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.
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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.
Uniquely written adventure mystery
Thoroughly enjoyed the book. The story is told in a fashion of notes and remembrances from different persons of interest. I found it to be superior to most mystery books.
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The author has weaved the story beautifully and culminated the end appropriately like the holy confluence of three rivers the moonstones at its right place after nearly eight centuries,witnessing war peace and whatnot.
Thanks to the author taking me back to nineteenth century with such clarity that events seem real.
Great Writing. Heartfelt reading.