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Wilkie Collins’s 1868 novel The Moonstone is a classic mystery novel centered around the theft of a precious diamond, the Moonstone, and its mysterious curse. Told through multiple narrators, the story unfolds with suspense and intrigue as various characters become entangled in the search for the stolen gem. Filled with unexpected twists, the novel is considered one of the earliest examples of the detective genre, blending thrilling suspense with elements of social commentary on Victorian society. 

Read the plot summary, an in-depth character analysis of Rachel Verinder, and explanations of important quotes from The Moonstone.

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