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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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the-hound-of-the-baskervilles-arthur-conan-doyleThemesEmpiricismHolmes decodes the mystery of the hound using observation and analysis of evidence.SuperstitionSuperstition overpowers reason, making the danger of the hellhound even more terrifying.Disguises & DeceitStapleton and Holmes both use disguises and deception to achieve their own objectives.The Hound of the Baskervillesby the NumbersShort stories written about Sherlock Holmes, along with four novels56Year Doyle killed off Holmes before reviving him for The Hound of the Baskervilles1893221BAddress of Sherlock Holmes's apartment on Baker Street in LondonDr. Watson, Chapter 14 hound it was, ... but not such a hound as mortal eyes have ever seen.Sources:, Encyclopaedia Britannica, New York Times,, Victorian WebCopyright © 2017 Course Hero, Inc.SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE18591930AuthorDoyle, famous for his detective stories, was a physician and versatile writer. Unlike his purely rational character Sherlock Holmes, Doyle merged a staunch belief in science with spiritualism. Doyles avid interest in paranormal phenomena led him to write several books on the subject.Baskerville HallIllustrates the tension between ancient lore and changing social structuresHoundRepresents vile instincts that, unless controlled by reason, lead to violenceMoorStands for the untamed emotional side of human nature—tempestuous and gloomyIn The Hound of the Baskervilles, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson investigate the legend of a spectral dog that haunts the Baskerville family. In the process, they run up against a web of mysterious events woven by the deception and deceit of a greedy relative seeking to inherit the family fortune.A Family Curse and a Spectral HoundSYMBOLSFRIENDSSPOUSESCOUSINSBUTLERPROTECTORSherlock HolmesDetective with extraordinarypowers of deductive reasoningDr. WatsonLoyal friend and assistantto HolmesSir Henry BaskervilleMaster of Baskerville HallJack StapletonHeir to the Baskerville fortuneJohn BarrymoreLoyal bulter at Baskerville HallSeldenEscaped murdererBeryl StapletonExotic wife; poses as sisterMain CharactersEnglishOriginal Language190102Years PublishedArthur Conan DoyleAuthorThe Hound of the BaskervillesNovelMystery

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