The Moonstone

byWilkie CollinsIntroduction byCarolyn G. Heilbrun

September 11, 2001|
The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins


"The Moonstone is a page-turner," writes Carolyn Heilbrun. "It catches one up and unfolds its amazing story through the recountings of its several narrators, all of them enticing and singular." Wilkie Collins’s spellbinding tale of romance, theft, and murder inspired a hugely popular genre–the detective mystery. Hinging on the theft of an enormous diamond originally stolen from an Indian shrine, this riveting novel features the innovative Sergeant Cuff, the hilarious house steward Gabriel Betteridge, a lovesick housemaid, and a mysterious band of Indian jugglers.

This Modern Library Paperback Classic is set from the definitive 1871 edition.
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.
Title:The Moonstone
Product dimensions:528 pages, 7.96 X 5.15 X 1.09 in
Shipping dimensions:528 pages, 7.96 X 5.15 X 1.09 in
Published:September 11, 2001
Publisher:Random House Publishing Group
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780375757853

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