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Become a member of and you can download five free Franklin Blake gives his beloved, Rachel Verinder a moonstone gem which soon . Compre The Moonstone (English Edition) de Wilkie Collins na Confira também os eBooks mais vendidos, lançamentos e livros digitais. The Standard Ebooks edition of The Moonstone: When a fabulous gem mysteriously goes missing, suspicion abounds and a hunt begins for the guilty party.

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Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. Widely regarded as the precursor of the modern mystery and suspense novels, The Moonstone tells of the events surrounding the disappearance of a my. place in the closing scenes of The Moonstone, the same principle has guided THE circumstances under which The Moonstone was originally written have.

Available Now Description The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins is a 19th-century British epistolary novel, generally considered the first detective novel in the English language. 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 , but the production was performed for only two months. Rachel Verinder, a young English woman, inherits a large Indian diamond on her eighteenth birthday. It is a legacy from her uncle, a corrupt British army officer who served in India. The diamond is of great religious significance as well as being extremely valuable, and three Hindu priests have dedicated their lives to recovering it. The story incorporates elements of the legendary origins of the Hope Diamond or perhaps the Orloff Diamond.

Bruff and I together have hit on the right way of telling it. But I failed to see what I myself had to do with it, so far.

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Franklin proceeded; "and we have certain persons concerned in those events who are capable of relating them. Starting from these plain facts, the idea is that we should all write the story of the Moonstone in turn—as far as our own personal experience extends, and no farther. We must begin by showing how the Diamond first fell into the hands of my uncle Herncastle, when he was serving in India fifty years since.

This prefatory narrative I have already got by me in the form of an old family paper, which relates the necessary particulars on the authority of an eye-witness. The next thing to do is to tell how the Diamond found its way into my aunt's house in Yorkshire, two years ago, and how it came to be lost in little more than twelve hours afterwards.

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Nobody knows as much as you do, Betteredge, about what went on in the house at that time. So you must take the pen in hand, and start the story. If you are curious to know what course I took under the circumstances, I beg to inform you that I did what you would probably have done in my place. I modestly declared myself to be quite unequal to the task imposed upon me—and I privately felt, all the time, that I was quite clever enough to perform it, if I only gave my own abilities a fair chance.

Franklin, I imagine, must have seen my private sentiments in my face.

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He declined to believe in my modesty; and he insisted on giving my abilities a fair chance. Two hours have passed since Mr.

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Franklin left me. As soon as his back was turned, I went to my writing desk to start the story.

There I have sat helpless in spite of my abilities ever since; seeing what Robinson Crusoe saw, as quoted above—namely, the folly of beginning a work before we count the cost, and before we judge rightly of our own strength to go through with it.

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