The Hound of the Baskervilles was first published in serial form in 1901 and was immediately a huge success. Conan Doyle wrote the tale in response to popular demand for another story about his well-loved detective Sherlock Holmes. The legendary curse of the Hound of the Baskervilles warns of a devil-beast that haunts the moors near the Baskerville ancestral home in the English countryside. But the new heir of the family is determined to disprove the legend and solve the mystery of his uncle's recent death. Enter Sherlock Holmes and his loyal assistant Dr. Watson, facing their most terrifying case ever.
The Hound of the Baskervilles takes the reader on an adventure of suspense and mysterious supernatural activity. This edition, with Nicollet's eerie illustrations and the detailed captions unique to the Whole Story series, combines a thrilling mystery with contextual information about Conan Doyle, late nineteenth-century England, and the enormous success of Sherlock Holmes. This distinctive approach brings both the author and his famous detective to life and places The Hound of the Baskervilles within the context of its era.