The Hound of the Baskervilles

The Hound of the Baskervilles

A Sherlock Holmes Graphic Novel

Graphic Novel - 2009
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Publisher: New York, NY : Sterling Publishing Co., c2009
ISBN: 9781402770005
Characteristics: 127, v p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 24 cm


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Feb 05, 2010

The Hound of the Baskervilles is probably the best known Sherlock Holmes case. The novel marked Holmes? return after Conan Doyle sent him over the cliffs at Reichenbach Falls in ?The Final Problem.? When Holmes returned in 1901, fans were more than thrilled and Conan Doyle was convinced that the mysteries had to keep coming. The simple reason is that The Hound of Baskervilles has everything that makes a thriller great?a gloomy setting, a gothic tone, a spectral hound that prowls the dark moor, the patriarchal head of an ancient family literally frightened to death, his young brash heir haunted by an eons-old family curse, an escaped lunatic, and a missing boot. Dr. Watson performs his duties as sidekick and narrator to a tee, and Holmes displays some of his very best flashes of deductive brilliance. This graphic novel version presents the mystery is an exciting new light. The creative team of Ian Edginton and I.N.J. Culbard has a history of making over the classics; their colorful reworking of Oscar Wilde?s The Picture of Dorian Gray was a rousing success that sent the duo back to the drawing board with Sherlock Holmes on board this time. The Hound of the Baskervilles: The Graphic Novel is told in the words of Conan Doyle, lovingly tweaked by Edginton to pick the pace up and get the action going. Illustrator Culbard inks a comic-style story that is as atmospheric as the moors where it takes place. The layouts are energetic, the colors dramatic, and you can see the ideas flicking across Holmes? wily features. Creative and true, The Hound of the Baskervilles; The Graphic Novel is both an original way to re-read a beloved classic and an innovative introduction to the masterful world of Sherlock Holmes.


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