The Moonstone

The Moonstone

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The Moonstone is a Victorian mystery novel by Wilkie Collins originally published in 1868. Considered to be the first English detective novel, it tells the story of a large diamond called the Moonstone and the people who aim to have it.

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  • Angela Xiao
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "Historical fiction is not my favorite, but the little I do read tends to be set in Britain. So I can say with confidence that The Moonstone is not among the best there is in this category. While it has an important place in history, it is far from a fave."
  • Paul Barrett
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "The Moonstone is a Victorian mystery novel by Wilkie Collins originally published in 1868.i liked the novel very much "
  • Jerry Guerrero
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "The Moonstone is not for everyone. Atlthough it is a classic it can be tough to digest given the number of eyewitnesss accounts to keep track of. I'm not sure I would consider this a true epistolary format book. A backgound in India or hinduism would also be helpful to best understand this book."
  • May Liang
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "If you like victorian mystery novels, this is the book for you. This is a novel originally published in 1868, one of the first english detective novel. Its about a large diamond and how people are trying to capture it."
  • Cheshta Rao
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "This lovely British detective novel is really an awesome read. There are so many engaging characters and plot twists. You may have a hard time putting it down - I did!"
  • William Flores
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "The Moonstone is arguably one of the greatest books to acquire of you are a huge fan of locked-room mysteries.There is no other book like it, and it will leave you on the edge of your seat throughout it. Wilkie Collins strikes again with this book!"
  • Jeremy Carpenter
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "Excellent classic that touches upon some cool themes from the 19th century. You'll be missing out if you've ever been enchanted by the suspenseful themes and Victorian settings that was a part of the fiction of the period and don't at least crack open The Moonstone. The moment you get to near the end of each page, you're going to want to continue and time will get away from you--take it from one who knows!"
  • Juan Nelson
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "Good"
  • Nathan Hoffman
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "I forced myself to read this Victorian book since it is "the first English detective novel." Honestly, it was such a surprise when it turned out to be one of the Best Books I've ever read. I could not stop raving about it. The story is told by the different characters, and each character has a distinct personality. Collins's ability to capture different perspectives from all of the different characters is impressive. And there is so much humor! The prime narrator is a butler who sees the novel Robinson Crusoe as the, to paraphrase from the movie "You've Got Mail", I Ching of all wisdom. Read this book. You won't be disappointed. I promise!"
  • Thomas Fuller
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "This is an old timey mystery. I got it from a bud of mine in Oregon, who's a huge Sherlock Holmes fan. He sends me stuff like this, I think a bit, to see if I'll actually read it. I did. It was entertaining."
  • Paul Daniels
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "I feel great reading this book, the first English detective novel. Although it was the best, it still had some finesse to it and I liked it quite a bit. Good read for when bored."
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