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The Hound of the Baskervilles

Sir Charles dies of a heart attack, but he is really murdered by his neighbor Mr. Stapleton. Charles Baskerville died in a “sudden and tragic death,” and it was his death that led to Sherlock...

Latest answer posted January 13, 2015, 11:13 pm (UTC)

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The Hound of the Baskervilles

Baskerville Hall is the classic gothic spooky old house. It is mysterious, desolate, isolated, very old, and lonely. Baskerville Hall is located on the Moorland in Southern England. It was built...

Latest answer posted October 6, 2012, 4:35 am (UTC)

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The Hound of the Baskervilles

Among the most important literary techniques used in the novel are Watson's first-person narration, which highlights Holmes's genius and allows Doyle to mislead the leader as Watson himself is...

Latest answer posted June 3, 2020, 12:59 pm (UTC)

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The Hound of the Baskervilles

In chapter 5 of The Hound of the Baskervilles, Sherlock Holmes's investigation is hampered by three broken threads—that is to say, potential leads that end up going nowhere. The first of these...

Latest answer posted June 16, 2021, 8:39 am (UTC)

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The Hound of the Baskervilles

The Hound of the Baskervilles is set in the late nineteenth century. The story takes place partly in London but, for the most part, in and around Baskerville Hall, an ancient house on Dartmoor. The...

Latest answer posted October 17, 2019, 9:36 am (UTC)

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The Hound of the Baskervilles

Chapter 5 of this novel is titled "Three Broken Threads". The threads in this case refer to to threads of the case - three different possible leads that could further the investigation....

Latest answer posted October 7, 2008, 1:19 pm (UTC)

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The Hound of the Baskervilles

Stapleton required a belonging of Henry's in order to train the hound to attack and kill him. Stapleton was a distant relative, a Baskerville with his eye on Henry's property. He had similarly...

Latest answer posted March 19, 2015, 6:53 pm (UTC)

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The Hound of the Baskervilles

The moor surrounding Baskerville Hall is an appropriate setting for the strange goings-on in The Hound of the Baskervilles. The dark, vast expanses of moorland lend themselves easily to murder,...

Latest answer posted June 23, 2020, 11:21 am (UTC)

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The Hound of the Baskervilles

Holmes vs. Stapleton: The main conflict is that Mr. Stapleton is killing heirs to the Baskerville fortune. The main conflict in the story is Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack Stapleton. We do not know that...

Latest answer posted December 10, 2014, 4:36 am (UTC)

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The Hound of the Baskervilles

The curse of the Baskervilles is that the hound of the moor hunts down the members of the Baskerville family one by one. When the current resident of the Baskerville home is found dead, a young...

Latest answer posted March 19, 2015, 6:29 pm (UTC)

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The Hound of the Baskervilles

The fog on the moors plays a significant role in the story of The Hound of the Baskervilles. Let's do a survey of the language Arthur Conan Doyle uses to describe this fog. In chapter 14, we read...

Latest answer posted November 14, 2020, 2:55 pm (UTC)

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The Hound of the Baskervilles

In The Hound of the Baskervilles, as in most detective mystery genre works, the brilliant detective must sift through many clues, some of which are red herrings, to solve the mystery. The Hound of...

Latest answer posted May 30, 2018, 4:45 am (UTC)

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The Hound of the Baskervilles

Holmes uses his usual analytical and empirical methods to solve the crime. He dismisses from the start any superstitious notion of a legend of a mysterious demonic hound and applies logic to his...

Latest answer posted May 4, 2019, 1:29 am (UTC)

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The Hound of the Baskervilles

This section of The Hound of the Baskervilles contains several metaphors—some mundane and conversational, as when Watson accuses Holmes of having "eyes in the back of your head," meaning that he is...

Latest answer posted May 16, 2018, 9:48 am (UTC)

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The Hound of the Baskervilles

In chapter 1, Sherlock Holmes meets Dr. Mortimer, who has come to get his assistance with a problem. Holmes shows off his skills in deduction to Watson. In chapter 2, Dr. Mortimer shares the...

Latest answer posted June 16, 2016, 6:54 pm (UTC)

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The Hound of the Baskervilles

Selden is the “Notting Hill Murderer,” an escaped convict and Mrs. Barrymore’s brother. Watson learns that there is a killer on the loose on the Moor. Mortimer and Henry Baskerville discuss the...

Latest answer posted May 28, 2016, 2:54 pm (UTC)

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The Hound of the Baskervilles

Like any good Sherlock Holmes story, The Hound of the Baskervilles is riddled with clues. Being one of Doyle's longer novels, he was able to incorporate a wealth of clues both directly tied to the...

