The Moonstone [NOOK Book]

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Written by Wilkie Collins in 1868, "The Moonstone" is set in Seringapatam, India in 1799. A violent, cruel man named John Hercastle has stolen the large sacred Hindu yellow diamond called the Moonstone. Years before, the diamond has been taken off of the forehead of the Moon-God in a Brahman shrine.

Many years later, back in Britain, Hercastle gives the diamond to a young Englishwoman named Rachel Verinder on the day of her eighteenth ...
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Overview

Written by Wilkie Collins in 1868, "The Moonstone" is set in Seringapatam, India in 1799. A violent, cruel man named John Hercastle has stolen the large sacred Hindu yellow diamond called the Moonstone. Years before, the diamond has been taken off of the forehead of the Moon-God in a Brahman shrine.

Many years later, back in Britain, Hercastle gives the diamond to a young Englishwoman named Rachel Verinder on the day of her eighteenth birthday. Rachel wears the diamond at the party for all to see. That night, the diamond is stolen from her room. Thus begins the saga of The Moonstone and all of the turmoil, unhappiness, misunderstandings and bad luck that it brings.

"The Moonstone" is widely regarded as the precursor to modern mystery and suspense novels. T.S. Eliot called it "the first, the longest and the best of modern English detective novels." Dorothy L. Sayers said it is "Probably the very finest detective story ever written."
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012380081
  • Publisher: Timeless Classic Books
  • Publication date: 4/4/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 415 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2010

    My own personnel Moonstone is....THIS AWESOME BOOK!!!

    O My Gosh. You just love the narrators in the story. Especially sweet, sweet Betteredge!! At first in the mystery i started to hate Lady Verinder and thought that Sergeant Cuff was figuring out the mystery when BAM!!! Sergeant Cuff, the GREAT Sergeant Cuff, had it all wrong!!! It made you want to read on and on and on! But at the same time if you had to stop reading you sort of could-like even though it was soooo annoying as to find it all out you weren't always thinking about it once you had to stop reading it. And then only to think that the actual person who had stolen it was that certain person(totally can't say who!) was astounding!! I mean, they mentioned suspicions towards the person and i myself had had some too but not strong ones so it was it was still sort of hard to believe, and not only that but the person in which the stone was passed onto was also unexpected--and that person's true character was yet also surprising!Gosh, i LOVE THIS BOOK. And heck yeah!!! You better darn read it!! This book is my wonderful treasure---My Moonstone!!

    9 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2011

    Great Classic Mystery

    I love this book! This is a really great story told from several different viewpoints which makes it more interesting. Fans of Victorian literature will not be disappointed!

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2006

    Collins hasn't let me down yet

    I started reading this story about a month and a half ago. For the first 40 pages, I wasn't sure if I could stay interested in the first narrator's tale. But as the story went on, I realized that everything he was saying was key to the mystery. I could hardly put it down even when my eyelids started to droop uncontrollably at night. I was relieved to get sick over the weekend and decided to devour the last half of the book on a Sunday afternoon. It was soooo good, that I even forsook my favorite TV program to finish it. I was BLOWN away by all the events. They got better and better and built up to an amazing finale. The only narrator who annoyed the socks off of me was Miss Clack. But then again, everything she told was key to the story. I was amazed at how each narrator had a voice of their own even though it was all written by ONE person. And when certain evidence was revealed, I gasped from shock as though I was seeing the whole thing with my own eyes. By far, the most incredible, captivating mystery I've ever read. I don't care what anyone else says. The change in narrators keeps you from getting bored with the writing style and I will recommend it to ANYONE and EVERYONE who truly appreciates British literature. Thanks to this book, I'm now going to pursue the rest of his works.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2012

    Well Written

    This was a very entertaining book and despite how long ago it was written seemed more modern at times than it actually is. The book is written in a series of letters that give each character's viewpoint of the story and how it progressed concerning the Moonstone. I only found one character's account a bit trying but I think that was the point as she was a most pompous and sanctimonious individual. Well written.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 7, 2011

    Not bad!

