Essay on Atmosphere in The Hound of the Baskervilles

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The Hound of the Baskervilles How does Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle develop and maintain an eerie atmosphere throughout his novel The Hound of the Baskervilles? Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle’s novel, the Hound of the Baskervilles, was originally published as a novel in 1902. This was an age when many people were interested in historical matters to do with things like ancient documents and there ancestors. Many of the popular books were in the supernatural and detective genres. These books were particularly popular with male readers and this is often due to the amount of main characters being male. The Hound of the Baskervilles was originally published episodically in the Strand magazine from August 1901 through to April 1902. Each…show more content…
He locked the maid away. That night he had a party with friends of his, Hugo and his friend’s drank lots of wine and he boasted of this girl he had captured. He staggered upstairs to get the girl, when he unlocked the room he saw that she had escaped. Hugo was furious and ordered for his Horses to be ready for riding, Hugo rode ahead and his friend’s followed over the moorlands, they passed a Shepard who told of Hugo riding past him. The pack continued on to find Hugo lying on the floor next to the maid with a large beast standing over Hugo, there stood a foul thing, a great, black beast, shaped like a hound, yet larger than any hound that ever mortal eye has rested upon and it was plucking at his throat. The tale of the Hound plagued the Baskerville family ever since. The curse is portrayed in a manuscript written by Sir Charles Baskerville, the narrative of this story is very hesitant and this creates suspense and an eerie atmosphere within this chapter. Chapter 2 also tells the reader that Sir Charles Baskerville has died. “Sir Charles Baskerville, whose sudden and tragic death some three months ago created so much excitement in Devonshire.” This prepares the reader for something big to happen and this in time does happen at the end of the Chapter. Dr Mortimer reveals some information he has previously kept secret “Mr. Holmes, they were the footprints of a gigantic hound!” There is an
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