The Moonstone

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Called "the first and greatest of English detective novels" by T.S.Eliot, 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
Wrote 12/4/16
Un rompicapo tra Poe e Wallace. Ma pieno di VOFEH.

Ed a un livello letterario molto più alto, paragonabile a quello del suo coetaneo Charles Dickens. E pieno di VOFEH = Very Old Fashioned English Humour, grazie anche alla ottima resa in italiano della traduttrice Adriana Altavilla.

Un mistery d'altri tempi. Eppure, nonostante il linguaggio datato e la narrazione ottocentesca lenta e formale, davvero originale, ironico e con una caratterizzazione e autenticità dei personaggi sorprendente. Non mi stupisco che Collins sia consider...Continua
Wrote 8/5/11
Considered the first detective novel and even though written more than 100 years ago is still fresh and a fabulous read for all who like mystery/detective novels. A unique format of writing and great characters. I enjoyed it a lot but The Woman In Wh...Continua
Wrote 10/29/10
Not a literary masterpiece by any means, but THE MOONSTONE is interesting, especially as it helped shape some of the archetypes we most associate with the mystery/detective genre. A good read for anyone interested in mysteries/detective novels. ...Continua

Sensational novel? Crime story? Exotic literature? A captivating bit of everything.

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