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1 The Hound of Baskervilles
PPt Courtesy: Edited by : S Aiman Hashmi

2 Novel Means “new” First novel written by Daniel Dafoe Robinson Crusoe

3 Elements of a Novel Setting: The time, place and environment in which a story takes place Plot: The series of events in a story that reveal the conflict, crisis and resolution Characters: The people (or things) that take part in the story. Point of View: The perspective from which the story is told Theme: What the author is trying to tell us about the subject of the story Motifs: Recurring idea or theme Red Herring: Obvious solution in a mystery that attempts to throw us off the trail.

4 The Hound of the Baskervilles Vocabulary Words
Erroneous, presume, circumspect, agape, catastrophe, calamity, corroborated, luminous, spectral, executor, apparition  

BY SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE PRESENTATION BY WBA Hound and Holmes Picture. Viewed 7 March

6 Time Line of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Photo. Viewed 7 March Photo of A. C. D. Viewed 6 March

7 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930)
Occupation—Eye specialist (Optometrist) Knighted for his service as British Officer in The Great Boer War First story: A Study in Scarlet Sherlock Holmes modeled after Dr. J. Bell Wrote 60 Holmes stories Tried to kill off Holmes, but was forced by popular demand to “resurrect” him

8 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930)
Influenced by Edgar Allan Poe (Murder in the Rue Morgue) Wife and son died—resulting in Doyle becoming a Spiritualist Doyle became friends with Harry Houdini, the great escape artist

9 Setting Throughout the book, the setting is in numerous places, but the main location of action is in Devonshire, where Baskerville Hall is placed. This town is described as gloomy and dark at night, but during the day, the area seems to brighten a little bit. “The driver pointed with his whip. ‘Baskerville Hall,’ said he… A few minutes later we had reached the lodge-gates, a maze of fantastic tracery in wrought iron, with weather-bitten pillars on either side, blotched with lichens, and surmounted by the boars’ heads of the Baskervilles”(p ). The Hound of the Baskervilles Picture. Viewed 6 March

10 Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Holmes is a very interesting character. He is witty and clever. The most important trait of the detective is that he figures out the most detailed facts about a mystery that no one would even think to bother about using his powers of deduction. “Sherlock Holmes had, in a very remarkable degree, the power of detaching his mind at will”(p. 39).

11 Sherlock Holmes Robert Downey Jr.

12 As the narrator, Dr. Watson accompanies Sherlock Holmes throughout the course of the book. He is a bright man and tries to find the murderer who killed Sir Charles Baskerville. Sometimes Dr. Watson is afraid to speak his mind. Sherlock Holmes sometimes treats Watson like a fool. “I’m afraid, my dear Watson that most of your conclusions are erroneous….to be frank, that in noting your fallacies I was occasionally guided towards the truth.” (pg.11) Dr. Watson Dr. Watson. Viewed 10 March <>

13 The Hound of the Baskervilles Chapter 1-Mr. Sherlock Holmes
221b Baker Street, London Watson examines a forgotten cane Elderly Doc from a hunting club Holmes sarcastically praises Watson and then deduces that: Charing Cross Hospital Young Country Doctor Amiable man Owns medium size dog Unambitious and Forgetful

14 The Hound of the Baskervilles Chapter 1-Mr. Sherlock Holmes
Dr Mortimer arrives with Spaniel Holmes is correct in his analysis Mortimer is a phrenologist (examines skulls) Hopes to consult the 2nd highest expert in London-ouch!

15 The Hound of the Baskervilles Chapter 2-Curse of the Baskervilles
Dr Mortimer presents manuscript (1742) Infamous Hugo Baskerville kidnapped a maiden, she escaped from the tower by climbing down the ivy covered wall Hugo makes a deal w/the Devil Hell hound kills Hugo, one witness dies and two others go insane

16 The Hound of the Baskervilles Chapter 2-Curse of the Baskervilles
Sir Charles was a philanthropist Apparently died of natural causes (heart attack) Dr. Mortimer noticed cigar ashes and the footprints of a gigantic hound Wants advice on what to do with Sir Henry Baskerville

17 The Hound of the Baskervilles Chapter 3-The Problem
NOK: Roger Baskerville-Presumed dead in S. America, Black sheep of family Holmes smokes pipe and consults a map of Devonshire Discusses Supernatural-vs-natural

18 The Hound of the Baskervilles Chapter 4-Sir Henry Baskerville
Anonymous note—warning or threat? Times newspaper clippings (moor) Used short blade scissors In a hurry (words carelessly glued) Hotel pen (sputtering ink)

19 The Hound of the Baskervilles Chapter 4-Sir Henry Baskerville
Henry’s new brown boot is missing Holmes spots bearded man following Henry Cartwright inspects 23 Hotel garbage cans for newspaper clippings

