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Stolen from the forehead of a Hindu idol, the dazzling gem known as "The Moonstone" resurfaces at a birthday party in an English country home — with an enigmatic trio of watchful Brahmins hot on its trail. Laced with superstitions, suspicion, humor, and romance, this 1868 mystery draws readers into a compelling tale with twists and turns ranging from sleepwalking to experimentation with opium. The suspense and drama is heightened as the narrative passes from one colorful character to the next. Wilkie Collins' masterpiece is particularly distinguished by the appearance of Sergeant Cuff, a prototype of the English detective hero and the harbinger of a popular tradition of sleuthing.

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Suspense, humor, and romance abound in this 1868 mystery, in which a gem stolen from a Hindu shrine resurfaces in an English country home — with a trio of watchful Brahmins hot on its trail.

Synopsis:

Stolen from the forehead of a Hindu idol, the dazzling gem known as "The Moonstone" resurfaces at a birthday party in an English country home — with an enigmatic trio of watchful Brahmins hot on its trail. Laced with superstitions, suspicion, humor, and romance, this 1868 mystery draws readers into a compelling tale with numerous twists and turns.

Synopsis:

Stolen from the forehead of a Hindu idol, the enormous diamond known as the Moonstone resurfaces at a birthday party in an English country home — with an enigmatic trio of watchful Brahmins hot on its trail. Wilkie Collins' 1868 mystery novel abounds in excitement, humor, and romance, and the author's deft characterization and plotting rival those of his close friend, Charles Dickens. The Moonstone is particularly distinguished by the appearance of Sergeant Cuff, possibly the first detective in English fiction and the harbinger of a popular tradition of sleuthing.

About the Author

A prolific author of the Victorian era, Wilkie Collins (1824-89) wrote "sensation" novels. The forerunners of today's detective and suspense fiction, his best-known works include The Moonstone and The Woman in White. Charles Dickens was his lifelong friend and collaborator, and many of Collins' stories first appeared in Dickens' weekly publication, All the Year Round.

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ISBN:
9780486424514
Author:
Collins, Wilkie
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Dover Thrift Editions
Location:
Mineola, N.Y.
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Police
Subject:
England
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Traditional British
Subject:
East Indians
Subject:
Jewelry theft
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Thrift Editions
Series Volume:
no. 11
Publication Date:
20021031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 6
Language:
English
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.19 in 0.81 lb
Age Level:
from 11

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"Synopsis" by ,
Suspense, humor, and romance abound in this 1868 mystery, in which a gem stolen from a Hindu shrine resurfaces in an English country home — with a trio of watchful Brahmins hot on its trail.

"Synopsis" by ,
Stolen from the forehead of a Hindu idol, the dazzling gem known as "The Moonstone" resurfaces at a birthday party in an English country home — with an enigmatic trio of watchful Brahmins hot on its trail. Laced with superstitions, suspicion, humor, and romance, this 1868 mystery draws readers into a compelling tale with numerous twists and turns.
"Synopsis" by , Stolen from the forehead of a Hindu idol, the enormous diamond known as the Moonstone resurfaces at a birthday party in an English country home — with an enigmatic trio of watchful Brahmins hot on its trail. Wilkie Collins' 1868 mystery novel abounds in excitement, humor, and romance, and the author's deft characterization and plotting rival those of his close friend, Charles Dickens. The Moonstone is particularly distinguished by the appearance of Sergeant Cuff, possibly the first detective in English fiction and the harbinger of a popular tradition of sleuthing.
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