Teacher-Written Lesson

The Hound of the Baskervilles Exam/Discussion Questions

  • Written by Sean Fitzpatrick
  • 40 minutes

Lesson Overview

There are few works of literature that bear the prestige and the popularity that surround the stories of Mr. Sherlock Holmes. In fact, the mystery of their power is as great as any found in the canon. Central to these works is the 1901 novel, The Hound of the Baskervilles, providing a rich study in atmosphere, character development, and the rhythm of a masterful plot. Hailed as perhaps the greatest achievements of detective fiction, it is at least a spellbinding tale of suspense featuring a titan of literary creations. If you have a choice of editions, look for ones that feature the original illustrations by Sidney Paget, as well as the annotations by William S. Baring Gould. 

This resource offers a background essay on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and his character Sherlock Holmes, as well as questions ready for use in a high school class studying Hound of the Baskervilles. 

Recommended For

Grade Level: High School

Subject: English, Literature, British Literature

Learner: Homeschooled Students, Classical Education

Tagged as: sherlock holmes,  literature,  english literature,  classical education

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