Publisher Description

The Moonstone (1868) by Wilkie Collins is a 19th-century British epistolary novel, generally considered The Moonstone (1868) by Wilkie Collins is a 19th-century British epistolary novel, generally considered the first detective novel in the English language. The story was originally serialised in Charles Dickens' magazine All the Year Round. The Moonstone and The Woman in White are considered Wilkie Collins' best novels. Besides creating many of the ground rules of the detective novel, The Moonstone also reflected Collins' enlightened social attitudes in his treatment of the servants in the novel. Collins adapted The Moonstone for the stage in 1877, but the production was performed for only two months.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2012
June 11
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
793
Pages
PUBLISHER
Public Domain
SELLER
Public Domain
SIZE
484.7
KB

Customer Reviews

Lord of LTL ,

Good book

The book was long, but mostly interesting. I came across this book as result of a trivia question. It is considered by many as the first detective novel.

Mr. Scrooge Mcduck ,

Cumbersome

My patience was tried reading this book and it is clear that impulsive readers should look elsewhere. Maybe a classic but not a timeless classic. A good story inside a long novel.

HowlettZhang ,

很一般

幕后黑手作案动机比较合理,但是放在最后揭秘显得比较唐突。
犯罪过程和方法既玄学又狗血,毫无说服力。喝了鸦片酊能治失眠我还能理解,竟然还能让人梦游自动去偷东西,这也太玄学了!赶巧还遇到个正缺钱的黑手。
本来看的原版,实在是太啰嗦了,一大堆无聊的环境描写和内心戏,绝对是在注水。还好这个简版比较紧凑。
推荐给考古人士,不然还是不要看了,因为水平还不如现在的网络小说。

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