The Moonstone is an epistolary novel by Wilkie Collins about Rachel Verinder, who inherits an Indian diamond from her corrupt uncle who served in the army in colonial India. The diamond is not only very valuable, but has Hindu religious significance and priests have been trying to recover it. After flaunting the jewel at her eighteenth birthday party, Rachel finds that the jewel has been stolen. A long string of misfortunes and plot-lines from multiple perspective ensue until the diamond is returned to its rightful Indian owners.

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