The Hound of the Baskervilles: Another Adventure of Sherlock Holmes

By Arthur Conan Doyle; W. W. Robson | Go to book overview

EXPLANATORY NOTES
The Hound of the Baskervilles--Another Adventure of Sherlock Holmes was first published in monthly parts in the Strand Magazine, from Aug. 1901 to Apr. 1902, Vols 22/ 23, with 60 illustrations by Sidney Paget (and in the Strand Magazine, New York, from Sept. 1901 to May 1902), as follows:
[Vol. 22]
Aug. 1901 (pp. 123-32): Chapters I-II
Sept. 1901 (pp. 243-54): Chapters III-IV
Oct. 1901 (pp. 363-73): Chapters V-VI
Nov. 1901 (pp. 495-506): Chapters VII-VIII
Dec. 1901 (pp. 603-12): Chapter IX
[Vol. 231
Jan. 1902 (pp. 3-15): Chapters X-XI
Feb. 1902 (pp. 123-30): Chapter XII
Mar. 1902 (pp. 243-52): Chapters XIII-XIV
Apr. 1902 (pp. 363-72): Chapters XIV (contd)-XV

The second American serial rights were handled by the McClure Newspaper Syndicate; the story was serialized during the summer of 1902 in the Louisville Courier-Journal, Pittsburgh Gazette, Philadelphia Sunday Press, Sunny South (Sunday magazine of the Atlanta Constitution), Omaha Sunday World Herald, St Louis Republic Magazine, Boston Sunday Post, New York American and Journal, and the Indianapolis News.

The first book edition was published by George Newnes on 25 Mar. 1902 (i.e. before the final instalment in the Strand), in an edition of 25,000 copies (a Colonial issue was published by Longman's, Green & Co., in their Colonial Library on 2 Apr. 1902) The first American edition was published by McClure, Phillips & Co. on 15 Apr. 1902.

The original MS was sent to the USA for use in S. S. McClure's publicity campaign: individual pages were placed with appropriate salespoint entrepreneurs, so that only a few are known to have survived, often in poor condition as a result of the acid-content of the paper. Fifty thousand copies of the first US edition were sold within ten days, another twenty thousand by June; the American issue of the Strand increased its circulation during the preceding

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • The Hound of the Baskervilles i
  • Oxford World''s Classics ii
  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Acknowledgements vi
  • General Editor''s Preface to the Series vii
  • Introduction xi
  • Note on the Text xxx
  • Select Bibliography xxxi
  • A Chronology of Arthur Conan Doyle xxxvii
  • Chapter 1- Mr Sherlock Holmes 3
  • Chapter 2- The Curse of the Baskervilles 9
  • Chapter 5- Three Broken Threads 41
  • Chapter 7- The Stapletons of Merripit House 61
  • Chapter 8- First Report of Dr Watson 75
  • Chapter 9- The Light upon the Moor 82
  • Chapter 10- Extract from the Diary of Dr Watson 99
  • Chapter 11- The Man on the Tor 109
  • Chapter 12- Death on the Moor 122
  • Chapter 13- Fixing the Nets 136
  • Chapter 14- The Hound of the Baskervilles 146
  • Chapter 15- A Retrospection 157
  • Explanatory Notes 169
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