The Moonstone

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ISBN: OXFORD:590249100
Release Date: 1868
Number of pages: 370

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The Moonstone

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ISBN: 1530981328
Release Date: 2016-04-10
Number of pages: 506
Author: Wilkie Collins

Download and read online The Moonstone in PDF and EPUB Rachel Verinder, a young English woman, inherits a large Indian diamond on her eighteenth birthday. It is a legacy from her uncle, a corrupt British army officer who served in India. The diamond is of great religious significance as well as being extremely valuable, and three Hindu priests have dedicated their lives to recovering it. The story incorporates elements of the legendary origins of the Hope Diamond (or perhaps the Orloff Diamond). Rachel's eighteenth birthday is celebrated with a large party, whose guests include her cousin Franklin Blake. She wears the Moonstone on her dress that evening for all to see, including some Indian jugglers who have called at the house. Later that night, the diamond is stolen from Rachel's bedroom, and a period of turmoil, unhappiness, misunderstandings and ill-luck ensues. Told by a series of narratives from some of the main characters, the complex plot traces the subsequent efforts to explain the theft, identify the thief, trace the stone and recover it.

Collins Classics The Moonstone

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ISBN: 9780007420254
Release Date: 2011-01-01
Number of pages: 614
Author: Wilkie Collins
Publisher: HarperCollins UK

Download and read online Collins Classics The Moonstone in PDF and EPUB The Penguin English Library Edition of The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins 'Here was our quiet English house suddenly invaded by a devilish Indian Diamond - bringing after it a conspiracy of living rogues, set loose on us by the vengeance of a dead man' When Rachel Verinder's birthday present - the Moonstone, a large Indian diamond - is stolen at her party, suspicion and the diamond's mysterious curse seem set to ruin everyone and everything she loves. Only Sergeant Cuff's famous detective skills offer any hope of peace and a future for them all. The intricate plot and modern technique of multiple narrators made Wilkie Collin's 1868 work a huge success in the Victorian sensation genre. With a reconstruction of the crime, red herrings and a 'locked-room' puzzle, The Moonstone was also a major precursor of the modern mystery novel. The Penguin English Library - 100 editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century and the very first novels to the beginning of the First World War.


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ISBN: UOMDLP:aan6369:0001.001
Release Date: 1874
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The Moonstone

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ISBN: BSB:BSB10745624
Release Date: 1868
Number of pages: 354
Author: Wilkie Collins

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The Moonstone A Romance

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ISBN: 9781473375178
Release Date: 2015-06-04
Number of pages: 864
Author: Wilkie Collins
Publisher: Read Books Ltd

Download and read online The Moonstone A Romance in PDF and EPUB "The Moonstone" is Wilkie Collins’ 1868 British epistolary novel. A young English woman called Rachel Verinder inherits a sizable Indian diamond from her uncle on her eighteenth birthday. The diamond is an object of considerable religious importance, the recovery of which is the object of three Hindu priests’ life-long mission. When the jewel is spotted on her person by an Indian Juggler, it is stolen, and an uncanny bout of sadness and bad luck ensues. This book is widely considered to be the first English detective novel, and will appeal to those with an interest in gripping fiction of this ilk. William Wilkie Collins (1824 - 1889) was an English novelist and playwright most famous for writing "The Woman in White". Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now, in an affordable, high-quality, modern edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned biography of the author.

The Moonstone

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ISBN: 1845570391
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Author: Wilkie Collins (1824-1889)
Publisher: Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd

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The Moonstone

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ISBN: 0582430259
Release Date: 1999
Number of pages: 105

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ISBN: 9780374712877
Release Date: 2016-08-02
Number of pages: 160
Author: Sjón
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Download and read online Moonstone in PDF and EPUB The mind-bending miniature historical epic is Sjón's specialty, and Moonstone: The Boy Who Never Was is no exception. But it is also Sjón's most realistic, accessible, and heartfelt work yet. It is the story of a young man on the fringes of a society that is itself at the fringes of the world--at what seems like history's most tumultuous, perhaps ultimate moment. Máni Steinn is queer in a society in which the idea of homosexuality is beyond the furthest extreme. His city, Reykjavik in 1918, is homogeneous and isolated and seems entirely defenseless against the Spanish flu, which has already torn through Europe, Asia, and North America and is now lapping up on Iceland's shores. And if the flu doesn't do it, there's always the threat that war will spread all the way north. And yet the outside world has also brought Icelanders cinema! And there's nothing like a dark, silent room with a film from Europe flickering on the screen to help you escape from the overwhelming threats--and adventures--of the night, to transport you, to make you feel like everything is going to be all right. For Máni Steinn, the question is whether, at Reykjavik's darkest hour, he should retreat all the way into this imaginary world, or if he should engage with the society that has so soundly rejected him.

