Read this title for £0.00 with Kindle Unlimited
Enjoy this book and over 1 million titles and thousands of audiobooks on any device with Kindle Unlimited.
Enjoy this book and over 1 million titles and thousands of audiobooks on any device with Kindle Unlimited.

Enjoy this book and over 1 million titles and thousands of audiobooks on any device with Kindle Unlimited. Read now with the free Kindle app
Available on iOS, Android, Mac & PC.
FREE Delivery in the UK.
Usually dispatched within 1 to 3 weeks.
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Dispatch to:
To see addresses, please
Or
Please enter a valid UK postcode.
Or
+ £2.80 UK delivery
Used: Very Good | Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Expedited shipping available on this book. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

The Moonstone (Everyman's Library Classics) Hardcover – 26 Nov 1992

4.3 out of 5 stars 464 customer reviews

See all 368 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
Hardcover, 26 Nov 1992
£10.99
£10.99 £3.98
Note: This item is eligible for click and collect. Details
Pick up your parcel at a time and place that suits you.
  • Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
  • Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
How to order to an Amazon Pickup Location?
  1. Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
  2. Dispatch to this address when you check out
Learn more

Man Booker International Prize 2017
A Horse Walks Into a Bar has won the Man Booker International Prize 2017. Learn more
£10.99 FREE Delivery in the UK. Usually dispatched within 1 to 3 weeks. Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover

Frequently bought together

  • The Moonstone (Everyman's Library Classics)
  • +
  • The Woman in White (Penguin Clothbound Classics)
Total price: £26.57
Buy the selected items together

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.



Product details

  • Hardcover: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Everyman; New Ed edition (26 Nov. 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1857151224
  • ISBN-13: 978-1857151220
  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 3.1 x 21.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (464 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 374,912 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Product description

Review

"The first, the longest, and the best of modern English detective novels in a genre invented by Collins and not by Poe."--T.S. Eliot, author of "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock"

"Probably the very finest detective story ever written."--Dorothy L. Sayers

"Probably the best detective tale in the world."--G. K. Chesterton, author of "The Victorian Age in Literature" -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine andere Ausgabe: Paperback.

Book Description

'The first...and the best of modern English detective novels' T. S. Eliot -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine andere Ausgabe: Paperback.

See all Product description

What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

By Damaskcat HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 9 Feb. 2014
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
A yellow diamond with a curse on it; a young girl trying to choose between two suitors; one of the first detectives in fiction and more twists and turns in the plot than you can shake a stick at not to speak of a huge cast of characters and multiple narrators and you have a fascinating story of theft and murder.

I was surprised how modern this book still is even though it was published over a hundred years ago. I was especially struck by the conversations between Rachel Verrinder and Franklin Blake – her on/off fiancé. I thought the author caught the different voices of his narrators very well indeed and I was never in any doubt who was narrating the story. This is well worth reading even today and it puts some modern crime novelists in the shade.
Comment 18 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Recommended to me by a friend as essential reading after I'd enjoyed "The Suspicions of Mr Whicher" by Kate Summerscale, as one of the blueprints for the detective fiction genre. I found "The Moonstone" to be a real page-turner - a cast of very engaging characters, not all of whom are particularly likeable (step forward the wonderfully awful Miss Clack); a clever plot with cliffhangers a-plenty; and a satisfactory dénouement.

I particularly enjoyed the style of using several different narrators throughout the book to add different viewpoints of the same event, thereby gradually revealing the story and adding twists where previous narrators have omitted key information to suit their own ends. This technique can have the tendency to be clumsy and repetitive, but it was very effective in this novel.

There's also quite a refreshing portrayal of the female characters in this story for the period in which is was written (1860s) - whilst there are some stereotypical Victorian gender roles presented in the views of some of the male characters and the aforementioned Miss Clack, these are often presented in a satirical way so that the reader is invited to laugh at these strict views. The female protagonists on the other hand are mostly presented by the author as strong, assertive characters in their own right, their actions having a pivotal role in the story.

A thoroughly enjoyable read.
Comment 7 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I enjoyed reading The Moonstone, it's a classic read with familiar themes. There's a mystery and foul play. There's investigation and romance. By far one of the best reads from the time and deserves to be included in all the Best Of lists that it is cited in.

If you enjoy a classic novel and are not daunted or put off by the classical use of the English language then this might be to your taste.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Read for my book group this book surprised me. It's characters narrating different sections kept me fascinated from the start and the fascination grew throughout. It would make a fantastic TV drama in the style of Sherlock Holmes and at times was just as challenging to follow. A very satisfactory read.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I am still ploughing through it. It is not my kind of book but I would recommend
it to those who like classical literature. I prefer more modern stuff but am reading it for a reading group. Summed up in one word- tedious!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Found it difficult to read. Too long winded so story got lost
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Enjoyed very much
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I don't seem to have received this!!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews