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. The Moonstone transcends the genre of detective novel or murder mystery, though, and this new edition features a fascinating introduction by John Sutherland which discusses the themes of imperialism, sensationalism and mesmerism....Continua
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 considerato tutt'oggi un pionere del genere giallo/poliziesco....Continua
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 White remains my favorite.
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