The Case of the Missing Moonstone The Wollstonecraft Detective Agency Book 1

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ISBN: 9780385754422
Release Date: 2015-01-06
Number of pages: 240
Author: Jordan Stratford
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

Download and read online The Case of the Missing Moonstone The Wollstonecraft Detective Agency Book 1 in PDF and EPUB History, mystery, and science collide in a new series for middle-grade readers, perfect for fans of The Mysterious Benedict Society and Lemony Snicket! Jordan Stratford imagines an alternate 1826, where Ada Lovelace (the world’s first computer programmer) and Mary Shelley (author of Frankenstein) meet as girls and form a secret detective agency! Lady Ada Byron, age eleven, is a genius. Isolated, awkward and a bit rude—but a genius. Mary Godwin, age fourteen, is a romantic. Adventurous, astute, and kind, Mary is to become Ada’s first true friend. And together, the girls conspire to form the Wollstonecraft Detective Agency—a secret constabulary for the apprehension of clever criminals. Their first case involves a stolen heirloom, a false confession, and an array of fishy suspects. But it’s no match for the deductive powers and bold hearts of Ada and Mary. Mystery fans will love this tween girl riff on Sherlock Holmes and John Watson. History buffs will be delighted to see all the real figures who play a role in this story and appreciate the extensive backmatter that helps separate truth from fiction. Parents and educators hoping to promote the STEM fields for girls will be thrilled to have a series where two girls use math, science, and creative analytical thinking to solve crimes. But most especially--emerging readers will love this series filled with humor, action, intrigue and wonderful artwork from Kelly Murphy. From the Hardcover edition.

The moonstone

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ISBN: CHI:086906771
Release Date: 1975
Number of pages: 43
Author: Marion Frances Robinson

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Dominoes Three The Moonstone

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ISBN: 0194248216
Release Date: 2009-12-24
Number of pages: 88
Author: Wilkie Collins
Publisher: OUP Oxford

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The Moonstone and Miss Jones

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ISBN: 9780758279217
Release Date: 2012-09-25
Number of pages: 288
Author: Jillian Stone
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

Download and read online The Moonstone and Miss Jones in PDF and EPUB A master of paranormal deduction--and paramour seduction--Phaeton Black has a knack for bumping into things that go bump in the night, from ghoulies and ghosties to long-leggedy beauties. . . Mooning For The Moonstone Barely escaping the clutches of a succulent succubus, Phaeton Balck returns to London only to get sucked into another unearthly scheme. Professor Lovecraft has been tinkering with the secrets of life and death, replacing body parts with the latest mechanical marvels. To succeed, he needs to tap the power of the fabled Moonstone--and he needs Phaeton's help. Of course, Phaeton would prefer to investigate the more interesting body parts of Miss America Jones. Perhaps, bringing his lady friend along for the ride won't be to too much trouble. . . Shanghaied In Shanghai The bewilderingly beautiful and bountifully gifted daughter of a Cajun witch, Miss Jones is always up for an adventure, especially with Mr. Black as her traveling companion. But when Phaeton is mysteriously shanghaied in Shanghai, America thinks he's run out on her. Stranded in the Orient--and steaming mad--she's prepared to look under every stone for the missing detective. The case has put them both in the most compromising positions, but this time, Miss Jones is on top and Mr. Black is at the bottom. . .of a truly infernal plot. Praise for The Seduction of Phaeton Black "A sexy, supernatural romp!"--Zoë Archer "[A] dark Victorian concoction. . .sexy as hell!"--Ray Garton, author of Live Girls

The Moonstone Facsimile Edition

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ISBN: 9781434472120
Release Date: 2008-05
Number of pages: 520
Author: Wilkie Collins
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

Download and read online The Moonstone Facsimile Edition in PDF and EPUB The Moonstone, a huge yellow diamond, was once stolen from an Indian shrine. Rachel Verrinder receives the stone as a gift and does not realise 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. A maid who is under suspicion commits suicide and Rachel herself seems reticent when it comes to aiding the investigation. Mysterious Indians appear frequently and there is an air of confusion and the unknown until the mystery is eventually solved.

Tales from the Moonstone Inn

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ISBN: 9781291344455
Release Date: 2014-02-04
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Author: Francis W. Strapp
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

Download and read online Tales from the Moonstone Inn in PDF and EPUB Written in the early 1900s by a down-on-his-luck Englishman living in Australia, this engaging collection of stories is now available in an expanded edition. The 2 novellas presented in this volume – The Moonstone Inn and The Man Who Tossed A Sixpence – are thrillers set in Australia and the South Pacific. Dark schemes, evil deeds and guarded secrets abound, mixed with romance, humour and local colour, not forgetting the dashing heroes and virtuous heroines. The collection includes 3 short stories – The Copenhagen Sails Tonight, The God of Luck and To Save France. Also presented are Strapp’s other surviving writings, such as poems, letters to the press, and draft versions of two novella chapters. Several items in this section are exclusive to this edition. The collection also boasts a foreword by the author’s great-niece, biographical information, and an afterword focusing on the author’s life and the settings for his stories.