The Moonstone

Wilkie COLLINS (1824 - 1889)

The story concerns a young woman called Rachel Verinder who inherits a large Indian diamond, the Moonstone, on her eighteenth birthday.

The book is widely regarded as the precursor of the modern mystery and suspense novels. T. S. Eliot called it 'the first, the longest, and the best of modern English detective novels'. It contains a number of ideas which became common tropes of the genre: a large number of suspects, red herrings, a crime being investigated by talented amateurs who happen to be present when it is committed, and two police officers who exemplify respectively the 'local bungler' and the skilled, professional, Scotland Yard detective. (Summary from Wikipedia)

Genre(s): Detective Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Prologue Mike Gardom
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Play 01 First Period: Chapter 1 Mike Gardom
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Play 02 First Period: Chapter 2 Mike Gardom
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Play 03 First Period: Chapter 3 Mike Gardom
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Play 04 First Period: Chapter 4 Mike Gardom
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Play 05 First Period: Chapter 5 Mike Gardom
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Play 06 First Period: Chapter 6 Lee Ann Howlett
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Play 07 First Period: Chapter 7 Mike Gardom
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Play 08 First Period: Chapter 8 Mike Gardom
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Play 09 First Period: Chapter 9 Mike Gardom
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Play 10 First Period: Chapter 10 Lee Ann Howlett
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Play 11 First Period: Chapter 11 Graham Redman
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Play 12 First Period: Chapter 12 Gesine
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Play 13 First Period: Chapter 13 Gesine
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Play 14 First Period: Chapter 14 J. M. Smallheer
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Play 15 First Period: Chapter 15 J. M. Smallheer
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Play 16 First Period: Chapter 16 J. M. Smallheer
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Play 17 First Period: Chapter 17 J. M. Smallheer
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Play 18 First Period: Chapter 18 Lee Ann Howlett
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Play 19 First Period: Chapter 19 Lee Ann Howlett
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Play 20 First Period: Chapter 20 Mike Gardom
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Play 21 First Period: Chapter 21 Mike Gardom
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Play 22 First Period: Chapter 22 Mike Gardom
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Play 23 First Period: Chapter 23 Mike Gardom
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Play 24 Second Period: First Narrative I Kristine Bekere
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Play 25 Second Period: First Narrative II Kristine Bekere
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Play 26 Second Period: First Narrative III Kristine Bekere
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Play 27 Second Period: First Narrative IV Kristine Bekere
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Play 28 Second Period: First Narrative V Kristine Bekere
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Play 29 Second Period: First Narrative VI & VII Kristine Bekere
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Play 30 Second Period: First Narrative VIII Kristine Bekere
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Play 31 Second Period: Second Narrative I Joel Poortenga
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Play 32 Second Period: Second Narrative II & III Joel Poortenga
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Play 33 Second Period: Third Narrative I & II Joel Poortenga
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Play 34 Second Period: Third Narrative III Joel Poortenga
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Play 35 Second Period: Third Narrative IV Joel Poortenga
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Play 36 Second Period: Third Narrative V Joel Poortenga
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Play 37 Second Period: Third Narrative VI Joel Poortenga
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Play 38 Second Period: Third Narrative VII Joel Poortenga
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Play 39 Second Period: Third Narrative VIII Joel Poortenga
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Play 40 Second Period: Third Narrative IX Joel Poortenga
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Play 41 Second Period: Third Narrative X Joel Poortenga
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Play 42 Second Period: Fourth Narrative Part 1 Graham Redman
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Play 43 Second Period: Fourth Narrative Part 2 Graham Redman
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Play 44 Second Period: Fourth Narrative Part 3 Graham Redman
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Play 45 Second Period: Fifth Narrative Joel Poortenga
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Play 46 Second Period: Sixth Narrative Joel Poortenga
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Play 47 Second Period: Seventh and Eighth Narratives; Epilogue Justin Brett
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