A novel which reflects the underside of Victorian life. A tale of a stolen jewel, foreign menace and violent death. A telling social portrait.
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The Broadview Literary Texts series is an effort to represent the ever-changing canon of literature in English by bringing together texts long regarded as classics with valuable, though lesser-known literature.From the Back Cover:
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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Book Description Signet Classics, 1995. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0451523946
Book Description Signet Classics, 1984. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0451523946