When Rachel Verinder turns eighteen she inherits a large and spectacular diamond known as The Moonstone from an uncle who had served in the British Army in India. Unaware of the importance of the diamond in Hindu religion, Rachel wears her new prize on her gown at her birthday celebration. But when Indian performers spot the diamond, Rachel and her cousin Franklin, along with many others, are pulled into a complex web of occurrences all stemming from the precious jewel.
The Moonstone is considered to be one of author Wilkie Collins' best works. Written in the epistolary style, it is often cited as being one of the first detective novels in the English language and was a precursor to the mystery and suspense novels of the twentieth century. It has been adapted numerous times for radio and television.
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Wilkie Collins (Author)
Wilkie Collins (January 8, 1824-September 23, 1889) was the author of thirty novels, more than sixty short stories, fourteen plays (including an adaptation of The Moonstone), and more than one hundred nonfiction pieces. His best-known works are Th...