The Moonstone



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.The Moonstone

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  • Paperback
  • 502 pages
  • The Moonstone
  • Wilkie Collins
  • English
  • 05 October 2017
  • 0199536724

10 thoughts on “The Moonstone

  1. says:

    The Moonstone, generally recognized as the first detective novel despite the appearance of The Notting Hill Mystery a few years before , is not only a work of historical importance but also a work that transcends the genre it created, in the artfulness of its plotting, in its compassionate depiction of servants, and in its enlightened resolution of the theme of the British Empire, its crimes and their consequences.Not that I wish to minimize its historical importance The Moonstone is the first The Moonstone, generally recognized as the first detective novel despite the appearance of The Notting Hill Mystery a few years before ...

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    The Moonstone was published in 1868 and is considered by most people to be the first detective novel Given the novels place in the history of the genre, that alone should put this book on most people s reading lists To sweeten the pot, the plot is compelling, the last hundred pages I couldn t have put the book down for anything I was caught up in the case and wanted to find out the why and the who in the mysterious circumstances surrounding the MOONSTONE.The novel is narrated by several diff The Moonstone was published in 1868 and is considered by most people to be the first detective novel Given the novels place in the history of the genre, that alone should put this book on most people s reading lists To sweeten the pot, the plot is compelling, the last hundred pages I couldn t have put the book down for anything I was caught up in the case and wanted to find out the why and the who in the mysterious circumstances surrounding the MOONSTONE.The novel is narrated by several different people My favorite was Gabriel Better...

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    4.5 stars, rounding up, for this 1868 Victorian era mystery, often considered the first English language detective novel Wilkie Collins spins a literary web that starts out slowly but then inexorably pulls you in I finished the last half of the book in one extended readathon He has a gift for writing as vastly different characters, who each take a turn telling or writing their part of the story, and a droll, sometimes very sarcastic sense of humor.In 1799 a British soldier steals a large yell 4.5 stars, rounding up, for this 1868 Victorian era mystery, often considered the first English language detective novel Wilkie Collins spins a literary web that starts out slowly but then inexorably pulls you in I finished the last half of the book in one extended readathon He has a gift for writing as vastly different characters, who each take a turn telling or writing their part of the story, and a droll, sometimes very sarcastic sense of humor.In 1799 a British soldier steals a large yellow diamond from a Hindu statute in India, ruthlessly killing three Indian men protecting the statue, and earning him...

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    The following is a recently found letter written by the English author Charles Dickens to his friend Wilkie Collins concerning the latter s newly released 1868 novel The Moonstone Charles Dickens11 Gad s Hill PlaceHingham, KentEnglandNovember 13, 1868Dear Wilkie, I am now pressing my pen against this paper to congratulate you on the success of your excellent new novel, The Moonstone I have just completed reading it and I would like to present you with my opinion that this was, as they say, a tr The following is a recently found letter written by the English author Charles Dickens to his friend Wilkie Collins concerning the latter s newly...

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    The problem with mysteries for me, anyway, is that I don t care who did it Which is a drawback I just think well, it s one of those characters the author has given a name to, it won t be the fourth man back on the upper deck of the omnibus mentioned briefly on page 211 It will be someone with a name And further, it will be someone who you don t think it will be, because that s the whole point You don t think it s going to be that person so it s a surprise So, if it turns out to be the no The problem with mysteries for me, anyway, is that I don t care who did it Which is a drawback I just think well, it s one of those characters the author has given a name to, it won t be the fourth man back on the upper deck of the omnibus mentioned briefly on page 211 It will be someone with a name And further, it will be someone who you don t think it will be, because that s the whole point You don t think it s going to be that person so it s a surprise So, if it turns out ...

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    The Moonstone is known as the first detective novel , and it s a cracking one You can see things invented here that were directly borrowed by future writers Holmes overconfidence and his use of London urchins as agents Agatha Christie s exploration of narrative reliabilityas opposed to Poe s Dupin, which was the first detective storyI know, we re splitting hairs.And if the mystery s not enough for you, how about mysterious Oriental cultures Romance Quicksand Opium This is a lud The Moonstone is known as the first detective novel , and it s a cracking one You can see things invented here that were directly borrowed by future writers Holmes ov...

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    Though Wilkie Collins was long time friends with Charles Dickens, they had drastically different writing styles, and suffered some rough patches in their relationship In a letter to someone, Dickens talks about his thoughts on The Moonstone The construction is wearisome beyond endurance, and there is a vein of obstinate conceit in it that makes enemies of readers What the heck Who s this Dickens guy, anyway What the heck does he know about writing Sheesh I don t know what book the vaunte Though Wilkie Collins was long time friends with Charles Dickens, they had drastically different writing styles, and suffered some rough patches in their relationship In a letter to someone, Dickens talks about his thoughts on The Moonstone The construction is wearisome beyond endurance, and there is a vein of obstinate conceit in it that makes enemies of readers What the heck W...

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    I am thank God constitutionally superior to reason Profit, good friends, I beseech you, by my example It will save you from many troubles of the vexing sort Cultivate a superiority to reason, and see how you pare the claws of all the sensible people when they try to scratch you for your own good I ve wanted to read it since I readThe D Case or The Truth About The Mystery Of Edwin Drood and The Mystery of Edwin Drood. I ve discovered a new favourite author I am happy And the fin I am thank God constitutionally superior to reason Profit, good friends, I beseech you, by my example It will save you from many troubles of the vexing sort Cultivate a superiority to reason, and see how you pare the claws of all the sensible people when they try to scratch you for your own good I ve wanted to read it since I readThe D Case or The Truth About The Mystery Of Edwin Drood and The Mystery of Edwin Drood. I ve discovered a new ...

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    I was torn between giving two stars and three stars to Wilkie Collins s The Moonstone, a book T S Eliot called the first, the longest, and the best of modern English detective novels Longest is perhaps the operative word here, reminding one of Samuel Johnson s comment speaking, in his case, of Milton s Paradise Lost that none ever wished it longer The Moonstone s length, in the end, is its chief and perhaps only major failing Large chunks of the novel seem to drag on and on with I was torn between giving two stars and three stars to Wilkie Collins s The Moonstone, a book T S Eliot called the first, the longest, and the best of modern English detective novels Longest is perhaps the operative word here, reminding one of Samuel Johnson s comment speaking, in his case, of Milton s Paradise Lost that none ever wished it longer The Moonstone s length, in the end, is its chief and perhaps only major failing Large chunks of the novel seem to drag on and on with few advancements being made to the plot in the process The latter parts of the section narrated by Gabriel Betteredge, chief servant to the Verinder household, and almost all of Drusilla Clack s section really could have used some judicious editing.I suspect, though, that long after I forget what a slog much of The Moonstone was to get through, I ll remember its many charms Betteredge is a particularly fun narrator, given his obsession with Daniel Defoe s Robinson Crusoe a book he treats as a cross between the Holy Bible an...

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