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THE MOONSTONE

By Wilkie Collins
  • ISBN Code: : 1685231624
  • Publisher : Notion Press
  • Pages : 284
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Notion Press proudly brings to you timeless classics from ancient texts to popular modern classics. This carefully chosen collection of books is a celebration of literature, our tribute to the pioneers, the legends and the giants of the literary world. Apart from being the voice of indie writers, we also want to introduce every reader to read all kinds of literature. In this series, you will find a wide range of books—from popular classics like the works of Shakespeare and Charlotte Brontë to rare gems by the likes of Edith Wharton and James Fenimore Cooper.

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The Moonstone and Miss Jones

By Jillian Stone
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  • Publisher : Kensington Publishing Corp.
  • Book Code : 0758279213
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
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A master of paranormal deduction--and paramour seduction--Phaeton Black has a knack for bumping into things that go bump in the night, from ghoulies and ghosties to long-leggedy beauties. . . Mooning For The Moonstone Barely escaping the clutches of a succulent succubus, Phaeton Balck returns to London only to get sucked into another unearthly scheme. Professor Lovecraft has been tinkering with the secrets of life and death, replacing body parts with the latest mechanical marvels. To succeed, he needs to tap the power of the fabled Moonstone--and he needs Phaeton's help. Of course, Phaeton would prefer to investigate the more interesting body parts of Miss America Jones. Perhaps, bringing his lady friend along for the ride won't be to too much trouble. . . Shanghaied In Shanghai The bewilderingly beautiful and bountifully gifted daughter of a Cajun witch, Miss Jones is always up for an adventure, especially with Mr. Black as her traveling companion. But when Phaeton is mysteriously shanghaied in Shanghai, America thinks he's run out on her. Stranded in the Orient--and steaming mad--she's prepared to look under every stone for the missing detective. The case has put them both in the most compromising positions, but this time, Miss Jones is on top and Mr. Black is at the bottom. . .of a truly infernal plot. Praise for The Seduction of Phaeton Black "A sexy, supernatural romp!"--Zoë Archer "[A] dark Victorian concoction. . .sexy as hell!"--Ray Garton, author of Live Girls

Moonstone Legacy Trilogy

By Diana de Gunzburg
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  • Publisher : eBook Partnership
  • Book Code : 1783016310
  • Total of Pages : 559
  • Category : British
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  • Pdf File: moonstone-legacy-trilogy.pdf

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As the title suggests, The Moonstone Legacy picks up the challenge of the last line of the famous Victorian novel by Wilkie Collins - "e;What will be the next adventure of the Moonstone? Who can tell?"e; The trilogy dives headlong into a compelling family saga as fourteen year-old Lizzy Abercrombie's mother dies in a tragic accident on the full moon. But was it really an accident? Lizzy discovers that her death may be linked to a mysterious family curse. Determined to find the truth, her quest takes her to the Temple of the Moon in India, where she uncovers the terrible past of her ancestor George Abercrombie. But even as she discovers that the curse was just an old wives' tale, the real truth puts her in mortal danger from a succession of ruthless enemies, culminating in a showdown at OneWorld, a sinister spiritual theme park in the desert of Almeria in southern Spain."e;Hugely enjoyable"e;, "e;most entertaining and enlightening"e;, "e;educational"e;, and "e;excellent"e;. These are some of the words used by many reviewers (who include William Dalrymple and Michael Morpurgo) to describe The Moonstone Legacy trilogy. And those are just the words beginning with 'e'. The trilogy defies categorisation - part East/West epic, part historical fiction, part family saga, part mystery adventure, part spiritual exploration and part science fiction, this fascinating multi-faceted book appeals to readers of all ages, colours and creeds, and has them"e;gripped to the pages"e; as they follow Lizzy Abercrombie, the young heroine, through her exciting adventures towards the trilogy's breathtakingly cosmic conclusion.Themes of gender equality and religious tolerance seamlessly meld with explorations of beliefs, multiculturalism and the nature of the universe as this sizzling page-turner literally plays out under the waxing and waning of the moon AA- uniquely, every one of its hundred and seventy chapters shows the exact phase of the moon during which events take place.Praise for the Moonstone Legacy TrilogyAnja C Andersen, Professor of Dark Cosmology, University of Copenhagen "e; 'Why is the universe so suited to life?' In successfully dramatising this compelling question, The Moonstone Legacy takes the reader on a thrilling voyage of mind and imagination, yet at the same time keeps us firmly rooting for our brave, funny and funky heroine through all her terrifying ordeals."e; Michael Berkeley, presenter of BBC Radio 3's "e;Private Passions"e;"e;A compulsive and entertaining read with gripping modulations every few bars. Hugely enjoyable."e; Susyn Blair-Hunt, MsD (Doctor of Metaphysics), Psychic, Astrologer, "e;The Moonstone Legacy is the most entertaining and enlightening book I've read in years! It speaks to all of us on a deep and resounding level, reawakening the childlike wonder and unfettered courage we should all live our lives by. If you read nothing else this year, the transformational power of The Moonstone Legacy is a must!"e; Praise for Book One, The Moonstone Legacy William Dalrymple"e;A most ingenious and imaginative sequel to my favourite Victorian novel."e; Michael Morpurgo"e;A compelling East-West adventure takes us from the Temple of the Moon on the remote coast of Gujarat, India, to an Anglo-Indian mansion on the Yorkshire moors. A sumptuous saga with an exciting cliff-hanger ending."e;Lovereading.co.uk "e;Book of the Month"e; "e;Beginning where Wilkie Collins' classic left off, it's hard to believe The Moonstone Legacy is a debut for the quality of the writing is exceptional and has a real timeless quality about it. The story itself is a terrific mix of mysterious quest and compelling family saga that visits the cultures of both East and West...you will be utterly gripped to the pages."e;

