The Moonstone

The Moonstone

By (author) Wilkie Collins , Afterword by David Stuart Davies


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The Moonstone, a magnificent yellow diamond as "large as a plover's egg" and with a bloody history, has been stolen from the home of Lady Verinder. An innocent man is accused of the crime. From this simple beginning, Wilkie Collins creates a stunning, complex narrative of dark mystery, suspense, and atmospher. It is one of the cornerstones in the development of crime fiction. The poet and critic T.S. Eliot declared it "the first, the longest and the best modern English detective novels." But The Moonstone, which has fascinated readers since its first publication in 1868, is more than a whodunit; like all Collin's works, it explores, dissects, and exposes the society in which he lived. The richness of character and incident are engrossing, entertaining, and enlightening.

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  • Hardback | 688 pages
  • 92 x 150 x 36mm | 281.23g
  • 01 Apr 2015
  • Pan MacMillan
  • Macmillan Collector's Library
  • London
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 1905716052
  • 9781905716050
  • 153,379

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William Wilkie Collins was an English novelist, playwright, and author of short stories. His best-known works are "The Woman in White, The Moonstone, Armadale," and "No Name." Collins was born into the family of painter William Collins in London.

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