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The Moonstone by  Wilkie.  Illustrated By John Sargeant Collins - Hardcover - from Gilt Edge Books (SKU: A2146)

The Moonstone

The Moonstone by  Wilkie.  Illustrated By John Sargeant Collins - Hardcover - from Gilt Edge Books (SKU: A2146)

The Moonstone

by Collins, Wilkie. Illustrated By John Sargeant

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  • near fine
  • Hardcover
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Near Fine
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Middletown, Connecticut: AMerican Education Publications (c.1971) 'The Moonstone' has been called the first of the great English detective novels. its author based his character of Sergeant Cuff on an actual policeman, Inspector Whicher. Two things in particular make this novel an unusual mystery. First, it is realistic about human nature. Sergeant Cuff is not a superman who never makes mistakes. Secondly, 'The Moonstone' is unusual in the way the story is written. The author lets different characters take turns in telling all they know about certain incidents. Like witnesses in court, each character can tell part of the story. The full story is not known until the end of the book. This book is very well illustrated, many illustrations in b/w and nine in full-page colour. Name to fep. A sound, tight, clean book showing minimal edgewear to book extremities.. Hard Cover. Near Fine.

Synopsis

I address these lines - written in India - to my relatives in England.

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On Dec 6 2011, Bragi said:
One of the best detective novels I have ever read. This book is a precursor to all detective classics in English. The style of writing is unique, the way the narration begins and accounts of each and every character that are involved in the plot, is one of the first of its kind. This is a must read book for all those who are interested in detective novels.

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Bookseller
Gilt Edge Books CA (CA)
Bookseller Inventory #
A2146
Title
The Moonstone
Author
Collins, Wilkie. Illustrated By John Sargeant
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
AMerican Education Publications
Place of Publication
Middletown, Connecticut
Keywords
'Lifetime Library'...Favorite Stories For Young Readers Classic-Mystery John Sargeant-Illustrator
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CHILDREN'S; Children's;

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We are now an "internet only" business. Our experience is 14 years in the book trade, much of that as a walk-in shop. We offer courteous, efficient and knowledgeable service. Our inventory will be of interest to the general reader, scholar or the most discriminating collector.

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