Comparso a puntate sulla rivista «The Year Round», diretta da Charles Dickens, La Pietra di Luna è stato definito dal poeta Thomas S. Eliot «il primo, il più lungo e il più bello dei romanzi polizieschi inglesi». Capolavoro di complessità e sottigliezza psicologica, grandioso affresco della società vittoriana, galleria di personaggi accidiosi e idiosincratici, l’opera di Collins ha fatto scuola: il sergente Cuff, un personaggio che a buon diritto figura tra i capostipiti del genere, sarà fonte d’ispirazione sia per lo Sherlock Holmes di Conan Doyle, sia per il Nero Wolfe di Rex Stout.
- ISBN: 881113255X
- Casa Editrice: Garzanti
- Pagine: 501
The Moonstone , generally recognized as the first detective novel (despite the appearance of The Notting Hill Mystery a few years before), is not only a work of historical importance but also a work that transcends the genre it created, in the artfulness of its plotting, in its compassionate depictio Leggi tutto
The Moonstone was published in 1868 and is considered by most people to be the first detective novel. Given the novels place in the history of the genre, that alone should put this book on most people's reading lists. To sweeten the pot, the plot is compelling, the last hundred pages I couldn't
4.5 stars, rounding up, for this 1868 Victorian-era mystery, often considered the first English-language detective novel. Wilkie Collins spins a literary web that starts out slowly but then inexorably pulls you in; I finished the last half of the book in one extended readathon. He has a gift for wri Leggi tutto
The following is a recently found letter written by the English author Charles Dickens to his friend Wilkie Collins concerning the latter’s newly released 1868 novel The Moonstone: Charles Dickens 11 Gad’s Hill Place Hingham, Kent England November 13, 1868 Dear Wilkie, I am now pressing my pen against thi Leggi tutto
The problem with mysteries – for me, anyway, is that I don't care who did it. Which is a drawback. I just think well, it's one of those characters the author has given a name to, it won't be the fourth man back on the upper deck of the omnibus mentioned briefly on page 211. It will be someone with a Leggi tutto
The Moonstone is known as the first detective novel*, and it's a cracking one. You can see things invented here that were directly borrowed by future writers: Holmes' overconfidence (and his use of London urchins as agents); Agatha Christie's exploration of narrative reliability. * as opposed to Poe Leggi tutto
“La mejor receta para la novela policíaca: el detective no debe saber nunca más que el lector.” Agatha Christie ¿De qué manera puede escribirse una obra maestra de seiscientas treinta páginas en la que nunca decae el interés por saber como termina? ¿De qué se compone la genialidad de un escritor para Leggi tutto
I was torn between giving two stars and three stars to Wilkie Collins's "The Moonstone," a book T. S. Eliot called "the first, the longest, and the best of modern English detective novels." "Longest" is perhaps the operative word here, reminding one of Samuel Johnson's comment (speaking, in his case Leggi tutto
Though Wilkie Collins was long-time friends with Charles Dickens, they had drastically different writing styles, and suffered some rough patches in their relationship. In a letter to someone, Dickens talks about his thoughts on The Moonstone : "The construction is wearisome beyond endurance, and ther Leggi tutto
به نام او " ماه الماس نخستین و بزرگترین رمانِ پلیسیِ انگلیسی است." این جمله تی.اس.الیوت شاعر و منتقد معروفِ انگلستانی در موردِ شاهکارِ ویلکی کالینز ابداً اغراق و مداهنه نیست. ماه الماس یکی از بهترین رمانهای کلاسیکیست که تا به حال خواندهام. توجه بفرمایید جمله بالا را کسی میگوید که همواره به ادبیات ان Leggi tutto
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