Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. 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.
Mortimer is anxious about letting Sir Henry go to Baskerville Hall, owing to a supposed family curse. Holmes eventually makes an appearance, having been hiding in the vicinity for some time making his own investigation.
Off they go to the Baskerville estate on the lonely moor, where not only the Hound and, perhaps, a murderer, but also perils like a dangerous and crazed escaped convict and a quicksand-like bog await them. 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.
He tells Holmes and Watson the legend of the Hound of the Baskervilles, a demonic dog that first killed Sir Hugo Baskerville Ralph Forbes several hundred years ago seen in flashback and is believed to kill all Baskervilles in the region of Devonshire.
Despite a dense fog, Holmes and Watson are able to subdue the beast, and Stapleton, in his panicked flight from the scene, drowns in a marshland on the moors. Beryl Stapleton provides an enigmatic warning and Watson learns of a secret encounter between Sir Charles and a local woman named Laura Lyons on the night of his death.
They initially mistake him for Sir Henry, whose old clothes he was wearing. Likewise Watson, tenaciously loyal both to Holmes and to his appointed task. When Hugo tried to chase her down, a great black beast "tore the throat out of Hugo" and "turned its blazing eyes and dripping jaws" upon his friends, who rode off screaming.
Stapleton, Holmes has discovered, is actually in line to inherit the Baskerville fortune, and as such is the prime suspect. The quality of writing and plot construction deserve attention in themselves, but equally noteworthy are the characters, settings and plot devices that have become mainstays of the genre ever since: If the pack were not out hunting, they could be found ranging around his grave howling and shrieking.
It is believed by Weller that Baskerville Hall is based on one of three possible houses on or near Dartmoor,  namely Fowelscombe in the parish of Ugboroughthe seat of the Fowell Baronets ; Hayford Hall, near Buckfastleigh also owned by John King d. Watson to be his eyes and ears, insisting that he report back regularly.
The death was attributed to a heart attack, but Mortimer is suspicious, because Sir Charles died with an expression of horror on his face, and Mortimer noticed "the footprints of a gigantic hound" about 50 yards from where Sir Charles lay dead.
Mortimer reads to Holmes and Watson: Many years ago, Hugo Baskerville kidnapped a local maiden, who escaped from his manor and ran off into the moors. Intrigued, Holmes meets with Sir Henry, newly arrived from Canada. Mortimer reports that near him were the footprints of a gigantic hound.
Hugo captured and imprisoned a young country lass at his estate in Devonshire, only to fall victim to a marauding hound of hell as he pursued her along the lonesome moors late one night.
Barrymore refuses to answer their questions, but Hound of baskervilles. The doctor interviews Laura Lyons to assess her involvement, and discovers that the lonely figure surveying the moors is none other than Sherlock Holmes himself.
Watson, Holmes, and their peers consume wine in moderation. Watson hears a woman crying in the night; it is obvious to him that it was Mrs Barrymore, but her husband denies it. However, when the hound is finally sent to kill Sir Henry Baskerville, Holmes and Watson arrive to save him just in time.
He realises that Stapleton could be an unknown Baskerville family member, seeking to claim the Baskerville wealth by eliminating his relatives. 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.
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. Holmes and Watson are visited one morning by a Dr. Sheridan Le Fanuwith the idea of introducing Holmes as the deus ex machina only arising later.
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.
The Baskerville family is discussed: Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources. Sherlock Holmes is at his inscrutable and logical best, Dr. Holmes decides to send Watson to Baskerville Hall along with Sir Henry, claiming that he is too busy to accompany them himself.
It incorporates five plots: Watson and Sir Henry pursue Selden on the moor, but he eludes them, while Watson notices another man on a nearby tor. Ever since, Mortimer reports, the Baskerville line has been plagued by a mysterious and supernatural black hound.
A series of mysteries arrive in rapid succession: Holmes reveals further information: Barrymore and his wife, who also works at Baskerville Hall, wish to leave the estate soon.The Hound of the Baskervilles hasratings and 6, reviews.
Doug said: My Grandpa Cannon loved this story, and he often told of a time when he w /5. The Hound of the Baskervilles opens with a mini mystery—Sherlock Holmes and Dr.
Watson speculate on the identity of the owner of a cane that has been left in their office by an unknown visitor. Wowing Watson with his fabulous powers of observation, Holmes predicts the appearance of James Mortimer.
From a general summary to chapter summaries to explanations of famous quotes, the SparkNotes Hound of the Baskervilles Study Guide has everything you need to ace quizzes, tests, and essays. Mar 31, · Directed by Sidney Lanfield.
With Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Richard Greene, Wendy Barrie. Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson investigate the legend of a supernatural hound, a beast that may be stalking a young heir on the fog-shrouded moorland that makes up his estate/10(K). The Hound of the Baskervilles is a mystery film based on the novel The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
It was directed by Sidney Lanfield and released by 20th Century-Fox. It is among the best-known cinematic adaptations of the book, and is often regarded as one of the best.
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