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The Hound of the Baskervilles

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Hound of the Baskervilles first editionFirst edition
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First publication

Literature form

Mystery, crime

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Approx. 58,500 words

Notable lines

Mr. Sherlock Holmes, who was usually very late in the mornings, save upon those not infrequent occasions when he was up all night, was seated at the breakfast table.

— First line

He would talk of nothing but art, of which he had the crudest ideas.


"It is murder, Watson—refined, cold-blooded, deliberate murder."


"The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes."


A hound it was, an enormous coal-black hound, but not such a hound as mortal eyes have ever seen.


"Might I trouble you then to be ready in half an hour, and we can stop at Marcini's for a little dinner on the way?"

— Last line


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