The Moonstone Themes

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Mystery and Suspense

Since The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins is a nineteenth century detective story, mystery and suspense are an obvious theme of the book. A diamond called the Moonstone was stolen from the statue of a Hindu god in the eleventh century. There is a legend surrounding the Diamond about bad luck and there are three Indians that follow and watch the Diamond through the centuries, looking for a chance to retrieve it and restore it to its rightful place. This is the Diamond that is inherited by Lady Rachel Verinder. She is not aware of the legend of the Moonstone. That night the Diamond is stolen. It is pledged for loan in London. Three Indians follow it and wait for it to be redeemed. When it is, they kill Godfrey, steal the Diamond and return it to the statue it was stolen from centuries ago in a...

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