THE MOONSTONE

THE MOONSTONE

by Wilkie Collins

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Overview

The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins is a 19th-century British epistolary novel, generally considered the first detective novel in the English language. The moonstone of the title is a diamond . It gained its name from its association with the Hindu god of the moon.

The book is widely regarded as the precursor of the modern mystery and suspense novels. T. S. Eliot called it "the first, the longest, and the best of modern English detective novels."


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Product Details

BN ID: 2940013136953
Publisher: Seven Treasures Publications
Publication date: 08/16/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Date of Birth:

December 8, 1824

Date of Death:

September 23, 1889

Place of Birth:

London, England

Place of Death:

London, England

Education:

Studied law at Lincoln¿s Inn, London

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