The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins - small hardback (Macmillan Collector's Library Edition)
One of the great Victorian novels, The Moonstone is an absolute corker. It has engrossed, entertained and enraptured readers since its first publication in 1868.
Lady Verinder’s uncle gives her the Moonstone – a magnificent diamond as large as an egg – for her eighteenth birthday, but it is not quite the generous gift it first seems. For he obtained it through bloody and nefarious means in India, and legend says the diamond’s guardians will stop at nothing to get it back. When the Moonstone is stolen, an innocent man is accused of the crime. From this simple beginning, Wilkie Collins creates a stunning, complex narrative of dark mystery, suspense and atmosphere – and one of the very first detective stories ever written.
This edition features an introduction by the renowned historian, journalist and author, Judith Flanders.
This elegant and diminutive volume of The Moonstone is from the Macmillan Collector's Library collection. Beautifully produced with gilt edges, a ribbon marker, bespoke illustrated cover and real cloth binding, every Macmillan Collector’s Library hardback adheres to the same high production values. They're small enough to travel with and striking enough to take pride of place on your bookshelf. These much-loved literary classics also make the perfect gift.
Hardback, 688 pages.