The Hound of the Baskervilles (2nd edition)
The Hound of the Baskervilles (2nd edition)

The Hound of the Baskervilles (2nd edition)

Arthur Conan Doyle; Darryl Jones
  • Sherlock Holmes - rational, scientific, urban - encounters a murder, a terrifying hound, an ancient curse, and a misty and wild moor
  • The most famous and enduringly popular Sherlock Holmes story of all
  • A landmark detective novel in popular culture and one with important things to say about folklore, the Gothic and the supernatural, landscape, and the sense of place
  • A new introduction by Darryl Jones explores the novel's background in colonial history and anxiety and the tension between the rational and the supernatural, spiritual, and folkloric within Doyle's writing and his life
  • Includes a chronology of Arthur Conan Doyle's life and times, and a selected bibliography
  • Richly detailed explanatory notes explain the novel's range of references, and its textual issues and history
  • The first new Oxford edition of this famous story for a generation, and one of a series of new editions of the complete Sherlock Holmes canon

'Mr Holmes, they were the footprints of a gigantic hound!'
The mysterious death of Sir Charles Baskerville brings Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson to Dartmoor in the most famous of all of Arthur Conan Doyle's books. Is Sir Charles the latest victim of the ancestral Curse of the Baskervilles, which summons a demonic hound to stalk the moor and exact vengeance for a past misdeed, or is there a more modern, more prosaic explanation for the sudden death? In The Hound of the Baskervilles, the modern, rational world, and the ancient, supernatural world collide in the novel which brought Sherlock Holmes back from the dead.
This new edition of Conan Doyle's classic mystery is part of a series of new editions of the Sherlock Holmes stories published in Oxford World's Classics. Darryl Jones's Introduction explores the competing worlds of the supernatural and the scientific in the novel and in Arthur Conan Doyle's life, the novel's colonial background and origins, and the role of landscape, folklore, and folk horror in the novel.


Note on the Text
Select Bibliography
Chronology of Arthur Conan Doyle

The Hound of the Baskervilles

Explanatory Notes


By Arthur Conan Doyle; Edited by Darryl Jones.

Darryl Jones is Professor of Modern British Literature and Culture at Trinity College Dublin. He is the author or editor of thirteen books, including the Oxford World's Classics editions of M. R. James's Collected Ghost Stories (2013) and Arthur Conan Doyle's Gothic Tales (2018). His most recent book is Horror: A Very Short Introduction (OUP, 2021). He is currently working on M. R. James, on Arthur Conan Doyle, and on the Anglo-Irish time traveller, J. W. Dunne.


ISBN : 9780198835226

Arthur Conan Doyle; Darryl Jones
224 ページ
130 x 197 mm
Oxford World's Classics





The Hound of the Baskervilles (2nd edition)

The Hound of the Baskervilles (2nd edition)

The Hound of the Baskervilles (2nd edition)