The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins

"The Moonstone" is a detective novel that revolves around a large, valuable yellow diamond that was stolen from an Indian temple and is now in England. The diamond is bequeathed to a young woman on her eighteenth birthday, but is stolen that same night. The novel follows the investigation of the theft, which is complicated by a series of confusing events and false leads. The resolution involves the unraveling of a tangled web of deception, crime, and colonial guilt.

The 287th greatest book of all time


Published
1868
Nationality
British
Type
Fiction
Pages
400-500
Words
197,790
Original Language
English

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