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  Moonstone
Moonstones from Sri Lanka, the classical country of origin of the moonstone, shimmer in pale blue on an almost transparent background.
The moonstone is actually the feldspar variety known as 'adularia', a potassium aluminosilicate of gemstone quality, which is also found in the European Alps near the Adula Group – hence the name 'adularia'.
In their uncut state moonstones are rather unprepossessing and afford little idea of what it is that actually constitutes their charm: that mysterious shimmer of light.
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 Imperial Resistance in Wilkie Collins's The Moonstone
The moonstone is characterised as female ‘growing and lessening in lustre with the waxing and waning of the moon’(p33)and, in the possession of the virginal Rachel this femininity has a particular resonance.
The male theft of the moonstone and the threat implied by Rachel’s approaching loss of virginity are equated with the colonial rape of a feminized India --the jewel in the imperial crown.
While The Moonstone is primarily a tale of family secrets, religious corruption, and an English society with a central core of rottenness, the use of colonial markers and the subversion of stereotypes reveal that for Wilkie Collins there was an inherent link between a malfunctioning society and colonial exploitation.
www.qub.ac.uk /schools/SchoolofEnglish/imperial/india/moonstone.htm   (839 words)

  
 The Moonstone - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Moonstone (1868) by Wilkie Collins is a 19th-century epistolary novel, generally considered the first detective novel in the English language.
She wears the Moonstone on her dress that evening for all to see, including some Indian jugglers who happen to call on the house.
One of the things that made The Moonstone such a success was its sensationalist depiction of opium addiction.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/The_Moonstone   (796 words)

  
 Moonstone Rings ~ JEGEM.com Lifestyle Magazine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The moonstone gemstones are diverse in colors sure to please, but the most precious and most in demand; moonstone ring is the white with the gleam of blue.
Moonstone rings with a basic setting in silver are perfect for wearing everyday no matter where you are off to.
The smaller moonstone rings are considered a wonderful ‘mother to daughter gift’ or ‘for daddy’s little girl, that is not overbearing for a young lady but will really show her how much that you care.
www.jegem.com /contents/ab/nm/anmviewer.asp?a=23   (434 words)

  
 ExxonMobil Masterpiece Theatre | The Archive | The Moonstone (1997)
The Moonstone, a sacred Hindu diamond, was stolen from the forehead of the Moon-God in its Brahmin shrine by John Herncastle in 1799.
Blake reveals that he has the Moonstone in his possession which John Herncastle has bequeathed to Rachel in his will, to be given her on her birthday, the year after his death.
Blake is determined to prove his innocence and leaves her distraught in order to pursue the real truth behind the theft, once and for all.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/masterpiece/archive/197/197.html   (540 words)

  
 The Moonstone -- Chapter 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The deity commanded that the Moonstone should be watched, from that time forth, by three priests in turn, night and day, to the end of the generations of men.
The shrine of the four-handed god was polluted by the slaughter of sacred animals; the images of the deities were broken in pieces; and the Moonstone was seized by an officer of rank in the army of Aurungzebe.
There were three officers of Tippoo's household, strangers to the rest, who had won their master's confidence by conforming, or appearing to conform, to the Mussulman faith; and to those three men report pointed as the three priests in disguise.
www.litrix.com /mstone1/mston001.htm   (1973 words)

  
 The Moonstone and British India (1857, 1868, and 1876)
The novel opens in India with Herncastle's purloining the gem in battle (the opening lines are specifically "written in India") and closes with Murthwaite's account (dated 1850) of the restoration of the gleaming "yellow Diamond" to the forehead of the Hindu deity of the Moon "after the lapse of eight centuries" ("The Statement of Mr.
The Moonstone brings out the worst in the worldlings the seek to appropriate it: it brings out the hypocrisy of the outwardly charitable, pious, and Christian Godfrey Ablewhite, who is unmasked in death as a "Whited Sepulchre," as gross a sensualist and hedonist as Herncastle himself.
The moonstone diamond is itself embedded deeply in superstition, set as it was in the forehead of a four-handed Indian god typifying the moon.
www.victorianweb.org /authors/collins/pva30.html   (2176 words)

  
 The Moonstone, Constant Reader Discussion
Topic: Moonstone Discussion (4 of 26), Read 38 times Conf: Classics Corner From: Kay Dugan okaychatt@yahoo.com Date: Tuesday, January 01, 2002 07:03 PM Ann- I think what made this novel stand out was Collins' ability to combine a good, flat out mystery with his comments on social mores and the characters he used as narrators.
Topic: Moonstone Discussion (8 of 26), Read 41 times Conf: Classics Corner From: Edward Houghton eddh@pacbell.net Date: Wednesday, January 02, 2002 01:42 AM To prove that serendipity is alive and well in 2002, I opened a magazine and one of the paragraphs in an article on unmarried women sleuths fits in here.
Topic: Moonstone Discussion (43 of 45), Read 12 times Conf: Classics Corner From: Lynn Isvik washualum@yahoo.com Date: Monday, January 07, 2002 10:38 AM I got the feeling that death to the person who stole the stone was part of the curse placed on it when it was stolen originally in India.
www.constantreader.com /discussions/moonstone.htm   (9738 words)

