The Moonstone, a yellow diamond looted from an Indian temple and believed to bring bad luck to its owner, is bequeathed to Rachel Verinder on her eighteenth birthday. That very night the priceless stone is stolen again and when Sergeant Cuff is brought in to investigate the crime, he soon realizes that no one in Rachel's household is above suspicion. Hailed by T. S. Eliot as 'the first, the longest, and the best of modern English detective novels', "The Moonstone" is a marvellously taut and intricate tale of mystery, in which facts and memory can prove treacherous and not everyone is as they first appear.
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The elements which make up The Moonstone- a purloined Indian jewel which carries with it a mysterious curse, a stolid British police sergeant, a drama of theft and murder in a spacious country home- have been repeated, in slightly varying guises, throughout much of the detective fiction that Wilkie Collins' immensely popular 1868 novel gave birth to.
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Descripción Penguin Books, Limited (UK), 1998. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0140620133
Descripción Penguin Classics, 1994. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0140620133
Descripción Penguin Books, Limited (UK), 1998. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería 9780140620139