Centred around a glorious yellow diamond, THE MOONSTONE tells the story of Rachel Verinder, who inherits the stone on her 18th birthday. That very evening, the diamond is stolen and there begins an epic enquriy into hunting down the thief.
Told from the perspective of 11different characters, Wilkie Collins’ tale of mystery and suspicion was considered the first modern English detective novel at its time of publication.
About The Author
A close friend of Charles Dickens from their meeting in March 1851 until Dickens' death in June 1870, William "Wilkie" Collins was one of the best known, best loved, and, for a time, best paid of Victorian fiction writers. But after his death, his reputation declined as Dickens's bloomed. Now, Collins is being given more critical and popular attention than he has for fifty years. Most of his books are in print - and all are now in e-text - he is studied widely, and new film, television and radio versions of some of his books have been made. All his letters have been published. However, there is still much to be discovered about this superstar of Victorian fiction.