The Hound of The Baskervilles: As Per the Latest CBSE Syllabus (Class - 12) (Paperback) Price: Rs.125
The Hound of the Baskervilles is the third of four crime novels by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle featuring the detective Sherlock Holmes. Originally serialized in the Strand Magazine from August 1901 to April 1902, it is set largely on Dartmoor in Devon in England's West Country and tells the story of an attempted murder inspired by the legend of a fearsome, diabolical hound. The Hound of the Baskervilles has been adapted for radio, film and television.
Introduction about the Author
Glossary of difficult words and phrases
Chapter-wise summary for quick recapitulation
Long answer-questions on Plot, Theme, Incidents and characters
Formative and Summative Assessments
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About the Author
In 1891 Arthur Conan Doyle published Sir Sherlock Holmes stories in the Strand Magazine. The following year he was paid 1000 for a whole series on Sherlock Holmes. Conan Doyle really wanted to write historical novels like his hero, Sir Walter Scott, and in 1893, he decided to kill off Sherlock Holmes in the story: 'The Final Problem'. However, after coming under tremendous pressure from his fans, he returned to write his best known detective story, 'The Hound of the Baskervilles' (1902).
On 2nd September, 1914, soon after the start of the First World War, the liberal politician, Charles Materman, the head of the war propaganda Bureau, organised a secret meeting of Britain's interests during the war. Conan Doyle was one of the writers who attended that meeting. In 1914, Conan Doyle wrote the recruiting pamphlet, 'To Arms!' After the war, he developed interest in spiritualism and wrote several books on it. He died at Crowborough on 7th July, 1930.