The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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What is Baskerville Hall in The Hound of the Baskervilles?

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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 in the 18th century.  Since the house is in the country, there are few neighbors.  Holmes describes the hamlet of Grimpen as a “small clump of buildings” (p. 20).  There are very few houses within a five mile radius of the Hall. It is in a very historic area of England.  Holmes even hides out in ancient huts.

The house is old and large.  It is surrounded by woods, but there is a Yew Alley...

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Written in 1901, the Hounds of the Baskervillle is the third of the Sherlock Holmes mysteries. Sir Charles Baskerville has died mysteriously on the lonely moors of his Devonshire estate-Baskerville Hall. His only heir, Sir Henry Baskeville has been warned to stay away. It seems the family has been cursed by an evil hound, because of the evil deeds of one of it's ancestors. Holmes and Watson travel to Baskerville Hall to protect Sir Henry and unravel the mystery. Baskerville Hall is the major setting of the story. It sets the mood and atmosphere of the story. It set on the fog enshrouded moors of Devonshire. It gives the story a creepy, dark feeling.

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