Latest answer posted November 12, 2019, 2:58 pm (UTC)

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The Hound of the Baskervilles

A great many of the Sherlock Holmes stories turn out to be about money, even though the mercenary motif is not visible at the beginning. Some examples are "The Speckled Band," "The Solitary...

Latest answer posted June 17, 2015, 10:12 pm (UTC)

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The Hound of the Baskervilles

Holmes uses many kinds of evidence to solve the crime in The Hound of the Baskervilles. 1. Dr. Mortimer's testimony: Dr. Mortimer tells Holmes about the tale of the hound and that Sir Charles’s...

Latest answer posted January 26, 2018, 7:06 am (UTC)

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The Hound of the Baskervilles

A character sketch is a complete description of a person. It usually does include both physical and personality traits. James Watson is a doctor, and he is highly observant and curious....

Latest answer posted July 30, 2012, 6:24 pm (UTC)

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The Hound of the Baskervilles

In Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Hound of the Baskervilles, Dr. Mortimer recounts the tale of a curse upon his family name. He has a letter dated from 1782 that describes the presence of a "hound of...

Latest answer posted April 26, 2017, 4:01 am (UTC)

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The Hound of the Baskervilles

Watson sees Barrymore at a window with a candle in the middle of the night. Henry Baskerville comes to Sherlock Holmes when Charles Baskerville is murdered. Henry might be next. Holmes pursues...

Latest answer posted March 21, 2016, 4:05 am (UTC)

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The Hound of the Baskervilles

Barrymore says his wife did not cry, but Watson can see her eyes. In his first case without Sherlock Holmes, Watson is in over his head a bit. His task is to look for clues and report back. He...

Latest answer posted October 29, 2015, 11:43 pm (UTC)

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The Hound of the Baskervilles

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle offers a few red herrings to obscure the identity of the murderer of Charles Baskerville and build the novel's suspense. A man named Selden, a murderer who has escaped from...

Latest answer posted September 11, 2018, 8:19 am (UTC)

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The Hound of the Baskervilles

One of the novel's themes is the vast difference in mindset and sensibility between town and country dwellers. In his natural urban environment, Sherlock Holmes is able to draw upon his remarkable...

Latest answer posted January 7, 2020, 12:47 pm (UTC)

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The Hound of the Baskervilles

The novel includes all three types of conflict— human versus nature, human versus human, and human versus themself. At first it seems that human versus nature is more important, as the Baskervilles...

Latest answer posted December 23, 2018, 9:17 pm (UTC)

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The Hound of the Baskervilles

Dr Mortimer says this as Sir Charles apparently foresaw the manner of his death by means of a supposedly spectral hound. The means of his death appears therefore to have been highly unusual, but...

Latest answer posted August 25, 2013, 11:11 am (UTC)

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The Hound of the Baskervilles

In The Hound of the Baskervilles, one of the most famous Sherlock Holmes stories, several characters believe the myth that is perpetuated about the hound, and others are not convinced. Initially,...

Latest answer posted July 2, 2019, 10:38 am (UTC)

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The Hound of the Baskervilles

In the novel 'The Hound of the Baskervilles' by English author Arthur Conan Doyle, the walking stick is an important prop. It is able to 'tell' the detective quite a lot about its owner. It first...

Latest answer posted December 7, 2009, 1:54 am (UTC)

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The Hound of the Baskervilles

Sherlock Holmes initially began to suspect that Stapleton was behind the criminal dealings concerning the Baskerville estate when he closely examined the cryptic warning note received by Sir Henry....

Latest answer posted March 7, 2009, 5:07 am (UTC)

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The Hound of the Baskervilles

Sir Henry refuses to be scared away from his new home. Sir Henry is the last descendant of Baskerville Hall (supposedly). He inherits the estate when his uncle Sir Charles dies of very mysterious...

Latest answer posted June 16, 2016, 12:51 am (UTC)

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The Hound of the Baskervilles

This is one of those questions that requires you to read beyond the immediate material. The short answer is that Holmes becomes interested because Dr. Mortimer reads about details of the case that...

Latest answer posted October 6, 2016, 6:07 pm (UTC)

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The Hound of the Baskervilles

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...

Latest answer posted October 6, 2016, 7:26 pm (UTC)

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The Hound of the Baskervilles

The old legend of Sir Hugo Baskerville is narrated to Holmes and Watson by Dr Mortimer. Apparently Sir Hugo was a wild and fearsome man who took a fancy to a young woman living near his estate and...

