The Moonstone

by Wilkie Collins | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 1853260444 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingApoloniaXwing of Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin Germany on 11/1/2009
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Journal Entry 1 by wingApoloniaXwing from Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin Germany on Sunday, November 1, 2009
Product Description
The Moonstone, a yellow diamond looted from an Indian temple and believed to bring bad luck to its owner, is bequeathed to Rachel Verinder on her eighteenth birthday. That very night the priceless stone is stolen again and when Sergeant Cuff is brought in to investigate the crime, he soon realizes that no one in Rachel’s household is above suspicion. Hailed by T. S. Eliot as ‘the first, the longest, and the best of modern English detective novels’, The Moonstone is a marvellously taut and intricate tale of mystery, in which facts and memory can prove treacherous and not everyone is as they first appear.

About the Author
Wilkie Collins (1824-1889) began his literary career writing articles and short stories for Dickens' periodicals. He published a biography of his father and a number of plays but his reputation rests on his novels. Collins found his true fictionalmetier in mystery, suspense and crime. He is best known for his novels in the emerging genres of Sensation and Detective fiction.

Journal Entry 2 by wingApoloniaXwing at A fellow BookCrosser, A RABCK -- Controlled Releases on Monday, January 11, 2010

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Happy reading!

Journal Entry 3 by Gnoe from Utrecht, Utrecht Netherlands on Thursday, January 14, 2010
Thank you so much for this RABCK ApoloniaX!

I have wanted to read The Moonstone for quite some time now, I actually participated in a bookcrossing bookring of Wilkie Collins' The Woman in White in 2006, thinking it was The Moonstone... Huh? What I mean is: in 2001 I had read PD James' autobiography 'Time to be in earnest' which mentioned a Collins classic was considered to be the first detective story -- and I took it to be The Woman in White. Of course PD James gives the correct title but I had been careless in remembering it correctly. Thanks to ApoloniaX I'm getting a new chance!

It's a good thing that I checked out my blogpost about The Woman in White, because it reminded me NOT to read the introduction first...

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