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The Hound of the Baskervilles

The Hound of the Baskervilles is a Sherlock Holmes novel. It was written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. It was very popular when it was published in 1902, because fans had been waiting a long time for a new Sherlock Holmes story.

The book tells the story of how Holmes and his friend Doctor Watson solve the mystery of the death of Sir Charles Baskerville. In the story, people think that he died because of a family curse, to do with an evil dog.


You can buy this story as a graded reader book (with an audio CD). It is suitable for B2 (Upper Intermediate) level students of English. Get the book here.


fan, noun [C], someone who likes a particular sport or performing art very much, or who admires a famous person
solve, verb, to find the correct answer to a problem or the explanation for something that is difficult to understand
mystery, noun [C], an event, situation etc that people do not understand or cannot explain because they do not know enough about it
curse, noun [C}, a word or sentence used to ask a magical power to do something bad to someone or something
evil, adjective, very bad

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