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Pierre De Lune: Roman Wilkie Collins

Pierre De Lune: Roman

Wilkie Collins

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ISBN : 9782859403577
510 pages
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“The light that streamed from it was like the light of the harvest moon…”The Moonstone, a yellow diamond of unearthly beauty, originally stolen from a shrine in India, is given to Rachel Verinder as an eighteenth birthday present and, on that sameMore“The light that streamed from it was like the light of the harvest moon…”The Moonstone, a yellow diamond of unearthly beauty, originally stolen from a shrine in India, is given to Rachel Verinder as an eighteenth birthday present and, on that same night, stolen again …T.S. Eliot described The Moonstone as “the first, the longest, and the best of modern English detective novels.” In the infancy of a craft Wilkie Collins grasped the essential ingredients with the confident intuition of a master. Few of his successors have attempted anything on so magnificent a scale- few have equalled his ability at creating mystery, suspense and atmosphere- and hardly any could have maintained the readers interest so unfalteringly over so many pages.Widely regarded as the precursor of the modern mystery and suspense novels, The Moonstone tells of the events surrounding the disappearance of a mysterious, cursed yellow diamond.It contains a number of ideas which became common tropes of the genre, including a crime being investigated by talented amateurs who happen to be present when its committed, and two police officers who exemplify respectively the “Scotland Yard bungler” and the skilled, professional detective.