Wilkie Collins "The Moonstone"

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Wilkie Collins "The Moonstone"



Wilkie Collins

The Moonstone is an ancient Indian diamond which brings disaster to everyone who owns it. Rachel Verinder's uncle gives her the diamond as a birthday present, but that same night it is stolen. The Moonstone is now seen as the first, and one of the best, English detective novels.


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