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Moonstone
By Wilkie Collins

The Moonstone

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Moonstone by Wilkie Collins

Book Description

The moonstone is a yellow diamond of unearthly beauty brought from India and given to Rachel Verrinder as an eighteenth birthday present, but the fabled diamond carries with it a terrible curse.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781857151220
ISBN-10: 1857151224
Format: Hardback
(211mm x 135mm x 31mm)
Pages: 480
Imprint: Everyman's Library
Publisher: Everyman
Publish Date: 26-Nov-1992
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Books By Author Wilkie Collins

Jezebel's Daughter by Wilkie Collins Jezebel's Daughter, Paperback (January 2016)

This suspenseful case study in villainy pits the scheming Madame Fontaine against another strong woman, and a former inmate of Bedlam asylum. With its intricate plot and memorable characters, Jezebel's Daughter shares its sensational nature with Collins's major novels. This edition examines the Victorian fascination with criminality.

Woman in White by Wilkie Collins Woman in White, Paperback (January 2016)

Part of Alma Classics Evergreens series, this edition of The Woman in White includes pictures and an extensive section on Collins's life and works.

Haunted Hotel by Wilkie Collins Haunted Hotel, Paperback (November 2015)

A doctor is visited by a desperate woman with a question: am I evil, or insane? When the letters from Italian servant to his wife in London suddenly cease, she is convinced he has been murdered. In the darkened bedroom of a mouldering palazzo by the Grand Canal, an English lord sickens and suddenly dies. How are these little mysteries connected?

Moonstone by Wilkie Collins Moonstone, Paperback (June 2015)

Part of Alma Classics Evergreen series, The Moonstone is here presented with an extensive section on Collins's life and works.

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Reviews

UK Kirkus Review » An enormous diamond, which once adorned an Indian idol, is stolen and Miss Verinder believes her lover is responsible. Enter Sergeant Cuff, who solves the case. This is the first example of the detective story. (Kirkus UK)


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Author Biography - Wilkie Collins

Wilkie Collins was born in London on 8 January 1824. His father was the landscape painter William Collins. After school he worked for a tea merchant before studying to become a lawyer. In 1848 he published a biography of his father and his first novel, Antonina, followed in 1850. In 1851 he met Charles Dickens who would later edit and publish some of his novels. Collins's novels were extremely popular in his own time as well as now. The Woman in White (1859), No Name (1862), Armadale (1866) and The Moonstone (1868) are his best known works. Collins was linked with two women (one of whom bore him three children) but he never married. He died on 23 September 1889.

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