The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins audiobook

The Moonstone

By Wilkie Collins
Read by David Thorn

Alcazar AudioWorks
20.35 Hours 1
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In The Moonstone, creditedas the first detective story written in the English language, Wilkie Collinsweaves a classic mystery, told from the perspective of several characters withfirsthand knowledge surrounding the disappearance of a large yellow diamondknown as the Moonstone. The jewel was taken from the room of its young owner,Rachel Verinder, who was bequeathed the diamond by a ne’er-do-well uncle wholooted it from the statue of the Hindu Moon God during the siege ofSeringapatam. Since then, Hindu Priests have been bound and determined torecover the diamond and return it to its rightful place in the forehead of thegod’s statue.

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Summary

Summary

In The Moonstone, creditedas the first detective story written in the English language, Wilkie Collinsweaves a classic mystery, told from the perspective of several characters withfirsthand knowledge surrounding the disappearance of a large yellow diamondknown as the Moonstone. The jewel was taken from the room of its young owner,Rachel Verinder, who was bequeathed the diamond by a ne’er-do-well uncle wholooted it from the statue of the Hindu Moon God during the siege ofSeringapatam. Since then, Hindu Priests have been bound and determined torecover the diamond and return it to its rightful place in the forehead of thegod’s statue.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

"The first and greatest of English detective novels." T. S. Eliot
“Probably the very finest detective story ever written.” Dorothy L. Sayers
“One of the first and most influential detective stories.” Independent (London)

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Author

Author Bio: Wilkie Collins

Author Bio: Wilkie Collins

Wilkie Collins (1824–1889) studied law and was admitted to the bar but never practiced. Instead, he devoted his time to writing and is best known for his novels The Woman in White, No Name, Armadale, and The Moonstone, which has been called the finest detective story ever written. A number of his works were collaborations with his close friend, Charles Dickens. The Woman in White so gripped the imagination of the world that Wilkie Collins had his own tombstone inscribed: “Author of The Woman in White.”

Details

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 20.35
Audience: Adult
Language: English