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The Resource The moonstone, Wilkie Collins ; edited with an introduction by Sandra Kemp

The moonstone, Wilkie Collins ; edited with an introduction by Sandra Kemp

Label
The moonstone
Title
The moonstone
Statement of responsibility
Wilkie Collins ; edited with an introduction by Sandra Kemp
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
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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
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Storyline
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Character
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021033
Cataloging source
UkOxU
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1824-1889
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Collins, Wilkie
Dewey number
823.8
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1938-
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Kemp, Sandra
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True
Series statement
Penguin classics
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  • Jewelry theft
  • Police
  • England
Target audience
adult
Label
The moonstone, Wilkie Collins ; edited with an introduction by Sandra Kemp
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000014198312
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
528 pages
Isbn
9780140434088
System control number
(OCoLC)40050753
Label
The moonstone, Wilkie Collins ; edited with an introduction by Sandra Kemp
Publication
Control code
000014198312
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
528 pages
Isbn
9780140434088
System control number
(OCoLC)40050753

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