The Moonstone

The Moonstone

3.9 (59,038 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author)  , Afterword by 

List price: US$15.94

Currently unavailable

We can notify you when this item is back in stock

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks


The Moonstone is a magnificent yellow diamond, 'large as a plover's egg', with a bloody history, which 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 atmosphere. It is one of the cornerstones in the development of crime fiction. The poet and critic T. S. Eliot declared that it was 'the first, the longest and the best of modern English detective novels'. But The Moonstone, which has fascinated readers since its first publication in 1868, is more than a 'whodunnit'; like all Collins' works, it explores, dissects and exposes the society in which he lived. The richness of character and incident are engrossing, entertaining and enlightening. The Moonstone is one of the great Victorian novels.With an Afterword by David Stuart Davies.
show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 688 pages
  • 92 x 150 x 36mm | 281.23g
  • Pan MacMillan
  • Macmillan Collector's Library
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • Revised ed.
  • 1905716052
  • 9781905716050
  • 259,510

About Wilkie Collins

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.
show more

Rating details

59,038 ratings
3.9 out of 5 stars
5 31% (18,157)
4 38% (22,703)
3 23% (13,619)
2 6% (3,294)
1 2% (1,265)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X