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Sherlock Holmes and the Hound of Baskervilles

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Transcript of Sherlock Holmes and the Hound of Baskervilles

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Dr. John Watson is modeled after the author himself, Arthur Conan Doyle. The novel's other protagonist and narrator Dr. Watson is the sidekick to Sherlock Holmes. In the hound of Baskervilles, Watson attempts to follow Sherlock Holmes foot-steps, and expresses his eagerness to please and impress Sherlock by trying to solve the case. As a sidekick and apprentice to Sherlock, Dr.Watson also acts as a stand-in for us, the audience.
The Hound of Baskervilles
The Hound of the Baskervilles tells the story of an assumed hell hound out to destroy the rich Baskerville family. Sir Henry Baskerville is the last of the Baskervilles to survive the savage dog-like creature. Sherlock and his assistant, Dr. Watson, come to investigate the case of mysterious events bothering the owner of Baskerville hall.

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Scotland on May 22, 1859 and died on July 7, 1930 in England. His father was Charles Altamont Doyle who was a chronic alcoholic and his mother was Mary Foley. At the age of nine Arthur Conan Doyle was put into a boarding school in England. He graduated from the boarding school at the age of seventeen. Where he than studied at the University of Edinburgh and graduated in 1885 for medicine and later set up his own practice. In his free time Arthur Doyle wrote his first Sherlock Holmes novel, the study in Scarlet. He has written about sixty Sherlock Holmes novels, plus a collection of poems and short stories.
Arthur Conan Doyle had two children with his first wife who died of tuberculosis. He than married again to another women, she became very important to him and he had three kids with her.
Sherlock Holmes is modeled after Dr. Joseph Bell, he was Arthur Doyle’s professor at medical school. The novel's protagonist Sherlock is the famed 221b Baker Street detective with a keen eye, amazing sense of smell, and the trademark hat and pipe. Sherlock Holmes is represented as being very observation and intuition based and though he takes a bit of a back seat to Dr. Watson in this story, we always feel his presence throughout the novel. It takes his amazing skills to decipher the mysteries of this case.

The Hound of Baskervilles
The Hound of the Baskervilles was based on the legend of the hound of Borderlands. Arthur Conan Doyle wrote his mystery based on this age-old myth.

Jack Stapleton is a thin and bookish-looking entomologist (zoologist that studies insects) and one-time schoolmaster, Stapleton finds enjoyment in chasing butterflies . Outwardly Stapleton is a polite gentleman, however within he possesses a hot temper that reveals itself at moments throughout the book. Stapleton is a scheming, manipulative and money-hungry villain that Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson come to respect and fear.
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The novel begins in London, England, in Sherlock's home at 221b Baker street and concludes there as well. Most of the novel takes place in the town of Devonshire, at the Baskerville Hall, which is located in the lonely moorlands. The story also takes place at the rundown house where Stapleton lives.
The Hound of the Baskervilles is one of the most famous and well-known Sherlock Holmes story.
At different times, the novel's tone is serious, devoted (towards Sherlock Holmes), uncertain, and sinister.
Point of view
The novel is told entirely from Watson's point of view. Although the author does regularly switch from straight narrative, diary and letters.
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