No Name

By Wilkie Collins
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  • Publisher : Phoemixx Classics Ebooks
  • Book Code : 3985941734
  • Total of Pages : 666
  • Category : Political Science
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  • Pdf File: no-name.pdf

Book Short Summary:

No Name Wilkie Collins - Magdalen and her sister Norah, beloved daughters of Mr and Mrs Vanstone, find themselves the victims of a catastrophic oversight. Their father has neglected to change his will, and when the girls are suddenly orphaned, their inheritance goes to their uncle. Now penniless, the conventional Norah takes up a position as a governess, but the defiant and tempestuous Magdalen cannot accept the loss of what is rightfully hers and decides to do whatever she can to win it back. With the help of cunning Captain Wragge, she concocts a scheme that involves disguise, deceit and astonishing self-transformation. In this compelling, labyrinthine story Wilkie Collins brilliantly demonstrates the gap between justice and the law, and in the subversive Magdalen he portrays one of the most exhilarating heroines of Victorian fiction.

The Satapur Moonstone

By Sujata Massey
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  • Publisher : Soho Press
  • Book Code : 161695910X
  • Total of Pages : 360
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 758
  • Pdf File: the-satapur-moonstone.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The highly anticipated follow-up to the critically acclaimed novel The Widows of Malabar Hill. India, 1922: It is rainy season in the lush, remote Sahyadri mountains, where the princely state of Satapur is tucked away. A curse seems to have fallen upon Satapur’s royal family, whose maharaja died of a sudden illness shortly before his teenage son was struck down in a tragic hunting accident. The state is now ruled by an agent of the British Raj on behalf of Satapur’s two maharanis, the dowager queen and her daughter-in-law. The royal ladies are in a dispute over the education of the young crown prince, and a lawyer’s counsel is required. However, the maharanis live in purdah and do not speak to men. Just one person can help them: Perveen Mistry, Bombay’s only female lawyer. Perveen is determined to bring peace to the royal house and make a sound recommendation for the young prince’s future, but she arrives to find that the Satapur palace is full of cold-blooded power plays and ancient vendettas. Too late, she realizes she has walked into a trap. But whose? And how can she protect the royal children from the palace’s deadly curse?

The Moonstone- Play by Wilkie Collins - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)

By Wilkie Collins
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  • Publisher : Delphi Classics
  • Book Code : 1788770986
  • Total of Pages : 96
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 743
  • Pdf File: the-moonstone-play.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This eBook features the unabridged text of ‘The Moonstone- Play by Wilkie Collins - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)’ from the bestselling edition of ‘The Complete Works of Wilkie Collins’. Having established their name as the leading publisher of classic literature and art, Delphi Classics produce publications that are individually crafted with superior formatting, while introducing many rare texts for the first time in digital print. The Delphi Classics edition of Collins includes original annotations and illustrations relating to the life and works of the author, as well as individual tables of contents, allowing you to navigate eBooks quickly and easily. eBook features: * The complete unabridged text of ‘The Moonstone- Play by Wilkie Collins - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)’ * Beautifully illustrated with images related to Collins’s works * Individual contents table, allowing easy navigation around the eBook * Excellent formatting of the textPlease visit www.delphiclassics.com to learn more about our wide range of titles