    I love novels from this era, but at points it was difficult to keep reading. I had to remind myself that Collins is the godfather of mystery crime novels and they have come a long way since this one! Knowing that about this story gives you great appreciation for his skill and inspiration this has given others to push the envelope a little farther.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2014

    Not a page turner....

    Moonstone is a long and very well written and presented detective mystery which failed to engage me very much: A well written tale about people who are all decidedly uninteresting.

    I could have put Moonstone down at any given point and not thought about it further. Collins's Moonstone lacks both the genius, flare and humor of Dickens and the warm, personal and utterly engaging style of Conan-Doyle's Holmes stories.

    Consider the three stars "Style Points".

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 9, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    The Genesis of Mystery

    The Moonstone is dated. That's not surprising; it was written over a hundred years ago. But this is the father of all mystery novels, so there's no better place to start than here. A classic, and one every mystery fan should read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 4, 2010

    Moonstone

    Reading this mystery was a pleasant surprise. The plot had all the undertones of England in transition. The characters were unforgetable. The B&N presentation was excellent.
    Thank you very much for offering this very enjoyable and quick reading novel.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Enticing

    I found Wilkie Collins quite by accident on the B&N online shop...well, what a wonderful find. Look for some of his other books.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2005

    Best of Wilkie

    A real page-turner. Better than The Woman in White. Lots of surprises to keep you from putting the book down. A classic!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2014

    The prophecy

    Sun and moon. Night and day. Ash will fall to the ground. And Jaguar will be dragged away. When they meet ,two will come along...the frosty air will chill the bone...the wolf will run away alone...the shade will leave the clan and life alone...a battle is bruing...and only three will be left...but one will come back from the dead...a gift but yet a curse that haunts the victim forever....darkness must be desovled...with the only thing that will keep it down...the love....and when the danger is thought to be long gone...the story had just begun...life and death are one again...though thought to be long forgotten...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2014

    Ash

    I know im a prophicised cat and a starclan chosen cat as well as darkjaguar but does that mean i will kill her?!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2014

    To host

    Yea and pigs fly. I dont believe that anyone and especially you can see into the ROLEPLAYING future and see what at least FIFTY RPERS are roleplaying at once. You sure as heII cant tell me anything about how im going to roleplay or who I roleplay from a dream. Prophetic dreams my a<_> ss. Get your head out of the da<_>mn clouds because if you are dreaming and seeing roleplay and thinking that you can come in with your 'dreams' and other bullsh<_>it and tell me how im supposed to roleplay, you can just shove it up your a<_>ss! Why do we listen to the dumba<_>sses who make prophecies? They include their friends and their cats to become 'special' in the clans that other cats(like me!) Are overshadowed and ignored and have no other choice but to leave because no one gives a da<_>mn abiut any other cat than the ones in the prophecy. So I will not go along with this, and I reccomend everyone else does the same ~ a very fu<_>cking old rper(since 2009)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2014

    To all about prophecy

    It has been moved to '11' res two. Fatespeaker's prophecy

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2014

    Oceanwind

    A she cat padded forward to the stone and with a cry of vengance she slamed aganst it and died

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2014

    DONT RECAMEND THOSE WHO UNDERSTAND UR MESSED UP

    I COULDNT FIND THE FIRST CHAPTER STUPID STUPID ! DONT EVEN TRY TO UNDERSTAND

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2014

    ANSWER ERGENT

    WHT IS THE BOOK ABOUT IT SOUNDS GOOD BUT IS IT REALLY THATS WHY YOU NEED TO ANSWER BEFORE I GET THE BOOK. PLEASE ANSWER BACK TO THIS PERSON - HALO LOVER

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2014

    MOONCLANS BIOS!

    ^^ **?$+@r (moonstar <)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2013

    Flamepelt

    Sandpelt are you here

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2013

    Sandpelt

    Smiles t the app. Ae youva med so?

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