The Moonstone. By Wilkie Collins. Illustrated by Dignimont. Illustrated Edition. Heritage Press. New York, 1959.

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Victorian author Wilkie Collins was an internationally recognized novelist and playwright in his lifetime. He formulated some of the most essential genre aspects of detective fiction and the sensation novel through his enormous output of works. His novels The Woman in White and The Moonstone were some of the most commercially successful novels of the era, comparable to the works of his contemporary and friend, Charles Dickens. The Moonstone is particularly notable as an early example of detective and mystery fiction. Shaping themes critical of colonial legacy, imperialism, and greed, The Moonstone tells the story of Rachel Verinder who inherits a diamond with spiritual connections to India. When the diamond is stolen on her eighteenth birthday, a larger mystery unravels and a cursed series of events bring turmoil to Verinder and her privileged social sphere. The twists and turns of the narrative made it incredibly popular upon its serialized publication in 1868. This illustrated edition pairs the text with Dignimont’s exceptional full-page illustrations. It is an excellent edition for admirers of Wilkie Collins or detective and mystery fiction more generally.

This illustrated edition is in about-fine condition. In the original full cloth, wonderfully embossed, very good with only minor spots to back board and fading to spine. Text block near fine, only former owner’s bookplate to front pastedown. In the original slipcase, about-fine with only minor rubbing.

A handsome illustrated copy of The Moonstone.

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The Moonstone. By Wilkie Collins. Illustrated by Dignimont. Illustrated Edition. Heritage Press. New York, 1959.

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Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 5 in