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass

By Lewis Carroll
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  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Book Code : 014197463X
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Fiction
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'"Curiouser and curiouser!" cried Alice (she was so surprised, that for the moment she quite forgot how to speak good English). "Now I'm opening out like the largest telescope that ever was! Goodbye, feet!"' 'I had sent my heroine straight down a rabbit-hole ... without the least idea what was to happen afterwards,' wrote Lewis Carroll, describing how Alice was conjured up one 'golden afternoon' in 1862 to entertain his child-friend Alice Liddell. His dream worlds of nonsensical Wonderland and the back-to-front Looking Glass kingdom depict order turned upside-down: a baby turns into a pig, time is abandoned at a disorderly tea-party and a chaotic game of chess makes a seven-year-old girl a Queen. But amongst the anarchic humour and sparkling word play, puzzles and riddles, are poignant moments of nostalgia for lost childhood. The Penguin English Library - 100 editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century and the very first novels to the beginning of the First World War.

The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - The Moonstone's Curse

By Sam Siciliano
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  • Publisher : Titan Books (US, CA)
  • Book Code : 1785652532
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Pdf File: the-further-adventures-of-sherlock-holmes-the-moonstone-s-curse.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The aristocratic Charles Bromley arrives at 221B Baker Street to beg SHERLOCK HOLMES for his help. Bromley believes that his wife is in danger, as she has refused an offer to sell the Moonstone, a fabulous diamond that has been in her family for generations but which is said to be cursed. When a jeweller is found murdered, it seems as if the Moonstone deserves its reputation. Then the diamond is stolen, and Holmes must try to unravel a mystery centuries in the making.

The Moonstone / Лунный камень

By Collins W.
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  • Publisher : Рипол Классик
  • Book Code : 5521003312
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  • Category : Fiction
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  • Pdf File: the-moonstone-Лунный-камень.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Moonstone is an epistolary novel, generally considered the first full length detective novel in the English language. Besides creating many of the ground rules of the detective novel, The Moonstone also reflected Collins' enlightened social attitudes, i. e. in his treatment of the servants. In 1877 Collins adapted The Moonstone for the stage, but the production was performed for only two months.

The Snack Thief

By Andrea Camilleri
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1440623341
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 974
  • Pdf File: the-snack-thief.pdf

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“The novels of Andrea Camilleri breathe out the sense of place, the sense of humor, and the sense of despair that fills the air of Sicily.” —Donna Leon When an elderly man is stabbed to death in an elevator and a crewman on an Italian fishing trawler is machine-gunned by a Tunisian patrol boat off Sicily's coast, only Montalbano, with his keen insight into human nature, suspects the link between the two incidents. His investigation leads to the beautiful Karima, an impoverished housecleaner and sometime prostitute, whose young son steals other schoolchildren's midmorning snacks. But Karima disappears, and the young snack thief's life—as well as Montalbano's—is endangered, the Inspector exposes a viper's next of government corruption and international intrigue.

Moonstone

By Jaime Clevenger
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  • Publisher : Bella Books
  • Book Code : 1594937575
  • Total of Pages : 296
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Pdf File: moonstone.pdf

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Moving back to her hometown was never at the top of Joy Henderson’s to-do list. With a successful career in San Francisco and plenty of opportunity for casual relationships, the last thing Joy wants is to return to the small town she’d planned her whole life to escape. But family obligations pull her back home and it isn’t long before Joy runs into someone she’s always dreamed of seeing again—the first girl she ever imagined kissing. Kelsey West. Olympic dreams are a thing of the past for Kelsey. Now an out of work swim coach recovering from a bad relationship, she’s back home only long enough to get her life together. When she learns that Joy Henderson, the high school crush she never forgot, is also back in town, she can’t help but wonder if there’s a chance to rewrite the past. Time has changed their hometown. Time has changed Kelsey and Joy. But when it comes to two women who have never trusted love—has time changed them enough?

The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - The Moonstone's Curse

By Sam Siciliano
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  • Publisher : Titan Books (US, CA)
  • Book Code : 1785652532
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 532
  • Pdf File: the-further-adventures-of-sherlock-holmes-the-moonstone-s-curse.pdf

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The aristocratic Charles Bromley arrives at 221B Baker Street to beg SHERLOCK HOLMES for his help. Bromley believes that his wife is in danger, as she has refused an offer to sell the Moonstone, a fabulous diamond that has been in her family for generations but which is said to be cursed. When a jeweller is found murdered, it seems as if the Moonstone deserves its reputation. Then the diamond is stolen, and Holmes must try to unravel a mystery centuries in the making.

