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The Moonstone Summary
Wilkie Collins

Everything you need to understand or teach The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins.

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The Moonstone Summary

Plot Summary

The Moonstone, by Wilke Collins, is an exciting nineteenth century English detective story. The object of everyone's attention is the Moonstone, a beautiful and flawed diamond that was stolen from the statue of a moon good from a shrine in a remote area of India. The theft occurred by a Mohammedan emperor in the eleventh century. The stone eventually was taken by John Herncastle during the storming of Seringapatam in 1799. When he died, he bequeathed the Diamond to his niece, Rachel Verinder.

There is a legend surrounding the beautiful Diamond. From the beginning, the Diamond was followed and watched by three Brahims, who disguised themselves. They followed the Diamond wherever it went, hoping to seize it and return it to the shrine. Disaster was supposed to befall those who stole the Diamond. Some people believed in the myth; other did not.

After John Herncastle returned to England, his...

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