Oxford World's Classics: The Hound of the Baskervilles

A landmark detective novel in popular culture with important things to say about folklore, the Gothic and the supernatural, landscape, and the sense of place. In the most famous and enduringly popular Sherlock Holmes story of all, Holmes - rational, scientific, urban - encounters a murder, a terrifying hound, an ancient curse, and a misty and wild moor. 


  • A new introduction by Darryl Jones explores the novel's background in colonial history and anxiety and the tension between the rational and the supernatural, spiritual, and folkloric within Doyle's writing and his life.
  • Includes a chronology of Arthur Conan Doyle's life and times, and a selected bibliography.
  • Richly detailed explanatory notes explain the novel's range of references, and its textual issues and history.

Oxford World's Classics include comprehensive introductions, clear explanatory notes, chronologies, and bibliographies to support the classic texts. In addition, many Oxford World's Classics include fascinating and useful related material such as maps, glossaries, indexes, illustrations, and appendices.


Arthur Conan Doyle, Editor Darryl Jones








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