The Moonstone. Illustrated edition

By Wilkie Collins
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  • Publisher : Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing
  • Book Code : N.a
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  • Pdf File: the-moonstone-illustrated-edition.pdf

Book Short Summary:

As she turns eighteen years old, Rachel Verinder inherits from her uncle a large Indian diamond. Unaware of both how her uncle acquired it and how important the stone truly is, Rachel openly demonstrates it to public during her birthday party. A couple of hours later she realizes that the diamond had been stolen… Considered the first full length detective novel in English, The Moonstone is an engrossing story and a must-read for anyone with the slightest interest in detective fiction.

Loot

By Jude Watson
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  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Book Code : 0545633958
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 949
  • Pdf File: loot.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"LOOT hits the jackpot." -- Rick Riordan, #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author On a foggy night in Amsterdam, a man falls from a rooftop to the wet pavement below. It's Archibald McQuinn, the notorious cat burglar, and he's dying. As sirens wail in the distance, Archie manages to get out two last words to his young son, March: "Find jewels." But March learns that his father is not talking about hidden loot. He's talking about Jules, the twin sister March never knew he had. No sooner than the two find each other, they're picked up by the police and sent to the world's worst orphanage. It's not hard time, but it feels like it. March and Jules have no intention of staying put. They know their father's business inside and out, and they're tired of being pushed around. Just one good heist, and they'll live the life of riches and freedom that most kids only dream about. . . . . Hold on to your pearls, because this summer, the world's youngest criminal masterminds are coming for you. Praise for Loot: "So many things I love about this book: Cursed jewels, a dangerous prophecy, a crash course in the history of thievery, acrobatics and grift . . . This is LOOT you can take to the bank. It's the perfect summer read for kids." -- Rick Riordan, #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of the Percy Jackson series "LOOT is one of those books that you'll want to devour in one sitting. Full of twists and turns and thrills aplenty, with the perfect mixture of humor throughout, this is a must-read. I really loved it." -- James Dashner, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of THE MAZE RUNNER "LOOT is pure delight -- a super-smart, funny, and exciting ride that I hoped would last forever. Full of wonderful characters and gratifying twists, this story is truly something special." -- Rebecca Stead, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author and Newbery Medalist for WHEN YOU REACH ME "A nonstop thrill ride of cons, schemes, and near misses, with more twists than a pretzel factory. If middle grade heist counts as a genre, Jude Watson is the master." -- Gordon Korman, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of SWINDLE "LOOT is proof that Jude Watson can do it all: an edge-of-your seat mystery that manages to be thrilling, funny, nail-biting, and full of real characters readers will care about. I loved it." -- Peter Lerangis, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of The Seven Wonders series "LOOT is one of my favorite reads in a very long time! I could not put this book down!" -- Jennifer A. Nielsen, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of THE FALSE PRINCE "LOOT breezes along in Jude Watson's trademark smart, snappy style, a sophisticated caper with a charming and unforgettable cast of characters." -- Natalie Standiford, author of THE SECRET TREE “LOOT is fast, fun, and full of exciting twists -- like OCEANS 11 starring kids. Buried beneath the exciting heist adventure is a beautifully written story of love and resilience, but that just serves to deepen the surprises and suspense that will keep kids flipping pages long after lights out.” -- Rachel Vail, author of UNFRIENDED "Bursting with adventure, humor and heart, LOOT is an unputdownable treat. Just make sure to hide it somewhere genius when you're done, so no one tries to steal it." -- Sarah Mlynowski, bestselling author of the Whatever After series "One deadly curse, four runaway kids and seven magical moonstones all add up to a page-turner full of action and heart. This is OCEAN'S ELEVEN for the middle grade reader." -- Kirby Larson, Newbery Honor author of HATTIE BIG SKY * "Akin to the best of roller-coaster rides. . . . Taut, engrossing, and unstoppable." -- KIRKUS REVIEWS, starred review * "Jewel theft has never been as fun as in 39 Clues contributor Watson's action-packed novel featuring Mission: Impossible - style escapades. . . . The high level of suspense, ultra-short chapters, and fast pace will hook readers of all stripes.” -- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, starred review "Sassy narration, smart quips, pigeon drops, and slang worthy of an episode of DRAGNET make this fast-paced tale of topsy-turvy antics a joy from beginning to end. Don't try these high jinks at home..." -- BOOKLIST "A richly entertaining romp." -- BULLETIN OF THE CENTER FOR CHILDREN'S BOOKS

