The Moonstone

The Moonstone

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Widely regarded as the precursor of the modern mystery and suspense novels, The Moonstone tells of the events surrounding the disappearance of a mysterious (and cursed) yellow diamond. T. S. Eliot called it 'the first, the longest, and the best of modern English detective novels'. It contains a number of ideas which became common tropes of the genre, including a crime being investigated by talented amateurs who happen to be present when it is committed, and two police… (plus)

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rooks26
rooks26
29 décembre 2010 17:47

Enthralling novel!
It says above "precursor of the modern mystery & suspense novels". I was not prepared for the writing. Written in 1st person, but by several different people, I was amazed at the ability to believably adopt the point of view,etc. of a trusted family servant, a judgmental spinster, a young lady, etc.
I couldn't put it down!



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Langue: Anglais

Publié en: 1868

Nombre de mots: 194 584 mots (≈ environ 13 heures)

Source: http://www.gutenberg.org

Droits: Domaine Public


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