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Publisher Comments:

‘When you looked down into the stone, you looked into a yellow deep that drew your eyes into it so that they saw nothing else’

The Moonstone, a yellow diamond looted from an Indian temple and believed to bring bad luck to its owner, is bequeathed to Rachel Verinder on her eighteenth birthday. That very night the priceless stone is stolen again and when Sergeant Cuff is brought in to investigate the crime, he soon realizes that no one in Rachel’s household is above suspicion. Hailed by T. S. Eliot as ‘the first, the longest, and the best of modern English detective novels’, The Moonstone is a marvellously taut and intricate tale of mystery, in which facts and memory can prove treacherous and not everyone is as they first appear.

Sandra Kemp’s introduction examines The Moonstone as a work of Victorian sensation fiction and an early example of the detective genre, and discusses the technique of multiple narrators, the role of opium, and Collins’s sources and autobiographical references.

Synopsis:

Combining a teasing plot with a vivid portrait of Victorian England, Collins makes his characters reveal themselves - and the solution to the mystery - by telling their own stories.

Synopsis:

The Moonstone, a priceless yellow diamond, is looted from an Indian temple and maliciously bequeathed to Rachel Verinder. On her eighteenth birthday her friend and suitor, Franklin Blake, brings the gift to her. That very night, it is stolen again. No one is above suspicion as the idiosyncratic Sergeant Cuff and Franklin piece together a puzzling series of events as mystifying as an opium dream and as deceptive as the nearby Shivering Sand.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140434088
Editor:
Kemp, Sandra
Introduction:
Kemp, Sandra
Author:
Stewart, Jim
Author:
Collins, Wilkie
Author:
Kemp, Sandra
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
London
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Police
Subject:
England
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Police Procedural
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Traditional British
Subject:
Traditional british
Subject:
Country homes
Subject:
Jewelry theft
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Revised
Series:
Penguin Classics
Series Volume:
97-1
Publication Date:
19990631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
528
Dimensions:
7.78x5.14x.95 in. .81 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 528 pages Penguin Books - English 9780140434088 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Combining a teasing plot with a vivid portrait of Victorian England, Collins makes his characters reveal themselves - and the solution to the mystery - by telling their own stories.
"Synopsis" by , The Moonstone, a priceless yellow diamond, is looted from an Indian temple and maliciously bequeathed to Rachel Verinder. On her eighteenth birthday her friend and suitor, Franklin Blake, brings the gift to her. That very night, it is stolen again. No one is above suspicion as the idiosyncratic Sergeant Cuff and Franklin piece together a puzzling series of events as mystifying as an opium dream and as deceptive as the nearby Shivering Sand.

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