The Heath Cousins and the Moonstone Cave

By Eileen Hobbs
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1543454232
  • Total of Pages : 74
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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  • Pdf File: the-heath-cousins-and-the-moonstone-cave.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Addie B. and her cousins Jack, Beanie, and Bodie are mourning the loss of their grandmother Winnie. While visiting their grandfathers beach house in Maine, Addie receives a mysterious treasure box once owned by her grandmother. In it is a moonstone ring and a mysterious poem from her grandmother. The poem leads Addie and her cousins to nearby Moonstone Cave where, together, they enter a secret and magical garden and embark on an adventure of a lifetime. Along the way, they meet wonderful friends like Gemma, who reminds them all of a younger version of their grandmother; Jumani, a large white wolf; and Jadira, a strange and smelly creature whom they grow to love. During the adventure, they learn the most important lesson of allthey must work together if they want to escape the dangers ahead of them and find their way back home.

The Woman in White (illustrated) + The Moonstone + The Haunted Hotel: A Mystery of Modern Venice

By Wilkie Collins
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : 807484921X
  • Total of Pages : 1448
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 975
  • Pdf File: the-woman-in-white.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This carefully crafted ebook: “The Woman in White (illustrated) + The Moonstone + The Haunted Hotel: A Mystery of Modern Venice” contains 3 books in one volume and is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The Woman in White is an epistolary novel written by Wilkie Collins in 1859, serialized in 1859–1860, and first published in book form in 1860. It is considered to be among the first mystery novels and is widely regarded as one of the first in the genre of 'sensation novels'. The story is sometimes considered an early example of detective fiction with the hero, Walter Hartright, employing many of the sleuthing techniques of later private detectives. The Moonstone (1868) by Wilkie Collins is an epistolary novel, generally considered the first detective novel in the English language. The Moonstone is about the disappearance of a precious diamond called "the Moonstone", and the novel is a collection of eyewitness accounts by different characters who know something about its disappearance. The idea was for the novel itself to be like a collection of evidence so that the readers could be put in the position of the detective. The Haunted Hotel: A Mystery of Modern Venice is a Wilkie Collins's ghost story was set in 1860 and published in book form with 'My Lady's Money'. The Haunted Hotel: a tale of a haunting - or the tale of a crime? The ghost of Lord Montberry seems to be haunting the Palace Hotel in Venice. Montberry's beautiful-yet-terrifying wife, the Countess Narona, and her erstwhile brother are the center of the terror that fills the Palace Hotel. Are their malefactions at the root of the haunting - or is there something darker, something much more unknowable at work? William Wilkie Collins (1824 – 1889) was an English novelist, playwright, and author of short stories. His best-known works are The Woman in White, The Moonstone, Armadale, and No Name. Collins developed a new way of writing suspenseful novels: instead of having a central narrator who tells the story, Collins composed his novels as a series of first-person narratives, so the point of view in the novels is always changing.

The Moonstone (Detective Club Crime Classics)

By Wilkie Collins
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Book Code : 0008166951
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 266
  • Pdf File: the-moonstone.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Exactly 150 years since its publication in 1868, this reissue of Collins’ popular Detective Club edition of The Moonstone offers crime fiction fans the chance to read the book that is acclaimed as the very first detective novel in the English language.

Ella Minnow Pea

By Mark Dunn
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  • Publisher : MP Publishing
  • Book Code : 1596929995
  • Total of Pages : 170
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 280
  • Pdf File: ella-minnow-pea.pdf

Book Short Summary:

An epistolary novel set on a fictional island off the South Carolina coastline, 'Ella Minnow Pea' brings readers to the hometown of Nevin Nollop, inventor of the pangram 'The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over the Lazy Dog'. Deified for his achievement in life, Nevin has been honored in death with a monument featuring his famous phrase. One day, however, the letter 'Z' falls from the monument, and some of the islanders interpret the missing tile as a message from beyond the grave. The letter 'Z' is banned from use. On an island where the residents pride them-selves on their love of language, this is seen as a tragedy. They are still reeling from the shock when another tile falls. And then another... In his charming debut, first published in 2001, Mark Dunn took readers on a journey through the eyes of Ella Minnow Pea, a young woman forced to create another clever turn of phrase in order to save the islanders’ beloved language.

