Lady Verinders uncle gives her the Moonstone - a magnificent diamond as large as an egg - for her eighteenth birthday, but it is not quite the generous gift it first seems. For he obtained it through bloody and nefarious means in India, and legend says the diamonds guardians will stop at nothing to get it back. When the Moonstone is stolen, an innocent man is accused of the crime and from this simple beginning, Wilkie Collins creates a stunning, complex narrative of dark mystery, suspense and atmosphere - and one of the very first detective stories ever written.

One of the great Victorian novels, The Moonstone has engrossed, entertained and enraptured readers since its first publication in 1868.

Featuring an introduction by the renowned historian, journalist and author, Judith Flanders.
William Wilkie Collins was born in London in 1824. On leaving school, he worked before reading law as a student at Lincoln''s Inn. However his real passion was for writing and, in 1850, he published his first novel, Antonina . In 1851 he met and established a lifelong friendship with Charles Dickens. He wrote over 30 books, as well as...
Title:The Moonstone
Product dimensions:528 pages, 6.05 X 4.59 X 1.28 in
Shipping dimensions:528 pages, 6.05 X 4.59 X 1.28 in
Published:July 13, 2018
Publisher:Pan Macmillan MCL
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781509850907

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