‘The Hound of the Baskervilles’ in The Strand Magazine, Vol. XXII, no. 136
Storage Journal AP 4 S77, V. 22
London: George Newnes
Conan Doyle was able to resign from his work as a doctor from the proceeds of his Sherlock Holmes stories, yet he soon came to resent the great detective as a distraction from what he saw as his true vocation, the penning of historical novels. Doyle attempted to kill the character off in a death struggle with his evil nemesis, Professor Moriarty in ‘The Final Problem’ (1893). However, such was Holmes’s popularity, that Newnes persuaded Doyle to revive the character. Holmes returned to the pages of The Strand in 1901 with The Hound of the Baskervilles, which purported to be a retrospective narrative recounted by a grief-stricken Watson. Doyle famously resurrected his character in 1903’s ‘The Adventure of the Empty House’.
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