The Mysterious Moonstone (Key Hunters #1)

By Eric Luper
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  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Book Code : 0545822599
  • Total of Pages : 128
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 105
  • Pdf File: the-mysterious-moonstone.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Cleo and Evan have a secret. A collection of books so dangerous they are locked up tight. A friend has vanished inside the pages of one of them. It's up to them to find the key that will set her free. A PRICELESS DIAMOND...STOLEN! When Cleo and Evan go undercover to help a rookie detective interview a mansion full of suspects, nothing is as it seems. They must catch the crook -- and find the right key -- or they could be trapped inside this mystery forever...

Armadale

By Wilkie Collins
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  • Publisher : Phoemixx Classics Ebooks
  • Book Code : 3985945942
  • Total of Pages : 555
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
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  • Pdf File: armadale.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Armadale Wilkie Collins - Armadale (1866) by Wilkie Collins is a 19th-century semi-epistolary novel. Some chapters consist of letters between the various characters, while other chapters record the events as the characters perceive them.The novel has a convoluted plot about two distant cousins both named Allan Armadale. The father of one had murdered the father of the other (the two fathers are also named Allan Armadale). The story starts with a deathbed confession by the murderer in the form of a letter to be given to his baby son when he grows up. Many years are skipped over. The son, mistreated at home, runs away from his mother and stepfather, and takes up a wandering life under the assumed name of Ozias Midwinter. He becomes a companion to the other Allan Armadale, who throughout the novel never discovers the relationship. But Ozias is constantly haunted by feeling that he might harm Allan, first after he reads the letter left for him, and then again after they spend the night on a shipwreck off the Isle of Man--the ship turning out to be the same on which the old murder took place (the murderer locked his victim in a cabin as the boat filled with water). On the boat, Allan has a mysterious dream involving three characters. This dream fills Ozias with foreboding, its three scenes becoming fulfilled in the course of the novel.

The Lifted Veil

By George Eliot
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  • Publisher : Phoemixx Classics Ebooks
  • Book Code : 3986471944
  • Total of Pages : 77
  • Category : History
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The Lifted Veil George Eliot - The Lifted Veil is a novella by George Eliot, first published in 1859. Quite unlike the realistic fiction for which Eliot is best known, The Lifted Veil explores themes of extrasensory perception, the essence of physical life, possible life after death, and the power of fate. The novella is a significant part of the Victorian tradition of horror fiction, which includes such other examples as Robert Louis Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886), and Bram Stoker's Dracula (1897).

Between Darkness and the Light

By Paul T.H. Mitchener
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  • Publisher : eBook Partnership
  • Book Code : 1785452436
  • Total of Pages : 504
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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A young, bored and confused teenager is thrown into an adventurous world that he believed only existed in books and dreams. Henry is destined to become the next Host Master and to lead the everlasting fight between the darkness and the light. The Wyvern, an ancient creature of mythical powers and defender of all things living, has to find a host to be able to dwell in this world. It chooses Henry. After his encounter with Bert and the odd dog Ben in the woodland, Henry's life would never be the same again: as well as finding his only true love, he's told that his mother and aunt had kept from him that they were creatures of nature and guardians of the woodland and commanded great powers. Henry has to find a way to grow up fast and find the strength to face up to bothhis own demons as well as those sent by the Shadow Master, a powerful sorcerer, who has the power and the aid from dark allies to destroy life and spread darkness across the world.

The Moonstone (Mermaids Classics)

By Wilkie Collins
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  • Publisher : eBookIt.com
  • Book Code : 145661679X
  • Total of Pages : 490
  • Category : Fiction
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"The Moonstone" (1868) by Wilkie Collins follows the story of Rachel Verinder who inherits a large diamond (which is the moonstone) from her corrupt uncle and wears it to her birthday party. The moonstone is extremely valuable and religious figures have searched for it their entire lives. On the night of the party, the moonstone goes missing and the search begins in solving the mystery as to what had happened to it. "The Moonstone" story was believed to have been one of the first English detective stories. Mermaids Classics, an imprint of Mermaids Publishing brings the very best of old classic literature to a modern era of digital reading by producing high quality books in ebook format. All of the Mermaids Classics epublications are reproductions of classic antique books that were originally published in print format, mostly over a century ago and are now republished in digital format as ebooks. Begin to build your collection of digital books by looking for more literary gems from Mermaids Classics.

