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The Moonstone - Wilkie Collins
The Moonstone
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One of the first English detective novels, this mystery involves the disappearance of a valuable diamond, originally stolen from a Hindu idol, given to a young woman on her eighteenth birthday, and then stolen again. A classic of 19th-century literature.
One of the first English detective novels, this mystery involves the disappearance of a valuable diamond, originally stolen from a Hindu idol, given to a young woman on her eighteenth birthday, and then stolen again. A classic of 19th-century literature.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781848376168 (1848376162)
Publisher: Arcturus
Pages no: 464
Edition language: English
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BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it
2.5 The Moonstone
There stood Miss Rachel at the table, like a person fascinated, with the Colonel's unlucky Diamond in her hand. There, on either side of her, knelt the two Bouncers, devouring the jewel with their eyes, and screaming with ecstasy every time it flashed on them in a new light. There, at the opposite s...
Aren's Library
Aren's Library rated it
3.0 The Moonstone (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Good read, rather fascinating.
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd rated it
3.5 An Inside Job
I had no idea that this book existed until my bookclub decided to make it the book of the month. In fact I had never heard of Wilkie Collins until this book was mentioned in passing. As it turns out (or at least according to some of the members of my bookclub) Wilkie lived under the shadow of Charle...
mattries37315
mattries37315 rated it
4.5 The Moonstone
The worst of all events occurs at a young woman’s birthday party, it is neither murder nor theft but scandal! While Victorian readers might have seen the stunning narrative of The Moonstone in those terms, Wilkie Collins’ classic to us today is one of the first detective novels that paved the way f...
C. P. Lesley
C. P. Lesley rated it
The first—and in some ways still the best—detective novel written in English, The Moonstone uses shifting first-person points of view, each one distinct, to trace the tangled history of a jewel of great price. Unlike much nineteenth-century literature, this is an rapidly moving, compelling tale, dis...
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