The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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How could Baskerville Hall be described?

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Arthur Conan Doyle provides the reader with many rich descriptions of Baskerville Hall. In Chapter Six, readers get their first look at the exterior of the residence, and it's a bleak one. After passing through a gate described as "…a maze of fantastic tracery in wrought iron, with weather-bitten pillars on either side, blotched with lichens, and surmounted by the boars’ heads," Watson and Sir Henry look down a long drive "to where the house glimmered like a ghost at the farther end."  

The whole front, says Watson, was draped in ivy, "with a patch clipped bare here and there where a window or a coat of arms broke through the dark veil." He goes on to describe the building in...

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