October 20: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

October 20: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's "The Hound of Baskerville" | Daily Literary Quotes @ Literary Cobblestones
October 20: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s “The Hound of Baskerville” | Daily Literary Quotes @ Literary Cobblestones

Hello, Cobblers!

Today we look at the work of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of the great Sherlock Holmes and John Watson, and his gothic story “The Hound of Baskervilles“. My knowledge of this particular story is limited to the BBC modern adaptation in Season 2 of Sherlock. I know the creators/writers, Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, are Doyle fanboys, so I believe they stuck pretty closely to the heart of the story. If you are like me, as in you’re ashamed of enjoying a visual adaptation before the written word, then be shamed no longer: The Online Literature Library offers a free HTML copy of “OLL: The Hound of Baskervilles.”

Links, Links, Links

The Literary Omnivore has reviewed/analyzed the story, making some great points: “Review: The Hound of the Baskervilles.”

Next up, a review of Philip Weller’s “The Hound of the Baskervilles: Hunting the Dartmoor Legend,” a literary cartography of the real-life inspiration for Doyle’s story: “Dartmoor: In the footprints of a gigantic hound.”

Finally, a look at the modern adaptation that I mentioned above: “Watson and the Hound – Sherlock Series 2 – BBC.

That’s it for today, friends. I’m currently listening to the new episode of the “Tanis” podcast, and this elevator game is terrifying. If you haven’t listened to “Tanis” yet, learn about it and some of my other favorite scary podcasts: “Podcasts to Accompany Gothic Literature Month.


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