  
 Moonstone gemstones, moonstone jewelry
Moonstone is a variety of feldspar and the shimmer, which is called schiller or adularescence, is caused by the intergrowth of two different types of feldspar, with different refractive indexes.
Moonstone comes in a variety of colors and almost seems magical with a ghostly shimmering glow floating in a crystalline material.
Moonstones are usually cut in a smooth-domed cabochon shape to maximize the effect.
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 the moonstone - the official fanlisting   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Called "the first and greatest of English detective novels" by T.S.Eliot, The Moonstone is a masterpiece of suspense.
When the Moonstone disappears the case looks simple, but in mid-Victorian England no one is what they seem, and nothing can be taken for granted.
The Moonstone transcends the genre of detective novel or murder mystery.
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 Moonstone gemstone meaning
The moonstone is associated with the moon and was the stone of the goddess Diana.
Moonstone is an excellent stone to use in meditation to understand oneself.
Moonstone is a stone of inner growth and strength.
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 The Moonstone Key
The Moonstone Key does not have a name; he is always referred to as 'The Moonstone Key'.
Moonstone is about five feet four (small, isn't he?) and kind of frail...
The Moonstone Key was unusually pale from birth, but he has stayed pale-skinned because he has spent almost his entire life indoors.
members.tripod.com /castelaine/Moonstone.html   (2049 words)

  
 The Moonstone - Preface
The deity commanded that the Moonstone should be watched, from that time forth, by three priests in turn, night and day, to the end of the generations of men.
The shrine of the four-handed god was polluted by the slaughter of sacred animals; the images of the deities were broken in pieces; and the Moonstone was seized by an officer of rank in the army of Aurungzebe.
There were three officers of Tippoo's household, strangers to the rest, who had won their master's confidence by conforming, or appearing to conform, to the Mussulman faith; and to those three men report pointed as the three priests in disguise.
www.worldwideschool.org /library/books/lit/detective/TheMoonstone/Chap0.html   (1933 words)

  
 Charity's Place.com > The Moonstone
Franklin Blake (Greg Wise) is her scapegrace cousin who has taken it upon himself to deliver to her "The Moonstone," a diamond supposedly stolen from the forehead of a Hindu god more than two decades below and bequeathed by her murderous uncle in evil repayment for being shunned by the family.
The diamond brings with it danger, which is easily apparent when Franklin is followed in London. On his arrival at the house of his cousin and aunt, both of which seem to take a liking to him, Franklin discovers he is falling in love with Rachel.
Rachel, wearing her Moonstone, is hurried inside and the gentlemen fear the jugglers are actually priests out to retrieve the sacred stone and remove anyone who stands in their way.
www.charitysplace.com /review/moonstone.htm   (435 words)

  
 Penguin Reading Guides | The Woman in White and The Moonstone | Wilkie Collins
By the time Collins started writing The Moonstone in 1867, the outcry over "the fair-haired demon of modern fiction" had grown so shrill and the clichés of the sensation novel so tired that he decided to try something quite different.
As he was writing The Moonstone, the painful gout from which Collins had long suffered began to attack with increasing frequency and severity.
The same note of social defiance rings in The Moonstone when Rosanna, despite her class, her physical handicap, and her prison record dares to love and hope for love from the well-heeled hero of the story, Franklin Blake, in competition with the beautiful and wealthy Rachel Verinder.
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 Amazon.ca: The Moonstone: Books: Wilkie Collins,Carolyn G. Heilbrun   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Remember, "The Moonstone" is primarily a Victorian novel, and Wilkie Collins is one of the best friends of Charles Dickens, who wrote "Great Expectations" which attacks the idea of 'gentleman.' The story is told by many characters themselves, and they unwittingly reveal the hidden side of their personalities in the narrative.
The Moonstone is a slow-paced detective novel written in the 19th century in London, England.
The Moonstone was first obtained by Colonel Herncastle who bequeaths it to his niece Miss Rachel on her sixteenth birthday.
www.amazon.ca /Moonstone-Wilkie-Collins/dp/0375757856   (2387 words)

  
 SparkNotes: The Moonstone: Context
The Moonstone is considered to be one of Collins's best novels, and it is usually read within two traditions: sensational fiction and detective fiction.
The novels which he wrote in 1860s up to The Moonstone exist within the tradition of the sensation novel, a subgenre of the Victorian novel that was particularly popular in the 1860s.
The subject matter of the novels often stemmed from a gripping journalistic story—Collins borrowed details of the case of The Moonstone from the Road Murder Case of 1860 (the crime was the murder of a young boy and the conviction hinged upon a missing, stained dress).
www.sparknotes.com /lit/moonstone/context.html   (696 words)

