Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote his famous tale "The Hound of the Baskervilles" in response to popular demand for another Sherlock Holmes story. The legendary curse of the Hound of the Baskervilles warns of a devil-beast that haunts the moors near the Baskerville home on the English moors. But the new heir of the family is determined to disprove the legend and solve the mystery of his uncle's recent death, so he calls on the expertise of Sherlock Holmes and his loyal assistant Dr. Watson. This unique Whole Story edition combines a thrilling mystery with detailed captions and related factual information about Conan Doyle, late-nineteenth century England, and the enormous success of Sherlock Holmes. The background information, illustrations, and photographs all come together to put the story in the context of its era.