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The Hound of the Baskervilles

Summary: The Hound of the Baskervilles has combined a traditional detective story genre with elements of a Gothic tale. The many clues of the detective case are made even more interesting by the possibility that a supernatural force could be at work in the form of the evil black hound.
The Hound of the Baskervilles was written in the late 1800's by Arthur Conan Doyle. The Baskervilles had lived at Baskerville Hall for many generations. In the time of the Great Rebellion the master of Baskerville Hall is Hugo Baskerville, a "wild and godless" man, who kidnaps the daughter of a local farmer and locks her up in his estate, while he is drinking with his friends. The girl escapes and is followed by Hugo over the moors, and Hugo is followed by his drunken friends. They find the girl dead from fright and fatigue, and Hugo's body is next to her, as a huge evil black hound, larger than a mastiff, tears open Hugo's throat. From then on, local farmers claim to have seen a terrifying black dog roaming the moors at night in the vicinity of Baskerville Hall. Several of the Baskerville descendents...

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