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THE HOUND OF BASKERVILLES


Editorial: Penguin Readers
Level 5. 2300 headwords. Upper- Intermediate.
Author: Sr Arthur Con...
an animal that has haunted this family from the outset and that has caused
these terrible deaths.

  At the end of the sto...
Written in: 1901


Author´s Biography

  Conan Doyle was born in 1859 in Edinburgh, Ireland. He had 9 brothers
and sisters...
family members thought that Rodger Baskerville was not married and had no
children, but Stapleton was really a Baskerville...
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  1. 1. THE HOUND OF BASKERVILLES Editorial: Penguin Readers Level 5. 2300 headwords. Upper- Intermediate. Author: Sr Arthur Conan Doyle Written in: 1901 Author Biography Conan Doyle was born in 1859 in Edinburgh, Ireland. He had 9 brothers and sisters but he hadn’t too much contact with them because it was sent to a Catholic church in northern England. He studied medicine and in 1885 and married his first wife, who died in 1906. A year after his wife’s death, he married Jean Leckie. Conan Doyle had five children, two with his first wife and three with his second. In 1981 he moved to London where he was a medical eye doctor until that moment and at this time he decided to spend all his time as a writer and began to develop the successful adventures of Holmes Shelock. Finally he died in 1930 at the age of 71. This novel marks the return of Sherlock after being defeated by his main enemy, Moriarty Conan wanted rid of this character for years, but in the end the audience was eager to return him, and Conan Doyle revived him for this novel with great succesful. I’ve decided to summarize the last chapter of the book because it summarizes the whole book. Summary of chapter 15 This chapter narrates the history of Sherlock Holmes investigating a new crime. The action takes place in Dartmoor, an English town, where the family Baskerville has lived in their Hall for many generations. One day is found in it a death member of that family , called Sr Charles Baskerville, and Sherlock Holmes, begins to investigate it, while the nephew of him , called Sr Henry Baskerville, is installed in that Hall. Over the family Baskerville weighs a cruel curse of deaths generation after generation and is a legend that deals with the Hound of the family,
  2. 2. an animal that has haunted this family from the outset and that has caused these terrible deaths. At the end of the story, Sherlock researchs discovers that a neighbor of this family called Stapleton, is the owner of a gigantic hound used to attack the Baskervilles’s family members. With Sr Charles’s death is lucky and manages to kill him without being discovered the hound, but with the murder of Henry Baskerville ends up being discovered by Sherlock Holmes. Finally Holmes discovers that Stapleton wanted to own the home and heritage of the Baskervilles because this neighbor at the end turns out to be the son of Mr Charles's younger brother, called Rodger. All the family members thought that Rodger Baskerville was not married and had no children. Stapleton was really a Baskerville. Blurbs A really exciting novel, keeps you until the end of the story in suspense and the plot makes you live like you're next to Sherlock and Watson in Dartmoor. Conan Doyle always surprises me. Chapter by chapter you know what will happen. Sherlock is an oldfashioned detective who needs a change by Conan Doyle. The adventures have lost the spark they had in the beginning. Magnificient Conan Doyle. He has returned to life at the best way he knew to Mr Sherlock, with one of the most interesting arguments ever written. The fans missed him a lot and we needed it after all these years. Thank you for return us this wonderful detective. Cristina Moraga Arocas CORR E C TI O N S THE HOUND OF BASKERVILLES Publisher: Penguin Readers Level 5,230 headwords. Upper- Intermediate. Author: Sr Arthur Conan Doyle
  3. 3. Written in: 1901 Author´s Biography Conan Doyle was born in 1859 in Edinburgh, Ireland. He had 9 brothers and sisters but he didn’t have too much contact with them because he was sent to a Catholic convent school in northern England. He studied medicine and in 1885 and married his first wife, who died in 1906. A year after his wife’s death, he married Jean Leckie. Conan Doyle had five children, two with his first wife and three with his second. In 1981 he moved to London where he was a medical eye doctor until that moment and at this time he decided to spend all his time as a writer and began to develop the successful adventures of Holmes Shelock. Finally he died in 1930 at the age of 71. This novel marks the return of Sherlock after being defeated by his main enemy, Moriarty. Conan had wanted to get rid of this character for years, but in the end the readership was so eager to see him back that Conan Doyle revived him for this novel, and with great success. I’ve decided to summarize the last chapter of the book because it summarizes the whole book. Summary of chapter 15 This chapter narrates the story of Sherlock Holmes investigating a new crime. The action takes place in Dartmoor, an English town, where the Baskerville family has lived for many generations. One day they found a dead member of that family , called Sr Charles Baskerville, in the Hall, and Sherlock Holmes, begins to investigate it, while the former’s nephew , called Sr Henry Baskerville, is staying in that Hall. The Baskerville family is the victim of a cruel curse of deaths, generation after generation: a legend that deals with the Hound of the family, an animal that has haunted this family from the outset and that has caused these terrible deaths. At the end of the story, Sherlock research discovers that a neighbor of this family called Stapleton, is the owner of a gigantic hound used to attack the Baskerville family members. With Sr Charles’s death the murderer is lucky and manages to kill him without the hound being discovered, but with the murder of Henry Baskerville he ends up being spotted by Sherlock Holmes. Finally Holmes finds out that Stapleton wanted to own the home and heritage of the Baskervilles because , as we read at the end, this neighbour turns out to be the son of Mr Charles's younger brother, called Rodger. All the
  4. 4. family members thought that Rodger Baskerville was not married and had no children, but Stapleton was really a Baskerville. Blurbs A really exciting novel, which keeps you in suspense until the end of the story and the plot makes you live like you're next to Sherlock and Watson in Dartmoor. Conan Doyle always surprises me. Chapter by chapter you know what will happen. Sherlock is an old-fashioned detective who needs a change by Conan Doyle. The adventures have lost the spark they had in the beginning. Magnificent Conan Doyle. He has returned to life the best way he knew to Mr Sherlock, with one of the most interesting plots ever written. The fans missed him a lot and we needed it after all these years. Thank you for returning to us this wonderful detective. Cristina Moraga Arocas Good-8

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