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The moonstone

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'the first and greatest of English detective novels' T.S.Eliot A fabulous yellow diamond becomes the dangerous inheritance of Rachel Verinder. Outside her Yorkshire country house watch the Hindu priests who have waited for many years to reclaim their ancient talisman, looted from the holy city of Somnauth. When the Moonstone disappears the case looks simple,but in mid-Victorian England 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 scientist, each speculate on the mystery as Collins weaves their narratives into a masterpiece of construction and suspense. ButThe Moonstone is more than just a detective novel or a murder mystery and this new edition features a fascinating introduction by John Sutherland which discusses the themes of Imperialism, Sensationalism and Mesmerism and the way in which they operate in the novel and within its culturalcontext.
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Full title moonstone
Author collins wilkie
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Last Update 2018-05-26 23:36:46PM
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Diamonds -- India -- Fiction, Downloadable audio books, England -- Fiction, Great Britain -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction, Historical fiction, India -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction, Jewelry theft -- England -- Fiction, Mystery and detective stories, Police -- England -- Fiction, Romantic suspense fiction, Upper class -- England -- Fiction, Young women -- England -- Fiction
title_display The moonstone
title_full The Moonstone, The moonstone / Wilkie Collins, The moonstone / Wilkie Collins ; edited by J.I.M. Stewart, The moonstone / Wilkie Collins ; edited with an introduction by Sandra Kemp, The moonstone / Wilkie Collins ; with an introduction by P.D. James, The moonstone [electronic resource] / Wilkie Collins, The moonstone [sound recording] / Wilkie Collins
title_short The moonstone
topic_facet Audiobooks, Classic Literature, Diamonds, Fiction, History, Jewelry theft, Mystery, Mystery and detective stories, Police, Thriller, Upper class, Young women