The Moonstone

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Author: William Wilkie Collins
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Size: 50.70 MB
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Languages : en
Pages : 453
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The Moonstone

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Author: Wilkie Collins
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 9781853260445
Size: 56.24 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 434
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Book Description: The Moonstone, a priceless yellow diamond, is looted from an Indian temple and maliciously bequeathed to Rachel Verinder.

The Moonstone

The Moonstone PDF Book Detail:
Author: Wilkie Collins
Publisher: Harper & Brothers
ISBN:
Size: 54.78 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : East Indians
Languages : en
Pages : 223
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Book Description: The Moonstone concerns the huge yellow diamond of the title that 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.

The Moonstone Illustrated Edition

The Moonstone  Illustrated edition PDF Book Detail:
Author: Wilkie Collins
Publisher: Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing
ISBN:
Size: 48.79 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages :
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Book Description: As she turns eighteen years old, Rachel Verinder inherits from her uncle a large Indian diamond. Unaware of both how her uncle acquired it and how important the stone truly is, Rachel openly demonstrates it to public during her birthday party. A couple of hours later she realizes that the diamond had been stolen… Considered the first full length detective novel in English, The Moonstone is an engrossing story and a must-read for anyone with the slightest interest in detective fiction.

The Moonstone

The Moonstone PDF Book Detail:
Author: R. N. Sandberg
Publisher: Dramatic Publishing
ISBN: 9781583420232
Size: 71.82 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : East Indians
Languages : en
Pages : 110
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Book Description: Stolen from the forehead of a Hindu idol, the dazzling gem known as "The Moonstone" resurfaces at a birthday party in an English country home -- with an enigmatic trio of watchful Brahmins hot on its trail. Laced with superstitions, suspicion, humor, and romance, this 1868 mystery draws readers into a compelling tale with numerous twists and turns.

The Man In The Moonstone

The Man in the Moonstone PDF Book Detail:
Author: Melanie Jackson
Publisher: Orca Book Pub
ISBN: 9781551432649
Size: 39.62 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 197
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Book Description: When Dinah Galloway gets a leading role in a musical version of the Wilkie Collins novel, "The Moonstone," she, her friend Pantelli, and her older sister Madge find themselves once again in the middle of a mystery.

The Moonstone El Novel

THE MOONSTONE   EL NOVEL  PDF Book Detail:
Author: WILKIE COLLINS
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The Moonstone

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Author: Wilkie Collins (1824-1889)
Publisher: Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd
ISBN: 9781845570392
Size: 70.79 MB
Format: PDF
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Languages : en
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Agatha Christie Read

Agatha Christie Read PDF Book Detail:
Author: Wilkie Collins
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781499156775
Size: 54.14 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 594
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Book Description: Agatha Christie is known for reading 'the moonstone' and the book was a great influence on her own works. This book was published some 50 odd years prior to her own works being published. With 12 Illustrations to enhance the readers enjoyment. This book was seen as the first book in the series of the traditional detective genre. Instantly recognisable to all Agatha Christie readers will be a number of interesting elements that can truly be said to have influenced the great lady herself. Colonel Herncastle, an unpleasant former soldier, brings the Moonstone back with him from India where he acquired it by theft and murder during the Siege of Seringapatam. Angry at his family, who shun him, he leaves it in his will as a birthday gift to his niece Rachel, thus exposing her to attack by the stone's hereditary guardians, who, legend says, will stop at nothing to retrieve it. Rachel wears the stone to her birthday party, but that night it disappears from her room. Suspicion falls on three Indian jugglers who have been near the house; on Rosanna Spearman, a maidservant who begins to act oddly and who then drowns herself in a local quicksand; and on Rachel herself, who also behaves suspiciously and is suddenly furious with Franklin Blake, with whom she has previously appeared to be enamoured, when he directs attempts to find it. Despite the efforts of Sergeant Cuff, a renowned detective, the house party ends with the mystery unsolved, and the protagonists disperse. During the ensuing year there are hints that the diamond was removed from the house and may be in a London bank vault, having been pledged as surety to a moneylender. The Indian jugglers are still nearby, watching and waiting. Rachel's mother dies, increasing her grief and isolation, and she first accepts and then rejects a marriage proposal from her cousin Godfrey Ablewhite, a philanthropist who was also present at the birthday dinner and whose father owns the bank near Rachel's old family home. Finally Franklin Blake returns from travelling abroad and determines to solve the mystery. He first discovers that Rosanna Spearman's behaviour was due to her having fallen in love with him. She found evidence (a paint smear on his nightclothes) that convinced her that he was the thief and concealed it to save him, confusing the trail of evidence and throwing suspicion on herself. In despair at her inability to make him acknowledge her despite all she had done for him, she committed suicide, leaving behind the smeared gown and a letter he did not receive at the time because of his hasty departure abroad.