|Plot Summary of The Moonstone|
|"The Moonstone, which T.S. Elliot has described as "the first and longest and best of detective novels," is a tough one to describe. Told in rotating statements, it covers the events of the theft of the Moonstone, an extremely valuable gem with a strange history, and its recovery. A marvelous book. Take special note of the Narrative of Miss Clack if you're in the mood for something funny."
Ivy, Resident Scholar
|"When a famous diamond from India is stolen, it is given to a young woman named Rachel. Within a day the diamond, called the Moonstone, is stolen from her house. Later, her love interest, Franklin, has everyone involved in some way with the diamond write down their thoughts and memories. This leads to the very surprising truth, and the final location of the Moonstone."
Hazel D., Resident Scholar
|"One of the earliest and best English detective novels, "The Moonstone" is unlike any other mystery you'll ever read. Lady Rachel Verinder receives a gift from her deceased uncle on her eighteenth birthday: the Moonstone, a very large, glorious yellow diamond, whitch he stole from a shrine in India during a military operation. The diamond is supposedly cursed by the three priests who were entrusted with its care. They follow the Moonstone, which travels with Rachel's cousin Franklin to England. On the night Rachel receives the diamond, it is stolen. A detective from Scotland Yard is called into the manor to investigate, but the clues are few, and everyone has a solid alibi. The identity of the thief remains a baffling mystery until the very end, as the events leading up to and directly after the theft are recounted in detail by each member of the household. "
Amanda Goodwin, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Moonstone|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Tone of story
- very upbeat
How difficult to spot villain?
- Moderately Challenging
Time/era of story:
- 19th century
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- search for gems/treasure/money
General Crime (including known murderer)
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How much violence does he/she use?
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Cynical sense of humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- throughout most of the book.
- fancy mansion
- rotating 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
How many deaths?