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1 THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

2 I.Development of detective mystery genre A.Early detective stories B.First widely-read detective mystery stories C.1920s: D.1930s and 1940s: Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Murders in the Rue Morgue” (1841) with Detective Dupin Sherlock Holmes (1887) Detective mysteries widely read Golden Age of the Detective Mystery Story

3 II. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle A. Born B. First Holmes book: C. Believed in 1859 in Scotland A Study in Scarlet (1887) spiritualism

4 D.Era ( in Great Britain) when he wrote the Holmes stories: Victorian Era (reign of Queen Victoria – 1837 to 1901) 1. Rigid social classes; emphasis on manners, proper behavior, formality 2. Industrial Revolution has created a new social class – the rich industrialist 3. Advances in science and revolutionary scientific theories (Darwin – 1859) 4. Tales of the supernatural and mystery are popular 5. The British Empire is the greatest power in the world; many colonies

5 Conan Doyle A common portrayal of Watson E. Conan Doyle is similar to Watson

6 III. Sherlock Holmes A. B Uses scientific method in solving crimes: observation and deduction Home 221B Baker Street With Dr. Watson

7 THE SITTING ROOM AT 221B BAKER STREET

8 HOLMES’S DESK

9 WATSON’S DESK

10 C. D. Other information A master of disguise Appearance Opium addict Plays the violin Greatest nemesis: Moriarity Prefers staying at home Many famous phrases: a three-pipe problem The game is afoot! Elementary, my dear Watson. Narrow, deep knowledge

11 IV. The Hound of the Baskervilles – published in 1901 B. Presents an interesting conflict between Holmes’s science and the supernatural C. Appeals to Victorian interest in gothic literature and the supernatural D. Reflects Conan Doyle’s interest in the supernatural A. Published in installments in The Strand

12 Additional information  The book presents a clear picture of late Victorian manners and awareness of social position.  The book’s settings are London and the moors of Dartmoor, which are in Devon.


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