The Moonstone / Edition 1

The Moonstone / Edition 1

by Wilkie Collins
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1551112434

ISBN-13: 9781551112435

Pub. Date: 03/09/1999

Publisher: Broadview Press

Part Two Of Two Parts

"His eyes, of a steely light grey, had a very disconcerting trick, when they encountered your eyes, of looking as if they expected something more than you were aware of yourself." And thus our introduction to the celebrated Sergeant Cuff, quite possibly the first detective in English fiction.

Published in 1868, and presented to readers as "a

Overview

Part Two Of Two Parts

"His eyes, of a steely light grey, had a very disconcerting trick, when they encountered your eyes, of looking as if they expected something more than you were aware of yourself." And thus our introduction to the celebrated Sergeant Cuff, quite possibly the first detective in English fiction.

Published in 1868, and presented to readers as "a romance," THE MOONSTONE has since become a classic in the mystery genre. The book concerns the disappearance of a sizable diamond, the Moonstone, that once adorned a rare Hindu idol, and has since come into the possession of an English officer.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781551112435
Publisher:
Broadview Press
Publication date:
03/09/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
719
Sales rank:
314,761
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.37(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
William Wilkie Collins: A Brief Chronology
A Note on the Text

The Moonstone

Appendix A: Early Reviews of The Moonstone

  1. Geraldine Jewsbury, The Athenaeum (July 25, 1868)
  2. The Spectator (July 25, 1868)
  3. Nation (September 17, 1868)
  4. The Times (October 3, 1868)
  5. Harper’s New Monthly Magazine (October 1868)
  6. Lippincott’s Magazine (December 1868)

Appendix B: Excerpts from Newspaper Accounts of the Constance Kent/Road-house Murder Case of 1860

  1. The Times (July 3, 1860 to October 2, 1865)
  2. The Sommerset and Wilts Journal (July 21, 1860)

Appendix C: Excerpts from The Times Accounts of the Major Murray/Northumberland Street Case of 1861

  1. The Times (July 13, 1861 to July 26, 1861)

Appendix D: Collins on Indians

  1. “A Sermon for Sepoys.” From Charles Dickens’s Household Words: A Weekly Journal (February 27, 1858)

Appendix E: Letters by Collins Concerning The Moonstone (the Novel and the Play)

Appendix F: The Moonstone (the Play)

Appendix G: Reviews of the Olympic Theatre Performance of Collins’s The Moonstone

  1. The Times (September 21, 1877)
  2. The Illustrated London News (September 22, 1877)
  3. The Athenaeum (September 22, 1877)
  4. The Spirit of the Times, New York (October 6, 1877)

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