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Everyman's Library #122: The Moonstone

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Everyman's Library #122: The Moonstone Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

The Moonstone is a stunning yellow diamond the size of a bird's egg that glows like the harvest moon and harbors a flaw in its brilliant depths.  Inherited by the beautiful young Englishwoman Rachel Verinder, it is also a sacred talisman to the Hindu priests who hope to bring it back to their holy city in India, from which it was looted long ago.  The diamond's disappearance sets in motion an intricately plotted mystery.  Wilkie Collins gives the reader all the necessary pieces to the puzzle, but they are so cleverly disguised that his surprise ending takes the breath away. 

   

The elements that make up The Moonstone—a purloined jewel that carries a mysterious curse, an indefatigable British police sergeant, a drama of theft and murder in a spacious country house—have been repeated, in varying guises, throughout much of the avalanche of detective fiction that followed Collins's immensely popular 1868 novel.  But none of those books has surpassed the richness and suspense of the storytelling of The Moonstone, the first detective novel and the continuing standard of its genre.

Introduction by Catherine Peters

(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)

 

Review:

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

Synopsis:

The elements which make up The Moonstone- a purloined Indian jewel which carries with it a mysterious curse, a stolid British police sergeant, a drama of theft and murder in a spacious country home- have been repeated, in slightly varying guises, throughout much of the detective fiction that Wilkie Collins' immensely popular 1868 novel gave birth to.

Synopsis:

(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)

Introduction by Catherine Peters

Synopsis:

(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)

Introduction by Catherine Peters

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. xxv-xxvii).

About the Author

Carolyn G. Heilbrun, Avalon Foundation Professor in the Humanities Emerita at Columbia University, has authored scholarly classics such as Writing A Woman's Life. As Amanda Cross she has written numerous bestselling Kate Fansler mysteries including Honest Doubt. She lives in New York City.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679417224
Author:
Collins, Wendell Wilkia
Author:
Collins, Wilkie
Publisher:
Everyman's Library
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Police
Subject:
British and irish fiction (fictional works by
Subject:
England
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Police Procedural
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories
Subject:
Mystery & detective
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Traditional British
Subject:
East Indians
Subject:
Police -- England -- Fiction.
Subject:
Jewelry theft
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Police -- England.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
fiction;mystery;classic;19th century;classics;victorian;novel;crime;literature;england;british;detective;gothic;india;english literature;british literature;english;detective fiction;crime fiction;suspense;thriller;romance;wilkie collins;collins;1860s;thef
Subject:
fiction;mystery;classic;19th century;classics;victorian;novel;crime;literature;england;detective;british;gothic;india;english literature;british literature;english;detective fiction;crime fiction;suspense;thriller;romance;wilkie collins;collins;1860s;thef
Subject:
fiction;mystery;classic;19th century;classics;victorian;novel;crime;literature;england;detective;british;gothic;india;english literature;british literature;english;detective fiction;crime fiction;suspense;thriller;romance;wilkie collins;collins;1860s;thef
Subject:
fiction;mystery;classic;19th century;classics;victorian;novel;crime;literature;england;british;detective;gothic;india;english literature;english;british literature;detective fiction;crime fiction;suspense;thriller;collins;romance;wilkie collins;1860s;thef
Edition Description:
Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
Series:
Everyman's Library Classics & Contemporary Classics
Series Volume:
122
Publication Date:
19921231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
472
Dimensions:
8.32x5.32x1.30 in. 1.25 lbs.

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Product details 472 pages Alfred A. Knopf - English 9780679417224 Reviews:
"Review" by , "The first and greatest of English detective novels."
"Synopsis" by , The elements which make up The Moonstone- a purloined Indian jewel which carries with it a mysterious curse, a stolid British police sergeant, a drama of theft and murder in a spacious country home- have been repeated, in slightly varying guises, throughout much of the detective fiction that Wilkie Collins' immensely popular 1868 novel gave birth to.
"Synopsis" by , (Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)

Introduction by Catherine Peters

"Synopsis" by , (Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)

Introduction by Catherine Peters

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