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The Moonstone (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) : Barnes & Noble Classics - Wilkie Collins

The Moonstone (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)

Barnes & Noble Classics

By: Wilkie Collins, Joy Connolly (Introduction by, NO)

Paperback

Published: 1st August 2005
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&&LDIV&&R&&LDIV&&R&&LDIV&&R&&LI&&RThe Moonstone&&L/I&&R, by &&LB&&RWilkie Collins&&L/B&&R, is part of the &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics&&L/I&&R&&LI&&R &&L/I&&Rseries, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics&&L/I&&R: &&LDIV&&R

  • New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars
  • Biographies of the authors
  • Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events
  • Footnotes and endnotes
  • Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work
  • Comments by other famous authors
  • Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations
  • Bibliographies for further reading
  • Indices & Glossaries, when appropriate
All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics &&L/I&&Rpulls together a constellation of influences-biographical, historical, and literary-to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works.&&L/DIV&&R&&L/DIV&&R&&L/DIV&&R&&LDIV&&R &&L/DIV&&R&&LDIV&&RAlongside Edgar Allan Poe in America, Britain's &&LB&&RWilkie Collins&&L/B&&R stands as the inventor of the modern detective story. &&LI&&RThe Moonstone&&L/I&&R introduces all the ingredients: a homey, English country setting, and a colorfully exotic background in colonial India; the theft of a fabulous diamond from the lovely heroine; a bloody murder and a tragic suicide; a poor hero in love with the heroine but suspected of the crime, who can't remember anything about the night the jewel was stolen; assorted friends, relatives, servants, a lawyer, a doctor, a sea captain-suspects, all; and, most essentially, a bumbling local policeman and a brilliant if eccentric London detective. Adding spice to the recipe are unexpected twists, a bit of dark satire, a dash of social comment, and an unusual but effective narrative structure-eleven different voices relate parts of the tale, each revealing as much about himself (and, in one case, herself) as about the mystery of the missing Moonstone.&&LBR&&R&&LBR&&RFilled with suspense, action, and romance, &&LI&&RThe Moonstone&&L/I&&R is as riveting and intoxicating today as it was when it first appeared more than a century ago.&&L/DIV&&R&&LDIV&&R &&L/DIV&&R&&LDIV&&R&&LDIV&&R&&LB&&RJoy Connolly&&L/B&&R teaches in the Classics Department at New York University. Her recent research includes the history of rhetoric and political thought, and the relationship of literature and ethics. She writes book reviews for the New York Times and other publications.&&L/DIV&&R&&L/DIV&&R&&L/DIV&&R

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ISBN: 9781593083229
ISBN-10: 159308322X
Series: Barnes & Noble Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 544
Published: 1st August 2005
Publisher: Fine Communications,US
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 13.1  x 3.48
Weight (kg): 0.44