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About the Author: Wilkie Collins

A close friend of Charles Dickens' from their meeting in March 1851 until Dickens' death in June 1870, William "Wilkie" Collins was one of the best known, best loved, and, for a time, best paid of Victorian fiction writers. But after his death, his reputation declined as Dickens' bloomed. Now, Collins is being given more critical and popular attention than he has received for fifty years. Most of his books are in print, and all are now in e-text. He is studied widely; new film, television, and radio versions of some of his books have been made; and all of his letters have been published. However, there is still much to be discovered about this superstar of Victorian fiction.
Born in Marylebone, London in 1824, Collins' family enrolled him at the Maida Hill Academy in 1835, but then took him to France and Italy with them between 1836 and 1838. Returning to England, Collins attended Cole's boarding school, and completed his education in 1841, after which he was apprenticed to the tea merchants Antrobus & Co. in the Strand. In 1846, Collins became a law student at Lincoln's Inn, and was called to the bar in 1851, although he never practiced. It was in 1848, a year after the death of his father, that he published his first book, The Memoirs of the Life of William Collins, Esq., R.A., to good reviews. The 1860s saw Collins' creative high-point, and it was during this decade that he achieved fame and critical acclaim, with his four major novels, The Woman in White (1860), No Name (1862), Armadale (1866) and The Moonstone (1868). The Moonstone, meanwhile is seen by many as the first true detective novel T. S. Eliot called it "the first, the longest, and the best of modern English detective a genre invented by Collins and not by Poe.

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La Piedra Lunar, valiosa joya robada de un santuario hindú y de la que se cuentan toda clase de leyendas maléficas, llega a las manos de Raquel Verinder, heredera de un Lord inglés, como regalo de cumpleaños, pero después de la cena de celebración con varios invitados la joya desaparece.

El sargento Cuff es el encargado de la investigación y deberá descubrir la verdad a través de las diferentes versiones de los hechos que ofrece cada uno de los personajes implicados.

La Piedra Lunar, un relato absorvente y apasionante que atrapa al lector desde la primera hasta la última página, no solo es, en palabras de T. S. Elliot, la más perfecta novela policiaca escrita hasta la fecha, si no también un melodrama apasionante que ilumina los recovecos más íntimos de la naturaleza humana. Publicada por primera ves en 1868, desde entonces ha sido reeditada sin interrupción en casi todas las lenguas

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