Overland Red

By Henry Herbert Knibbs
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 552
  • Category : Fiction
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"Overland Red" by Henry Herbert Knibbs. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Moonstone Battle

By Rajesh Kumar
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  • Publisher : Pustaka Digital Media
  • Book Code : N.a
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Secrets of the Sprakkar

By Eliza Reid
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1982174056
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 677
  • Pdf File: secrets-of-the-sprakkar.pdf

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The Canadian first lady of Iceland pens a book about why this tiny nation is leading the charge in gender equality, in the vein of The Moment of Lift. Iceland is the best place on earth to be a woman—but why? For the past twelve years, the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report has ranked Iceland number one on its list of countries closing the gap in equality between men and women. What is it about Iceland that enables its society to make such meaningful progress in this ongoing battle, from electing the world’s first female president to passing legislation specifically designed to help even the playing field at work and at home? The answer is found in the country’s sprakkar, an ancient Icelandic word meaning extraordinary or outstanding women. Eliza Reid—Canadian born and raised, and now first lady of Iceland—examines her adopted homeland’s attitude toward women: the deep-seated cultural sense of fairness, the influence of current and historical role models, and, crucially, the areas where Iceland still has room for improvement. Throughout, she interviews dozens of sprakkar to tell their inspirational stories, and expertly weaves in her own experiences as an immigrant from small-town Canada. The result is an illuminating discussion of what it means to move through the world as a woman and how the rules of society play more of a role in who we view as equal than we may understand. What makes many women’s experiences there so positive? And what can we learn about fairness to benefit our society? Like influential and progressive first ladies Eleanor Roosevelt, Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Michelle Obama, Reid uses her platform to bring the best of her nation to the world. Secrets of the Sprakkar is a powerful and atmospheric portrait of a tiny country that could lead the way forward for us all.

月光石The Moonstone

By 威爾基•柯林斯(Wilkie Collins)
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  • Publisher : 天衛文化
  • Book Code : 957490041X
  • Total of Pages : 265
  • Category : Fiction
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印度月神額前的黃寶石,在戰爭中被奪而流落英國。 傳聞持有月光石者,將受到神的詛咒,難逃厄運…… 年輕的蕾西兒收到舅舅遺贈的月光石,但是在十二小時之內,月光石神祕失蹤了!是誰偷走了月光石?是追蹤而來的婆羅門教祭司?是突然自殺的女僕?還是……而月光石又會帶給與它有關的人什麼樣的波折與磨難呢? 《月光石》的作者是十九世紀英國著名文學家威爾基.柯林斯。柯林斯的寫作方式新穎,佈局巧妙,筆下的人物栩栩如生,為偵探小說開創了全新的境界。《月光石》出版後,被文壇公認為「第一部,也是最偉大的一部現代偵探小說」。相信你一打開《月光石》,就很難再放下手,非得到最後深吐一口氣,大呼過癮為止。 【本書關鍵字】 經典閱讀、寶石、失蹤、冒險、偵探 【書籍特色】 ★ 文學經典重新改寫,為老作品賦予新風貌 本書透過精鍊淺白的文字及適度地縮短篇幅,將這本百年不朽的經典名著,以更適合兒童及青少年閱讀的形式呈現,讓大小讀者能夠一同領略經典文學之美。 ★ 書末獨家設計「青春筆記」,反思文學背後的意義 本書特別企畫「青春筆記」,讓讀者可以寫下看完本書後的所思所想。「青春筆記」中所列出的數項提問,或直指書中重點劇情,或具焦於人物性格,帶領讀者進行進一步的反思,深刻理解文學的內涵。

The Haunted Hotel

By Wilkie Collins
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  • Publisher : 1st World Publishing
  • Book Code : 1595406972
  • Total of Pages : 251
  • Category : Fiction
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Purchase one of 1st World Library's Classic Books and help support our free internet library of downloadable eBooks. Visit us online at www.1stWorldLibrary.ORG - - In the year 1860, the reputation of Doctor Wybrow as a London physician reached its highest point. It was reported on good authority that he was in receipt of one of the largest incomes derived from the practice of medicine in modern times. One afternoon, towards the close of the London season, the Doctor had just taken his luncheon after a specially hard morning's work in his consulting-room, and with a formidable list of visits to patients at their own houses to fill up the rest of his day - when the servant announced that a lady wished to speak to him. 'Who is she?' the Doctor asked. 'A stranger?'

