the moonstone

the moonstone

by Wilkie Collins

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Overview

One of the wildest of these stories related to a Yellow Diamond-a famous gem in the native annals of India.
The earliest known traditions describe the stone as having been set in the forehead of the four-handed Indian god who typifies the Moon. Partly from its peculiar colour, partly from a superstition which represented it as feeling the influence of the deity whom it adorned, and growing and lessening in lustre with the waxing and waning of the moon, it first gained the name by which it continues to be known in India to this day-the name of THE MOONSTONE. A similar superstition was once prevalent, as I have heard, in ancient Greece and Rome; not applying, however (as in India), to a diamond devoted to the service of a god, but to a semi-transparent stone of the inferior order of gems, supposed to be affected by the lunar influences-the moon, in this latter case also, giving the name by which the stone is still known to collectors in our own time.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781546566380
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 05/09/2017
Pages: 396
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.88(d)

About the Author

Date of Birth:

December 8, 1824

Date of Death:

September 23, 1889

Place of Birth:

London, England

Place of Death:

London, England

Education:

Studied law at Lincoln¿s Inn, London

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THE MOONSTONE 1.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book is great, but this version is a waste of .99! The formatting is all jankety. Changing the font and line spacing only makes it worse. A better choice would be to find it free (Moonstone is out of copyright) somewhere else and save your .99 for something else.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago