The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins audiobook

The Moonstone

By Wilkie Collins
Read by James Langton

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200101955

  • ISBN: 9798200101948

  • ISBN: 9798200101962

Runtime: 18.77 Hours
Category: Fiction/Classics
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Called "the first and greatest of English detective novels" by T. S. Eliot, Wilkie Collins's The Moonstone is a masterpiece of suspense. A fabulous yellow diamond becomes the dangerous inheritance of Rachel Verinder. Outside her Yorkshire country house watch the Hindu priests who have waited for many years to reclaim their ancient talisman, looted from the holy city of Somnauth. When the Moonstone disappears, the case looks simple, but in mid-Victorian England no one is what they seem, and nothing can be taken for granted. Witnesses, suspects, and detectives each narrate the story in turn. The bemused butler, the love-stricken housemaid, the enigmatic detective Sergeant Cuff, the drug-addicted scientist—each speculate on the mystery as Collins weaves their narratives together.

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The first and greatest of English detective novels. T. S. Eliot

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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.”

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 18.77
Audience: Adult
Language: English