The Moonstone – Wilkie Collins

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The Moonstone

Wilkie Collins

Genre: Fiction & Literature

Publish Date: June 10, 2012

Publisher: Public Domain

Seller: Public Domain


The Moonstone (1868) by Wilkie Collins is a 19th-century British epistolary novel, generally considered The Moonstone (1868) by Wilkie Collins is a 19th-century British epistolary novel, generally considered the first detective novel in the English language. The story was originally serialised in Charles Dickens' magazine All the Year Round. The Moonstone and The Woman in White are considered Wilkie Collins' best novels. Besides creating many of the ground rules of the detective novel, The Moonstone also reflected Collins' enlightened social attitudes in his treatment of the servants in the novel. Collins adapted The Moonstone for the stage in 1877, but the production was performed for only two months.

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