The Hound of the Baskervilles

Arthur Conan Doyle January 16, 2020

The Hound of the Baskervilles Arthur Conan Doyle We owe The Hound of the Baskervilles 1902 to Arthur Conan Doyle s good friend Fletcher Bobbles Robinson, who took him to visit some scary English moors and prehistoric ruins, and told him marvelous local legends about escaped prisoners and a 17th century aristocrat who fell afoul of the family dog Doyle transmogrified the legend generations ago, a hound of hell toreWe owe The Hound of the Baskervilles 1902 to Arthur Conan Doyle s good friend Fletcher Bobbles Robinson, who took him to visit some scary English moors and prehistoric ruins, and told him marvelous local legends about escaped prisoners and a 17th century aristocrat who fell afoul of the family dog Doyle transmogrified the legend generations ago, a hound of hell tore out the throat of devilish Hugo Baskerville on the moonlit moor Poor, accursed Baskerville Hall now has another mysterious death that of Sir Charles Baskerville Could the culprit somehow be mixed up with secretive servant Barry, history obsessed Dr Frankland, butterfly chasing Stapleton, or Selden, the Notting Hill murderer at large Someone s been signaling with candles from the mansion s windows Nor can supernatural forces be ruled out Can Dr Watson left alone by Sherlock Holmes to sleuth in fear for much of the novel save the next Baskerville, Sir Henry, from the hound s fangs Many Holmes fans prefer Doyle s complete short stories, but their clockwork logic doesn t match the author s boast about this novel it s a real Creeper What distinguishes this particular Hound is its fulfillment of Doyle s great debt to Edgar Allan Poe it s full of ancient woe, low moans, a Grimpen Mire that sucks ponies to Dostoyevskian deaths, and locals digging up Neolithic skulls without next of kins consent The longer one stays here the does the spirit of the moor sink into one s soul, Watson realizes Rank reeds and lush, slimy water plants sent an odour of decay while a false step plunged us than once thigh deep into the dark, quivering mire, which shook for yards in soft undulations around our feet it was as if some malignant hand was tugging us down into those obscene depths Read on but, reader, watch your step Tim Appelo

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