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The Hound of the Baskervilles Essay The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is a suspenseful mystery novel staged in England during the Victorian Era Robert Daley a novelist who reviews books for the New York Times Book Review states that a novel should entertain the reader teach the reader and emotionally involve the reader In this novel Doyle fulfills one of Daleys requirements by continuously entertaining the reader Similar to many other well-written novels The Hound of the Baskervilles keeps a reader interested by constantly twisting the plot and involving new characters The reintroduction of Sherlock Holmes in the middle of the story created a new edge it rejuvenated the readers want to read on in the story As unexpected as Holmess reintroduction was even more unexpected was the discovery of Jack and Beryl Stapletons previous marriage This discovery created not a plot twist but a twist in the characters and their feelings as well At last in the book came the biggest plot twist of all Jack Stapletons motive to kill Stapletons discovered relation as a Baskerville was so unknown that the reader experiences a personal shock as do the characters in the book A good novel such as this is very entertaining however it must also portray and teach you about the era from which it was written In The Hound of the Baskervilles many informative and accurate pieces of information were described One area in which references were made pertained to fashion during the Victorian Era In the book Sir Arthur Conan Doyle mentioned the top hats that all wealthy professional men wore Another reference was made to the dress of wealthy and professional men when Holmes and Watson were examining the walking stick left behind by Dr Mortimer towards the beginning of the story Transportation was also mentioned in the novel many times To arrive at the town of Devonshire the nervous trio of Sir Henry
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