Latest answer posted June 15, 2013, 7:23 pm (UTC)

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The Hound of the Baskervilles

At first, Holmes is surprised that Dr. Mortimer-- a "man of science--" has suggested that a supernatural being is the killer of the late Sir Charles Baskerville. He even asks Dr. Mortimer whether...

Latest answer posted May 7, 2016, 10:27 pm (UTC)

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The Hound of the Baskervilles

Sir Charles Baskerville was murdered by Stapleton, because Stapleton set the dog on him and purposefully made it as frightening as possible. In order to murder someone you don’t have to shoot them...

Latest answer posted September 3, 2013, 6:10 pm (UTC)

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The Hound of the Baskervilles

There are actually two criminals in Arthur Conan Doyle's The Hound of Baskervilles. The first one to be captured is Seldon, or Notting Hill Murderer. He turns out to be the brother of Mrs....

Latest answer posted September 8, 2015, 7:36 am (UTC)

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The Hound of the Baskervilles

In any mystery, it is important to get to know the suspects. In this case, the neighbors! The moor is very sparsely inhabited, and those who live near each other are thrown very much together....

Latest answer posted April 26, 2012, 10:25 pm (UTC)

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The Hound of the Baskervilles

In chapter two of The Hound of the Baskervilles, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Dr. Mortimer presents a news article for Mr. Holmes to read. The article is from the Devon County Chronicle, and Mortimer...

Latest answer posted April 7, 2016, 4:24 pm (UTC)

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The Hound of the Baskervilles

Like many good English murder mysteries, The Hound of the Baskervilles occurs in a relatively closed setting, namely the country around Baskerville Hall. Although the story begins in London, by...

Latest answer posted July 10, 2019, 4:01 am (UTC)

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The Hound of the Baskervilles

Holmes deduces that the person who wrote the note did not want his or her handwriting to be recognized, and was in a hurry. In The Hound of the Baskervilles, a mysterious spectral dog has been...

Latest answer posted October 31, 2012, 7:52 pm (UTC)

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The Hound of the Baskervilles

As with many mystery or suspense novels, The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle portrays a conflict between good and evil, with the morally good characters trying either to avenge...

Latest answer posted June 9, 2015, 6:40 am (UTC)

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The Hound of the Baskervilles

In many of his Sherlock Holmes stories it was the practice of the author, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, to illustrate his hero's powers of deduction early on, and then to illustrate them again at the...

Latest answer posted August 8, 2015, 9:44 pm (UTC)

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The Hound of the Baskervilles

As with all detective stories, the main external conflict in The Hound of the Baskervilles is between the detective and the killer: Sherlock Holmes and Jack Stapleton. It's Stapleton who has been...

Latest answer posted December 18, 2018, 7:01 am (UTC)

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The Hound of the Baskervilles

In "The Hound of the Baskervilles" by Arthur Conan Doyle, Sir Henry Baskervilles who was the heir to the property of the Baskervilles family after the death of Sir Charles Baskerville received a...

Latest answer posted January 10, 2011, 3:19 pm (UTC)

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The Hound of the Baskervilles

Sherlock Holmes is above all observant. In the opening scene, he sees Watson examining Dr. Mortimer's walking stick by noting his movements in the reflection of his silver coffee pot. It is fair to...

Latest answer posted October 28, 2018, 10:39 am (UTC)

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The Hound of the Baskervilles

The hound's jaws were coated with phosphorus to make it look ghostly, demonic, and supernatural. As Watson describes it, it is: not such a hound as mortal eyes have ever seen. Fire burst from its...

Latest answer posted August 16, 2019, 10:33 pm (UTC)

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The Hound of the Baskervilles

If we are referring to the suspects in Sir Charles Baskerville's murder, there is also another suspect: Laura Lyons. In the story, Laura is estranged from her husband. For his part, Jack Stapleton...

Latest answer posted January 14, 2019, 10:48 pm (UTC)

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The Hound of the Baskervilles

Deductions are more Holmes's thing really, so when Watson tries his hand at the art of deduction, it's not surprising that he often gets the wrong end of the stick. (No pun intended.) However, one...

Latest answer posted September 7, 2018, 9:02 am (UTC)

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The Hound of the Baskervilles

In Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Hound of the Baskervilles, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson work to solve the mystery surrounding the death of a man called Sir Charles Baskerville, and save his...

Latest answer posted March 29, 2018, 1:38 am (UTC)

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