Leave it to Psmith

By P.G. Wodehouse
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1649741278
  • Total of Pages : 327
  • Category : Fiction
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Freddie Threepwood and his uncle are in difficulties. Freddie wants a thousand pounds to start a bookmaker’s business and to marry Eve, while his uncle wants to raise three thousand pounds, unbeknown to his wife, to help a runaway daughter. Freddie persuades his uncle to steal his wife’s necklace and sees Psmith’s advertisement in a daily paper. Freddie enlists the services of Psmith to steal the necklace. There are plots and counterplots. Psmith is not successful in stealing the necklace but succeeds in stealing the affections of Eve.

The King of Inventors

By Catherine Peters
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  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Book Code : 1400863457
  • Total of Pages : 530
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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In this major biography, Catherine Peters explores the complicated life of Wilkie Collins, the greatest of the Victorian "Sensation" novelists and author of the famous Woman in White and The Moonstone. An intimate of Dickens and of the Pre-Raphaelites Holman Hunt and Millais, Collins was called the "king of inventors" by his publisher. On the surface, he was charming, unpretentious, and extremely good company, beloved by men and women. Beneath this façade, however, he was a complex and haunted man, addicted to laudanum, and his powerful, often violent novels revealed a dark side of Victorian life. He supported two common-law wives and their children, and as Peters shows, he provoked scandal by refusing to cloak his complicated love affairs in the customary hypocritical pretense of the period. Having discovered a hitherto unknown autobiography by Wilkie Collins's mother, Peters draws on this document and on thousands of Collins's unpublished letters to create this provocative picture of his life and times. She describes in detail the saga of his exhausting struggle for better copyright protection for authors, especially for English authors in the United States. She has also studied the manuscripts of his novels, plays, and stories, including those which he did not complete, finding that some of his neglected novels turn out to be much more interesting than most readers realize today. This edition of the book has been supplemented to include an appendix describing Collins's "Tahitian" novel. Written when he was twenty, the manuscript of this work, Ioláni, was thought to have disappeared, but it has recently been rediscovered and sold to a private collector. For any Collins enthusiast, or for anyone interested in the literary history of the Victorian period, The King of Inventors provides a vivid account of Collins's unusual personal life in the context of his literary and artistic friendships and of newly revealed facts about the two women with whom he shared his "double life." Originally published in 1993. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

The Night Ocean (Fantasy and Horror Classics)

By H. P. Lovecraft,George Henry Weiss
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  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Book Code : 1473369118
  • Total of Pages : 34
  • Category : Fiction
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Marina Willett's is investigating her husband Charlie's disappearance following his escape from an psychiatric hospital. Before he escaped, he had become increasingly obsessed with H. P. Lovecraft, in particular an episode of his life when he cohabited with a young gay fan for two months. While the police presume him to be dead, Marina believes he may have uncovered something significant about Lovecraft's life that someone didn't want anyone knowing about. A classic horror short story by H. P. Lovecraft, “The Night Ocean” is not to be missed by fans of chilling fiction and lovers of Lovecraft's work. Howard Phillips Lovecraft (1890–1937) was an American writer of supernatural horror fiction. Though his works remained largely unknown and did not furnish him with a decent living, Lovecraft is today considered to be among the most significant writers of supernatural horror fiction of the twentieth century. Other notable works by this author include: “At The Mountains of Madness”, “The Rats in the Walls”, and “The Shadow Over Innsmouth”. Read & Co. is publishing this classic short story now as part of our “Fantasy and Horror Classics” imprint in a new edition with a dedication by George Henry Weiss.

Tales from the Moonstone Inn

By Francis W. Strapp
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  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Book Code : 1291344454
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Written in the early 1900s by a down-on-his-luck Englishman living in Australia, this engaging collection of stories is now available in an expanded edition. The 2 novellas presented in this volume – The Moonstone Inn and The Man Who Tossed A Sixpence – are thrillers set in Australia and the South Pacific. Dark schemes, evil deeds and guarded secrets abound, mixed with romance, humour and local colour, not forgetting the dashing heroes and virtuous heroines. The collection includes 3 short stories – The Copenhagen Sails Tonight, The God of Luck and To Save France. Also presented are Strapp’s other surviving writings, such as poems, letters to the press, and draft versions of two novella chapters. Several items in this section are exclusive to this edition. The collection also boasts a foreword by the author’s great-niece, biographical information, and an afterword focusing on the author’s life and the settings for his stories.