The Hound of the Baskervilles


Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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The Hound of the Baskervilles Characters

Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes is a private detective who conducts his work alongside Dr. John Watson, who is Holmes’ friend, sidekick, and official chronicler. Dr. James Mortimer, and later, Sir Henry Baskerville himself, hire Holmes… read analysis of Sherlock Holmes

Dr. John Watson

Watson is Sherlock Holmes’ friend and assistant. He serves as the story’s narrator, presenting the plot in a series of first-hand diary entries, letters, and reports written to, or at the request of, Sherlock… read analysis of Dr. John Watson

Sir Henry Baskerville

Sir Henry is alleged to be the last surviving member of the Baskerville line and thus heir to Baskerville Hall following the death of his uncle, Sir Charles Baskerville. Sir Henry was living in… read analysis of Sir Henry Baskerville

Dr. James Mortimer

Dr. Mortimer is a house surgeon who left his London practice in order to set up house and a country practice in the Devonshire moors near Baskerville Hall with his wife and dog. Mortimer is… read analysis of Dr. James Mortimer

Mr. and Mrs. Barrymore

The Barrymores act essentially as one unit, never appearing separately for any length of time. Both of their families have served the Baskerville estate for centuries, and they take great pride in this fact. Nevertheless… read analysis of Mr. and Mrs. Barrymore
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Jack Stapleton

Jack Stapleton is Sir Charles Baskerville’s nephew and Sir Henry Baskerville’s cousin. According to research undertaken by Sherlock Holmes, Stapleton’s father left England for South America as a young man with a bad… read analysis of Jack Stapleton

Laura Lyons

Laura Lyons is a typist in the nearby town of Coombe Tracey. An impetuous young woman, she soon found herself exiled from her family after marrying a man possibly because she became pregnant out of… read analysis of Laura Lyons


Selden is Mrs. Barrymore’s brother and Mr. Barrymore’s brother-in-law. According to Mrs. Barrymore, Selden was overindulged as a child, and this led directly to his criminal life. Shortly before the opening events of… read analysis of Selden

Beryl Stapleton

Beryl Stapleton is Jack Stapleton’s wife, although Jack claims to Dr. Mortimer, Sir Charles Baskerville, Sir Henry Baskerville, Laura Lyons, Dr. Watson, Sherlock Holmes, and others that Beryl is his sister. Although Jack… read analysis of Beryl Stapleton

Sir Charles Baskerville

Sir Charles Baskerville is uncle to Sir Henry Baskerville and Jack Stapleton. He was the master of Baskerville Hall prior to his untimely death, which occurred while fleeing from Jack Stapleton’s hound. He was… read analysis of Sir Charles Baskerville