, and he promised marriage to Laura Lyons to get her cooperation.

Watson can find no proof that Barrymore was in Devon on the day of the chase in London. Barrymore confesses that Selden is her brother, and her husband is signalling that they have left supplies for him.

The Baskerville family has supposedly been under a curse since the era of the English Civil War when ancestor Hugo Baskerville allegedly offered his soul to the devil for help in abducting a woman and was reportedly killed by a giant spectral hound.

Inspiration[ edit ] His ideas came from the legend of Richard Cabell d. Although The Hound of the Baskervilles is set before the latter events, two years later Conan Doyle would bring Holmes back for good, explaining in " The Adventure of the Empty House " that Holmes had faked his own death. Arthur Conan Doyle was apparently a family friend who often stayed there and may have been aware of a local legend of the hound of the Baskervilles.

It incorporates five plots: Mr Stapleton, a naturalist, and the beautiful Miss Stapleton. Shooting the animal dead in the struggle, Sherlock reveals that it was a perfectly mortal dog - a mix of bloodhound and mastiffpainted with phosphorus to give it a hellish appearance.

In an attempt to lay the soul to rest, the villagers built a large building around the tomb, and to be doubly sure a huge slab was placed. Sir Charles believed in the curse and was apparently fleeing from something in fright when he died. When an animal sound is heard, Stapleton is quick to dismiss it as unrelated to the legendary hound.

The Baskerville family is discussed: Sir Charles was the eldest of three brothers; the youngest, black sheep Rodger, is believed to have died childless in South America, while Sir Henry is the only child of the middle brother. Mortimer tells them that Mr Barrymore, the butler at Baskerville Hall, has a beard like the one on the stranger.

Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources. Intrigued, Holmes meets with Sir Henry, newly arrived from Canada. Other leaves are owned by university libraries and private collectors.

Watson tracks the second man he saw in the area and discovers it to be Holmes, investigating independently in hopes of a faster resolution. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.

It was signed with the initials L. After an agreement is reached to allow Selden to flee the country, Barrymore reveals the contents of an incompletely burnt letter asking Sir Charles to be at the gate at the time of his death.

There was also a rumour that he had murdered his wife, Elizabeth Fowell, a daughter of Sir Edmund Fowell, 1st Baronet —of Fowelscombe.

They find Miss Stapleton bound and gagged inside the house, while Stapleton apparently dies in an attempt to reach his hideout in a nearby mine located at the heart of the Grimpen Mire.The Hound of the Baskervilles (Sherlock Holmes, #5), Sir Arthur Conan Doyle The Hound of the Baskervilles is the third of the crime novels written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle featuring the detective Sherlock Holmes/5.

The Hound of the Baskervilles is the third of the crime novels written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle featuring the detective Sherlock Holmes.

Originally serialised in The Strand Magazine from August to Aprilit is set largely on Dartmoor in Devon in England's West Country and tells the story of an attempted murder inspired by the.

The Hound of the Baskervilles study guide contains a biography of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, literature essays, a complete e-text, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis.

The Hound of the Baskervilles 2 of Chapter 1 Mr. Sherlock Holmes Mr. Sherlock Holmes, who was usually very late in the mornings, save upon those not infrequent occasions when he was up all night, was seated at the breakfast table.

I stood upon the hearth-rug and picked up the stick which our visitor had left behind him the night before. The Hound of the Baskervilles Arthur Conan Doyle.

The Hound of the Baskervilles

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