The Moonstone (Compact Disc)

By Wilkie Collins, James Langton (Narrated by)

Tantor Media Inc, 9781400149445

Publication Date: November 2, 2010

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Description

Called "the first and greatest of English detective novels" by T. S. Eliot, Wilkie Collins's The Moonstone is a masterpiece of suspense. A fabulous yellow diamond becomes the dangerous inheritance of Rachel Verinder. Outside her Yorkshire country house watch the Hindu priests who have waited for many years to reclaim their ancient talisman, looted from the holy city of Somnauth. When the Moonstone disappears, the case looks simple, but in mid-Victorian England no one is what they seem, and nothing can be taken for granted. Witnesses, suspects, and detectives each narrate the story in turn. The bemused butler, the love-stricken housemaid, the enigmatic detective Sergeant Cuff, the drug-addicted scientist-each speculate on the mystery as Collins weaves their narratives together.


About the Author

Wilkie Collins (1824-1889) was an English novelist who critics often credit with the invention of the English detective novel. He is best known as the author of "Moonstone," "The Woman in White," "No Name," and "Armadale."

Actor and musician James Langton, an "AudioFile" Earphones Award winner, has performed many voice-overs and narrated numerous audiobooks, including the international bestseller "The Brotherhood of the Holy Shroud" by Julia Navarro and "The Demon's Lexicon" by Sarah Rees Brennan.


Praise For The Moonstone

"The first and greatest of English detective novels." ---T. S. Eliot

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