Friday, March 20, 2009

Quotable - The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Quotable: Weekly Literary QuotationsWelcome to Quotable, a weekly feature at Bookish Ruth. Each Friday I'll share a short passage that caught my attention during that week's reading. I hope you'll enjoy it and perhaps share something that resonated with you during the week.

I've been listening to an audiobook of Hound of the Baskervilles this week, and Stapleton's description of the moor to Watson set me on an almost immediate search for pictures:
"It is a wonderful place, the moor," said he, looking round over the undulating downs, long green rollers, with crests of jagged granite foaming up into fantastic surges. "You never tire of the moor. You cannot think the wonderful secrets which it contains. It is so vast, and so barren, and so mysterious."
-- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Hound of the Baskervilles
I think I agree with him.


  1. This is my very favorite Holmes story and hence the reason that I like Laurie R. King's THE MOOR so much.

  2. I participated this week! Here's mine:

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  4. That is just beautiful...I may join you next week for this one.

  5. This is very cool. I love quotes and I might start participating next week.
    Must go dig up my quote journal, now. :)

  6. Sending an award your way! You can check it out here!

  7. Thanks for posting the picture For some reason, I always thought a moor was swampy and foggy. Now I know.

  8. Thank you for the description of the moor. I needed this quote for a term paper but I was having a hard time finding it in my copy of the book. This helped alot!