Hound of the Baskervilles - Book

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Reading Level: Grades 8-12 

Lexile Level: 1170L

Setting: England, 1880s

Genre: British Literature, Mystery

Page Count: 256

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Unveil the timeless enigma masterfully woven by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - The Hound of the Baskervilles!
Immerse yourself in the atmospheric narrative that surrounds the untimely demise of Sir Charles Baskerville, the esteemed squire of the ancient Baskerville estate nestled in the rugged landscapes of West England. Dr. Mortimer, a close associate, believes there to be a haunting connection between Sir Charles' death and a long-standing family legend that speaks of a malevolent and monstrous Hound haunting the Baskervilles, seeking retribution for the sins committed by their ancestors. Driven by concerns for the safety of the new Sir Henry Baskerville, the courageous young inheritor of the Baskerville legacy, ancestral home, and family wealth, Dr. Mortimer implores the brilliance and aid of the illustrious detective, Sherlock Holmes.
Holmes assigns his steadfast companion, Dr. Watson, to ensure the protection of Sir Henry within the eerie confines of Baskerville Hall. Amidst the desolate moorland surrounding Baskerville Hall, Dr. Watson finds himself entangled in a complex web of secrets and relentless foreboding. Witness the gripping clash between rationality and scientific reasoning against the backdrop of the supernatural and the eternal struggle of good versus evil, as Sherlock Holmes races against time to unravel the mystery and rescue Sir Henry from impending doom, before history repeats itself.

Book Awards:
#128 on the Big Read List (UK’s top 200)   •   New York Public Library Book of the Century

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Penguin Classics
Recommended Grade Level:
England 1880s
British Literature, Mystery
Page Count:
165 pages
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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