The Resource The moonstone, Wilkie Collins, (electronic resource)

The moonstone, Wilkie Collins, (electronic resource)

Label
The moonstone
Title
The moonstone
Statement of responsibility
Wilkie Collins
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Called "the first and greatest of English detective novels" by T. S. Eliot, Wilkie Collins's The Moonstone is a masterpiece of suspense. A fabulous yellow diamond becomes the dangerous inheritance of Rachel Verinder. Outside her Yorkshire country house watch the Hindu priests who have waited for many years to reclaim their ancient talisman, looted from the holy city of Somnauth. When the Moonstone disappears, the case looks simple, but in mid-Victorian England no one is what they seem, and nothing can be taken for granted.Witnesses, suspects, and detectives each narrate the story in turn. The bemused butler, the love-stricken housemaid, the enigmatic detective Sergeant Cuff, the drug-addicted scientist-each speculate on the mystery as Collins weaves their narratives together
Summary
Rachel Verrinder receives the stone as a gift and does not realize that it has been passed to her in a sinister form of revenge by John Herncastle who, it transpires, acquired the moonstone by means of murder and theft. The jewel also brings bad luck. The stone disappears on the very night it is given to Rachel, though, and the tale concerns the unveiling of the culprit after the intervention of Sergeant Cuff, a famous London detective
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technical information on music
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10085254
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1824-1889
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Collins, Wilkie
Dewey number
813
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not applicable
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Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
PerformerNote
Read by James Langton
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Langton, James
  • hoopla digital
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True
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  • Great Britain
  • India
Target audience
adult
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Label
The moonstone, Wilkie Collins, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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unknown
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digital storage
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unknown
Control code
MWT10756104
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (18hr., 30 min.))
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unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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Isbn
9781400199440
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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unknown
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unknown
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digital.
Publisher number
MWT10756104
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unknown
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access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
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other
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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not applicable
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not applicable
Label
The moonstone, Wilkie Collins, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
MWT10756104
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (18hr., 30 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781400199440
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT10756104
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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