The Hound of the Baskervilles


Basic Information

Abbreviation: HOUN (J. F. Christ, 1947)
Word length: 59,452 (C. E. Lauterbach, 1960)
First published: Strand Magazine, serialized August 1901 through April 1902. First book editions, George Newnes Ltd. (London) and McClure, Phillips & Co. (New York), 1902.

Discussion Questions

  • Do you think Sherlock Holmes seems more affectionate toward Watson in this story?
  • How important is Sir Henry Baskerville’s American background?
  • How does Holmes’ absence from most of the narrative effect the overall story?
  • Do you think Watson is dependent on Holmes?
  • Are there any similarities between the Dartmoor natives?
  • Do you think this story is more of a fantasy than a mystery?

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