Summer is here and for many of us, that means its time to sit outside and enjoy a good book! We thought we would do a series of some of the places that offer free E-books and share some of the classic books that are available to read for free. We have been sharing the Adventures of Sherlock Holmes…up next we provide links to some of the other books by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle!
The Hound of the Baskervilles
The Hound of the Baskervilles is the third of the crime novels written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle featuring the detective Sherlock Holmes. Originally serialized in The Strand Magazine from August 1901 to April 1902, it is set largely on Dartmoor in Devon in England’s West Country and tells the story of an attempted murder inspired by the legend of a fearsome, diabolical hound of supernatural origin. Sherlock Holmes and his companion Dr. Watson investigate the case. This was the first appearance of Holmes since his intended death in “The Final Problem”, and the success of The Hound of the Baskervilles led to the character’s eventual revival.
In 2003, the book was listed as number 128 of 200 on the BBC’s The Big Read poll of the UK’s “best-loved novel.” In 1999, it was listed as the top Holmes novel, with a perfect rating from Sherlockian scholars of 100.
CLICK HERE to read The Hound of the Baskervilles
These free ebooks are provided by Project Gutenberg eBooks, an online free book service that require no special apps to read, just the regular Web browsers or eBook readers that are included with computers and mobile devices. This means you just click on the link we are sharing and you go straight to the e-book…no downloads, sign ups or giving a credit card!