The Hound of the Baskervilles

The Hound of the Baskervilles Author Arthur Conan Doyle
ISBN-10 1551117223
Year 2006-01-10
Pages 300
Language en
Publisher Broadview Press

The Hound of the Baskervilles (1901–02) is Arthur Conan Doyle’s most celebrated Sherlock Holmes adventure. At the end of the yew tree path of his ancestral home, Sir Charles Baskerville is found dead. Close by are the footprints of a gigantic hound. Called to investigate, Holmes seems to face a supernatural foe. In the tense narration of the detective’s efforts to solve the crime, Conan Doyle meditates on late Victorian and early twentieth-century ideas of ancestry and atavism, the possible biological determination of criminals, the stability of the British landed classes, and the place of the supernatural. Historical documents included with this fully-annotated Broadview edition help contextualize the novel’s debates and reveal its cultural and literary significance as a supreme instance of early detective fiction. Also included is the Conan Doyle short story “The Adventure of the Speckled Band.”

The Hound of the Baskervilles

The Hound of the Baskervilles Author Martin Powell
ISBN-10 9781616551100
Year 2013
Pages 63
Language en
Publisher Dark Horse Comics

The greatest detective of all time investigates the seemingly supernatural in this adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic novel The Hound of the Baskervilles. Martin Powell and Jamie Chase blend modern comics, classic detective fiction, and the adventurous sensibilities of the pulp novel into a delectable Sherlock Holmes mystery that appeals to new readers and old fans alike—an “elementary” addition to any comics library! * A classic Sherlock Holmes mystery!

The Hound of the Baskervilles and the Valley of Fear

The Hound of the Baskervilles and the Valley of Fear Author Arthur Conan Doyle
ISBN-10 1840224002
Year 1999-01-01
Pages 145
Language en
Publisher Wordsworth Editions

The Hound of the Baskervilles features the world's greatest detective, Sherlock Holmes, in his most challenging case. The book also features Doyles's Last Holmes novel, The Valley of Fear, which provides the great detective with a most perplexing case and opens with a vile murder.

The Hound of the Baskervilles

The Hound of the Baskervilles Author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
ISBN-10 9780486110561
Year 2012-02-29
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher Courier Corporation

A deadly curse in the form of a legendary ferocious beast continues to claim its victims from the Baskerville family until Holmes and Watson intervene. Often called the best detective story ever written.

The Sign of Four

The Sign of Four Author Arthur Conan Doyle
ISBN-10 9781551118376
Year 2010-07-08
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Broadview Press

Arthur Conan Doyle's second Sherlock Holmes novel is both a detective story and an imperial romance. Ostensibly the story of Mary Morstan, a beautiful young woman enlisting the help of Holmes to find her vanished father and solve the mystery of her receipt of a perfect pearl on the same date each year, it gradually uncovers a tale of treachery and human greed. The action audaciously ranges from penal settlements on the Andaman Islands to the suburban comfort of South London, and from the opium-fuelled violence of Agra Fort during the Indian 'Mutiny' to the cocaine-induced contemplation of Holmes' own Baker Street. This Broadview Edition places Doyle's tale in the cultural, political, and social contexts of late nineteenth-century colonialism and imperialism. The appendices provide a wealth of relevant extracts from hard-to-find sources, including official reports, memoirs, newspaper editorials, and anthropological studies.

Imagining Crime

Imagining Crime Author Dr Alison Young
ISBN-10 1446230058
Year 1995-12-18
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher SAGE

This book offers an original and challenging reading of the crimino-legal complex' - criminology, criminal justice, criminal law, the media and everyday experiences - in the light of cultural studies and feminist theory. Through an exploration of the crisis engendered by the failure of the crimino-legal complex to solve the problems of crime and criminality, Alison Young exposes the cultural dimension of its institutions and practices. She analyzes the far-reaching effects of the cultural value given to crime, showing it to be rooted in a powerful nexus of the body, language, the community and everyday life. Imagining Crime examines a number of key events and issues which have signalled shifts in the representation of crime. These include: criminology's resistance to feminist intervention; the pleasures of reading detective fiction; ambiguities of victimization and social justice in the city; sacrificial structures in the law's response to conjugal homicide; policing the ethnicity of the illegal' immigrant; defensive responses to the limits of representation in the Bulger affair; the governmental strategies of campaigns against single mothers; and the fatalism of the spectacle of HIV/AIDS in criminal justice policy.

The Mysterious Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

The Mysterious Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Author Arthur Conan Doyle
ISBN-10 9780141942605
Year 2004-01-29
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Penguin UK

Sherlock Holmes, the great genius of detection, with his assistant Dr Watson, once more attempts to solve the unsolvable. From the extraordinary case of The Resident Patient to the sinister tale of The Crooked Man, Holmes unravels the most challenging of mysteries. Using his astounding methods of deduction, he outwits the most cunning of thieves and most villainous of murderers. Eight intriguing and mysterious adventures from the world's most famous detective, Sherlock Holmes. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) was born in Edinburgh where he qualified as a doctor, but it was his writing which brought him fame, with the creation of Sherlock Holmes, the first scientific detective. He was also a convert to spiritualism and a social reformer who used his investigative skills to prove the innocence of individuals.

The Hound of the Baskervilles a Study in Scarlet the Sign of Four

The Hound of the Baskervilles  a Study in Scarlet  the Sign of Four Author Arthur Conan Doyle, Sir
ISBN-10 0375712674
Year 2014-12-02
Pages 424
Language en
Publisher Everyman's Library

The first three novels that, in 1887, introduced the world to Sherlock Holmes and his partner, Dr. John Watson, who would go on to become two of the most widely admired characters in all of literature, are presented here in one hardcover volume. 10,000 first printing.

How to Study History

How to Study History Author Norman F. Cantor
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105017105763
Year 1967-01-15
Pages 274
Language en
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell

The fundamental methods and principles of historical study are introduced, including the uses of primary and secondary sources and diverse research techniques

Where the Lilies Bloom

Where the Lilies Bloom Author CLEAVER
ISBN-10 9780064470056
Year 1989-10-06
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins

Mary Call has promised her dying father to keep her brother and sisters together forever on the mountain, and never to take any help from strangers. She is determined to keep her word. No matter what. At first she is sure she can manage. Romey, Ima Dean, and Devola help gather herbs to sell in town; the riches of the mountains will surely keep the family clothed and fed. But then winter comes, fast and furious, and Mary Call has to learn that the land where the lilies bloom is also a cruel and unforgiving place, and it may take more than a promise to keep her family together.

The Importance of Being Earnest and Four Other Plays

The Importance of Being Earnest and Four Other Plays Author Oscar Wilde
ISBN-10 159308059X
Year 2003
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Sterling Publishing Company

Oscar Wilde's legendary wit dazzles in The Importance of Being Earnest, one of the greatest and most popular works of drama to emerge from Victorian England. A light-hearted satire of the absurdity of all forms and conventions, this comic masterpiece features an unforgettable cast of characters who, as critic Max Beerbohm observed, speak a kind of beautiful nonsense--the language of high comedy, twisted into fantasy." This collection also includes Oscar Wilde's most famous comedies, Lady Windermere's Fan, A Woman of No Importance, and An Ideal Husband, as well as his poetic tragedy Salomé--all written between 1891 and 1895, Wilde's most creative period. George Bernard Shaw said of Oscar Wilde that he is our most thorough playwright. He plays with everything: with wit, with philosophy, with drama, with actors and audience, with the whole theater."