Watson speculate on the identity of the owner of a cane that has been left in their office by an unknown visitor.
Searching for streaming and purchasing options Common Sense is a nonprofit organization. Your purchase helps us remain independent and ad-free. Get it now on Searching for streaming and purchasing options A lot or a little? The parents' guide to what's in this book. Educational Value This is arguably the best introduction to detective fiction kids can get.
The quality of writing and plot construction deserve attention in themselves, but equally noteworthy are the characters, settings and plot devices that have become mainstays of the genre ever since: It is also a good introduction to the views and mores of the later Victorian era.
Positive Messages While Doyle wrote his stories as entertainment, both he and his protagonist had a fairly rigorous moral compass, along with some sense of realism. Hence, while Holmes is ultimately able to foil the adversary who's seeking to destroy the innocent Sir Henry, the path is neither smooth nor free of consequences, even to Sir Henry himself.
Likewise Watson, tenaciously loyal both to Holmes and to his appointed task. Sir Henry Baskerville, newly arrived from North America to the strange, accursed family estates, shows courage and a generous spirit, particularly in dealing with his longtime family retainers the Barrymores, who turn out to have a family secret of their own and repay him with their own loyalty.
Violence Relatively little violence happens in real time, but its anticipation and aftermath figure prominently in the story.
The Baskerville ancestor who brought about the curse was ostensibly mauled to death by a giant dog; now another Baskerville has died, apparently of fright, with giant paw prints seen in the vicinity of the body. Howls are heard on the moor at night, the new heir receives dire warnings to stay away.
Meanwhile, an escaped murderer is loose on the moor, which also contains numerous patches of deadly quicksand that dooms unwary local ponies.
One man is killed trying to escape the hound, another has a near escape, and the hound himself is killed by Holmes, et al. Sex Besides being a murderer, the villain is both a wife-beater and a cad, as we learn by the end of the story that he's been making false promises of marriage to a woman in the district to advance his plans.
However, while the disapproval of Doyle, Holmes, and Watson is evident, salacious details are not. Language The word "hell" comes up periodically, always with reference to the hound's origins.
Watson, Holmes, and their peers consume wine in moderation. What parents need to know Parents need to know that this is classic Holmes and Watson, and also free of some of the more problematical content that crops up elsewhere in the Sherlock canon e.
Probably more cerebral and less spooky than its many movie treatments, it's still effective at evoking an atmosphere of foreboding, which may be an issue for more sensitive kids. This edition also includes the original illustrations that accompanied the story when it was first serialized in The Strand, a nice atmospheric period detail.
Stay up to date on new reviews. Get full reviews, ratings, and advice delivered weekly to your inbox.Jan 08, · Sherlock and John travel to the moor where local lad Fletcher organizes tourist walks cashing in on the legend of Dartmoor's spectral hound.
Using false I.D. the pair infiltrate Baskerville and are challenged by secretive Major Barrymore but rescued by sympathetic Dr. Frankland, a friend to Henry/10(K). Jan 08, · Title: The Hounds of Baskerville (13 May ) / Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site?
Use the HTML below/10(K). The Hound of the Baskervilles By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Adapted by Steven Canny and John Nicholson for Peepolykus This adaptation of the classic crime novel written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle featuring the detective Sherlock Holmes is a fast-paced, comedic wild ride through the fog-shrouded moors of England.
The Hound of the Baskervilles Arthur Conan Doyle. This text is provided to you “as-is” without any warranty.
No warranties of any kind, expressed or implied, are made to you as to the text or any medium it may be on, including but not limited to warranties of merchantablity or ﬁtness for a particular purpose. But The Hound of the Baskervilles came out seven years after Conan Doyle killed off Holmes, supposedly for good.
And it also came out four years before Conan Doyle officially brought Holmes back to life, in The Return of Sherlock Holmes (). THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES Stage 4 This is perhaps the most famous detective story in the world. Sherlock Holmes is certainly the most famous.