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The Moonstone (Oxford World's Classics)

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Publisher Comments:

A fabulous yellow diamond becomes the dangerous inheritance of beautiful young heiress Rachel Verinder. Outside her Yorkshire country house watch the Hindu priests who have waited for centuries to reclaim their ancient talisman, looted from the holy city of Somnauth. When the Moonstone disappears from Rachel's bedroom the case looks simple, but in the world of Wilkie Collins, no one is what they seem, and nothing can be taken for granted.

Witnesses, suspects, and detectives take up the story in turn. The bemused butler, the love-stricken housemaid, the enigmatic detective Sergeant Cuff, the drug-addicted scientists, each speculate on the mystery as Collins weaves their narratives into a cat's-cradle of suspense with a surprise ending which can still take the breath away. This new edition features a wide-ranging introduction by John Sutherland which discusses the themes of imperialism, sensationalism, and mesmerism in the novel and within Victorian society,

Review:

"The first and greatest of English detective novels." T. S. Eliot

Synopsis:

Wilkie Collins is considered to be the father of the mystery novel. The Moonstone is one of the finest detective novels ever written, and Sergeant Cuff the first great detective in fiction.

Synopsis:

A fabulous diamond becomes Rachel Verinder's dangerous inheritance. Outside her house watch the Hindu priests who have waited many years to reclaim their looted talisman. When the Moonstone disappears, the case looks simple, but no-one is what they seem, and nothing can be taken for granted.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [lx]-xli).

About the Author

John Sutherland is Lord Northcliffe Professor of Modern English Literature at University College, London.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780192833389
Editor:
Sutherland, John
Introduction:
Sutherland, John
Introduction:
Sutherland, John
Editor:
Sutherland, John
Author:
Collins, Wilkie
Author:
null, John
Author:
null, Wilkie
Author:
Sutherland, John
Editor:
Sutherland, John
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Location:
Oxford :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Police
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Traditional British
Subject:
East Indians
Subject:
Literature/English | British Literature | 19th C
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
bonded leather over board black 221
Series:
Oxford World's Classics Paperback
Series Volume:
FS-113-99
Publication Date:
20000217
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
14 halftones
Pages:
560
Dimensions:
5 x 7.6 x 1.1 in 0.825 lb

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Product details 560 pages Oxford University Press - English 9780192833389 Reviews:
"Review" by , "The first and greatest of English detective novels."
"Synopsis" by , Wilkie Collins is considered to be the father of the mystery novel. The Moonstone is one of the finest detective novels ever written, and Sergeant Cuff the first great detective in fiction.
"Synopsis" by , A fabulous diamond becomes Rachel Verinder's dangerous inheritance. Outside her house watch the Hindu priests who have waited many years to reclaim their looted talisman. When the Moonstone disappears, the case looks simple, but no-one is what they seem, and nothing can be taken for granted.
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