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The Moonstone

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The Moonstone is one of the most famous suspense novels of all time: a masterpiece of construction and the ultimate page-turner. First serialized in Charles Dickens's magazine All the Year Round, this classic work introduced one of the world's most beloved genres, the detective story.

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The Moonstone is one of the most famous suspense novels of all time: a masterpiece of construction and the ultimate page-turner. First serialized in Charles Dickens's magazine All the Year Round, this classic work introduced one of the world's most beloved genres, the detective story.

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Published: July 22, 2009
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Imprint: Modern Library
ISBN: 9780307422187
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