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What were the circumstances of Sir Charles Baskerville's death in 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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What is Baskerville Hall in 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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What was the mystery of the lost shoes of Sir Henry Baskerville?

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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What is the curse 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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What clues does Holmes use to find the killer?

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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What is the setting of 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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What is the central conflict in The Hound of the Baskervilles? How is this conflict developed through the rising...

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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Who is Selden in The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle?

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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Who are the suspects in the murder of Sir Charles Baskerville ?

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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In Sherlock Holmes' novel The Hound of the Baskervilles, why did Stapleton murder Sir Charles and try to murder Sir...

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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What literary techniques does Doyle use in 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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What were the main things that happened in chapter 5 of "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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What methods does Sherlock Holmes use to solve the murder in the story 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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What is the role of the moor in 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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What are some metaphors in chapters 1-3?

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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How do you write a character sketch of Dr. Watson in 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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What are five clues in The Hound of the Baskervilles, and what does each one mean?

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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What did Watson observe Barrymore doing in the middle of the night in 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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What is the main conflict of 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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What is the summary of chapters 1-6 of 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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What did phosphorus have to do with the mystery?

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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What are the descriptions of Devonshire and London in The Hound of the Baskervilles?

The main use of description in the novel is to enhance the mood in the part of the novel set in Devonshire. London merely serves as a backdrop to the initial contact between Holmes and the...

Latest answer posted July 7, 2017 6:45 am UTC

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What are the many themes of 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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What happens when Watson makes deductions about the walking stick?

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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What evidence does Holmes use to solve the crime in 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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Who is Mr. Frankland in 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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Why does Sir Henry go to Baskerville Hall after he receives a letter that warns him to stay away in The Hound of the...

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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What strange and unusual experiences did Sir Henry Baskerville want Holmes to unravel for him in The Hound of...

At the beginning of The Hound of the Baskervilles, Sherlock Holmes receives a visit from Dr. Mortimer, a friend of the late Sir Charles Baskerville. He introduces Holmes to the strange...

Latest answer posted June 20, 2019 10:53 pm UTC

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Describe the walking stick and the inscription on it?

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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In The Hound of the Baskervilles, what is the manuscript that Dr Mortimer brings, and who gave it to him?

The manuscript Dr Mortimer has with him was given him by the recently-deceased Sir Charles Baskerville. It is a manuscript dating from the eighteenth century and relates the legend of the...

Latest answer posted August 24, 2013 9:48 am UTC

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How does "The Hound of the Baskervilles" end?

If you need a refresher on the ending, my best advice is to study Chapter 15: A Retrospection. In this chapter, Sherlock Holmes gives us a great summary of pertinent events in the Hound Of The...

Latest answer posted November 24, 2015 10:01 pm UTC

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Why did Arthur Conan Doyle make Dr. Watson narrate this novel instead of making Sherlock Holmes do it himself?

Once, Holmes tells Watson that he dislikes the way Watson narrates the stories. He feels that they are too romantic. "Crime is common, logic is rare," says Holmes in "The Adventure of the Copper...

Latest answer posted March 19, 2015 6:47 pm UTC

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Was Sir Charles Baskerville murdered in The Hound of the Baskervilles? This document says in paragraph two that Sir...

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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Why does Holmes suddenly become interested in the case that Dr. Mortimer reads in chapter 2? What does he say or do...

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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How could Baskerville Hall be described?

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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What does Holmes learn by examining the stick that Dr. Mortimer left at Holmes's apartment?

The book starts with Holmes and Watson examining the walking stick that Mortimer has left. Watson, as so often is the case, reads the clues in the stick all wrong and Holmes has to correct him....

Latest answer posted December 2, 2011 2:57 pm UTC

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What were the motives of the suspects in 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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What is disclosed in chapter 15 of The Hound of the Baskervilles?

"Chapter 15: A Retrospection" is the final chapter of The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. In this chapter, Holmes and Watson are back in London, approximately a month after the...

Latest answer posted June 26, 2018 8:12 pm UTC

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How does Watson know that Barrymore is lying about his wife crying at night in 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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In The Hound of the Baskervilles, what are some deductions Holmes makes based on the clues that the words on the...

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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Describe Laura Lyons in The Hound of the Baskervilles.

Laura Lyons is the daughter of the Baskervilles' neighbour, the crochety Frankland, and is also the woman who unwittingly lured Sir Charles Baskerville out to his death. When Watson goes to visit...

Latest answer posted November 17, 2013 8:52 pm UTC

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In The Hound of the Baskervilles, what job did Sherlock Holmes assign to the boy Cartwright and why? It is from...

In Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes story, The Hound of the Baskervilles, the boy Cartwright is a handy assistant for Wilson, a hotel manager. Holmes had worked with Cartwright on a case to...

Latest answer posted October 26, 2009 4:53 am UTC

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In The Hound of the Baskervilles, what happened to Sir Hugo Baskerville and the maiden he wanted to marry?

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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Why is The Hound of the Baskervilles a mystery?

Mystery literature involves a puzzling crime of some sort. This crime is often a murder or theft. What elevates such crimes to the realm of mystery is that they are seemingly impossible, or at...

Latest answer posted June 26, 2016 7:19 pm UTC

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How does the very appearance of the moor help establish an atmosphere of dread in The Hound of the Baskervilles?

One of the worst things about the moors of the West Country in England is the absolute absence of light - they are terrifying places at night even without the threat of a hound - I know because I...

Latest answer posted December 20, 2009 11:34 pm UTC

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How does Stapleton use the hound to try to murder Sir Henry?

The stratagems that Stapleton devises to murder Sir Charles and Sir Henry by means of the hound have two purposes. First, by reinforcing the legend of the hound, Stapleton hopes to divert attention...

Latest answer posted February 26, 2016 1:00 am UTC

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How did they capture the criminal in Arthur Conan Doyle's The Hound of 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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What is the conflict in The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle?

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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Who is the narrator in the book The Hound of the Baskervilles?

The Hound of Baskervilles is an adventure featuring Sherlock Holmes who is an independent detective and excels in solving the most esoteric of mysteries. The story is narrated by Dr. Watson. The...

Latest answer posted April 17, 2011 4:02 am UTC

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How did Sir Henry Baskerville react to the warning letter in The Hound of the Baskervilles? The letter was mailed to...

Sir Henry is very stalwart and attempts to keep a level head throughout the situation. He brushes off the initial matter of the threat by claiming it is just as likely a joke as anything else....

Latest answer posted October 22, 2019 8:06 pm UTC

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