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The Resource The Moonstone

The Moonstone

Label
The Moonstone
Title
The Moonstone
Statement of responsibility
Wilkie Collins
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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
Summary
Rachel Verrinder receives the stone as a gift and does not realize that it has been passed to her in a sinister form of revenge by John Herncastle who, it transpires, acquired the moonstone by means of murder and theft. The jewel also brings bad luck. The stone disappears on the very night it is given to Rachel, though, and the tale concerns the unveiling of the culprit after the intervention of Sergeant Cuff, a famous London detective
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
021033
Cataloging source
DLC
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1824-1889
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Wilkie Collins
Dewey number
823.8
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1938-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Sutherland, John
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Fiction / Classics
Target audience
adult
Label
The Moonstone
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300004069
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780307422187
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Moonstone
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300004069
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780307422187
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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