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"The first and greatest of English detective novels."
--T. S. Eliot
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. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.See all Product Description
This book suffers from being too lengthy. Agreed that it was the first detective book written but I had to struggle to keep reading. All those narratives could have been shortened. Read morePublished 2 months ago by mallika
Could hae been written in a shorter form - too slow moving for me.Published 4 months ago by Faye Gitter
I always enjoy Wilkie Collins, an originator of the mystery novel.Published 7 months ago by James Vanier
A complex mystery with numerous interesting characters. Slower pace than more modern books. A bit long but still worth the read - intersting social commentaries and humorous... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Lou
This is a real page turner.I thoroughly enjoyed the twists and turns .A fascinating mystery that kept me enthralled.Thank you.Mary.Published on Feb. 1 2013 by Mary
Considered the first English detective novel , this is a cannnot- put-down
book .This is because the reader and the detectives share the same information , cleverly edited by... Read more
I understood that The Moonstone is a classic so I decided to read this to be culturally literate. Well the story line may be interesting but the writing is atrocious. Read morePublished on June 27 2006 by B. Chandler
MoonStone absolutley has you on edge. It's unlike most books, instead of having a slow begining where they introduce all the cahracters, it goes straight to the plot. Read morePublished on May 31 2004 by Sulece
Wilkie Collins is a master storyteller, but like his other masterpiece, THE WOMAN IN WHITE, THE MOONSTONE would have been improved with a bit of editing. Read morePublished on Feb. 21 2004 by Author in the Attic