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 - The Moonstone

Wilkie Collins

The Moonstone

This book generally considered the first detective novel in the English language. The Moonstone is a 19th-century British epistolary novel. The Moonstone of the title is a diamond. It gained its name from its association with the Hindu god of the moon.

 - The Woman in White

Wilkie Collins

The Woman in White

This book considered to be among the first mystery novels. The various strands of the plot combine to produce a thrilling story, leading this particular type of fiction to be described as 'sensation'. A strong theme in the novel is that of marriage and its impact on women (in particular on Laura Fairlie). The plot revolves around men stealing women's identities.

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