20 The Hound of the Baskervilles Chapter 5-Three Broken Threads
Holmes checks hotel register Henry loses another boot (black) Barrymore has a black beard Holmes sends telegram to Barrymore Henry inherits 740,000 lbs

21 The Hound of the Baskervilles Chapter 5-Three Broken Threads
NOK: James Desmond, a distant cousin, clergyman Holmes sends Watson with Henry to B-ville Hall Cabbie states that Sherlock Holmes was his mysterious passenger

22 The Hound of the Baskervilles Chapter 6-Baskerville Hall
Watson has a list of suspects Warning to Baronet: “Do not go into the moors at night when the powers of evil are exalted.” Selden, the Notting Hill murderer has escaped Moor and Manor are Melancholy Barrymores wish to resign Watson hears a woman crying at night

23 The Hound of the Baskervilles Chapter7-Stapletons of Merripit House
Barrymore lies about crying wife Telegram was delivered to MRS Barrymore Watson meets Stapleton (Naturalist / Entomologist) Stapleton suggests that Sir Charles could have been frightened to death by an ordinary hound

24 The Hound of the Baskervilles Chapter 7-Stapletons of Merripit House-cont
Stapleton warns Watson of the Grimpen Mire Claims that he is the only one that can navigate past the quicksand They hear a low moan arising from the moor Beryl Stapleton warns Watson to “Go back to London…!”

25 The Hound of the Baskervilles Chapter 8-First report of Dr. Watson
Letter format Selden not seen for a “fortnight” Mr. Frankland of Lafter Hall: a litigator and amateur astronomer Henry questions Barrymore about telegram, gives him his wardrobe Watson sees Barrymore creeping down the hall with a candle

26 The Hound of the Baskervilles Chapter 9-2nd report of Dr. Watson
Miss Stapleton averts her head at Henry’s attempt to kiss her Mr. Stapleton reacts like a madman Barrymore signaling into the moor Eliza Barrymore admits Selden is her brother Waston sees the Man on the Tor

27 The Hound of the Baskervilles Chapter 10—Extract from Diary
Aiding and Abetting a felon Barrymore confesses Sir Charles was waiting for a woman, initials L.L Dr. Mortimer, minus spaniel, says L.L. might be Laura Lyons—Frankland the Crank’s estranged daughter Sir Charles has helped her set up a typing business

28 The Hound of the Baskervilles Chapter 11—The Man on the Tor
L.L. is beautiful and freckled P.S.—As you are a gentleman, burn this letter Needed money from Sir Charles to get a divorce from husband she abhorred Frankland has spotted Cartwright (the boy) with his telescope Watson hides in stone hut Holmes recognizes Watson’s cigarette

29 The Hound of the Baskervilles Chapter 12—Death on the Moor
Watson upset that Holmes used him and had not trusted him Miss Stapleton is really Jack’s wife, not sister Stapleton used L.L. to draw out Sir Charles “Sir Henry” is killed by the Hound—Selden is wearing Henry’s tweed suit

30 The Hound of the Baskervilles Chapter 13—Fixing the Nets
Holmes discovers that Stapleton is a member of Baskerville line. Holmes informs Sir Henry about Selden’s death and asks him to do two things 1. pass the message to Stapleton that he and Watson are returning to London. 2. return to walk home on the straight path on the moor upon departing from the dinner that night.

31 The Hound of the Baskervilles Chapter 14—The Hound of the Baskervilles
Holmes executed his plan secretly. Holmes and Lestrade remain a short distance back, behind some rocks. Sir Henry walks home as instructed by Holmes. The hound attacks him Holmes shoots the hound to death. Holmes goes to Stapleton’s house and found her beaten and bound. A Phosphorescence mixture was used on the hound and it was Dr Mortimer’s spaniel.

32 The Hound of the Baskervilles Chapter 15—A Retrospection
Stapleton was the son of Rodger Baskerville, born in South America He opened a school in London with the stolen money which failed with a bad reputation. He moved to Devonshire where he came to know about the his family line. He based the crime on the old family legend and bought the vicious hound in London. He used Mrs. Lyons to lure Sir Charles and finally killed him. He stole Sir Henry’s boot so that the hound would have a scent. The preference for an old boot over a new one was Holmes’s clue that the hound was indeed real. Mrs. Stapleton had also come to London. The lingering scent of her perfume on the message helped lead Holmes to the correct suspect. Their servant took care of the hound when they were away. The only thing left that Holmes couldn’t answer was what was Stapleton plan to get the inheritance after getting Sir Henry killed. Anyway the case was SOLVED.

33 Greed In The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the murderer of the book is portrayed through his greed and selfishness. His intentions, or goals, are to obtain the fortune of the late Sir Charles Baskerville. Achieving his goals and obtaining the fortune was due to the murderer’s desire for money and wealth. Money Picture. Viewed 10 March

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