  
 Full text and plot summary of Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
The Moonstone was published in 1868 and concerns the huge yellow diamond of the title that was once stolen from an Indian shrine.
Rachel Verrinder receives the stone as a gift and does not realise that it has been passed to her in a sinister form of revenge by John Herncastle who, it transpires, acquired the moonstone by means of murder and theft.
The stone disappears on the very night it is given to Rachel, though, and the tale concerns the unveiling of the culprit after the intervention of Sergeant Cuff, a famous London detective.
www.bibliomania.com /0/0/12/22   (246 words)

  
 MOONSTONE Jewelry
Semi-transparent natural white moonstone pieces from India with occasional flashes of beautiful blue and rainbow colors were hand-ground into smooth round beads and polished and then drilled and strung in a 45cm (18 inch) length with a sterling silver clasp.
Semi-transparent natural white moonstone pieces from India with occasional flashes of beautiful blue and rainbow colors were hand-ground into disc shaped beads and faceted and then drilled and strung in a 45cm (18 inch) length with a sterling silver clasp.
Natural white moonstone pieces from India with beautiful blue flashes of color and superior transparency were tumbled and polished in baroque shapes, and then drilled and strung in a 45cm (18 inch) length with a sterling silver clasp.
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 Moonstone - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Moonstone Books, a publisher of graphic novels and comic books.
Moonstone, Ontario, a small hamlet near Coldwater, north of Barrie, in Ontario, Canada
Moonstone, the name of the machine used to select numbers in the Lotto draw in the UK's National Lottery.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Moonstone   (193 words)

  
 Amazon.co.jp: The Moonstone: ビデオ: Greg Wise,Keeley Hawes,Terrence Hardiman,Mellan Mitchell,Peter ...
Amazon.co.jp: The Moonstone: ビデオ: Greg Wise,Keeley Hawes,Terrence Hardiman,Mellan Mitchell,Peter Vaughan,Patricia Hodge,Rachel Lumberg,Nicholas Lane,Surinder Duhra,Lesley Sharp,Robert Bierman
The two fall in love, but after the disappearance of the Moonstone, Rachel refuses to speak to Franklin or anyone else, and rebuffs an investigation by a renowned detective (Antony Sher), who suspects Rachel herself is involved with the apparent theft.
The Moonstone, a sacred Hindu diamond was stolen from the head of the Moon God, in its shrine by John Herncastle in 1799.
www.amazon.co.jp /Moonstone-Greg-Wise/dp/6304706855   (412 words)

  
 VH1.com : Movies : The Moonstone : Plot
Wilkie Collins helped pioneer a new literary genre when he published The Moonstone in 1868, widely believed to be the first detective novel, and this adaptation for British television brings his classic story back to life.
The Moonstone was left to Rachel by her uncle, John Herncastle (Terrence Hardiman), whom she last saw two years ago, just before she informed him she never cared to talk to him again.
The Moonstone was first aired in the United States as part of the award-winning anthology series Masterpiece Theatre.
www.vh1.com /movies/movie/198632/plot.jhtml   (224 words)

  
 The Moonstone Tavern: A Proud Member of the GameSpy Network.
As soon as the moonstone that you possess is aligned with the corresponding phase of the moon (basically keep clicking upon Stonehenge), a message will appear congratulating you on finishing the game.
As far as I am aware, Moonstone was only ever been released on the Amiga 500/600 and PC.
Moonstone for the PC is now playable on *all Windows versions* with the minimum of hassle via a great programme called
moonstone.classicgaming.gamespy.com /emulation.htm   (1009 words)

  
 William Wilkie Collins - The Moonstone
The marvelous Moonstone was presented just before dinner; it was as large as a plover's egg, and its golden flashes illumined the curtained drawing-room like the harvest moon, with only a single flaw discernible in its mellow heart.
The circumstances concerning the disappearance of the Moonstone had become public; and now, as the missing jewel seemed to have some connection with the mysterious assaults upon Luker and Ablewhite, popular curiosity caused considerable gossip.
Three priests officiated at the unveiling of the idol, and then, turning from one another, took their several ways out into the world, never to meet again, for in pursuit of the long-missing chief treasure and ornament of that sacred figure they had mingled with the Christians and had become degraded from their caste.
www.oldandsold.com /articles25/authors-8.shtml   (4705 words)

  
 The Moonstone | MTV MOVIES
Comparatively little known, this Monogram thriller is a remarkably concise adaptation of Wilkie Collins' lengthy 1868 mystery novel The Moonstone.
The recipient is Anne Verinder (Phyllis Barry), who despite being warned to lock the Moonstone away in the family vault, chooses to place it under her pillow.
The Moonstone is a prime example of what can be accomplished on a small budget with a little extra time and care.
www.mtv.com /movies/movie/67683/moviemain.jhtml   (187 words)

  
 The Moonstone, Initially - Literature Network Forums
I would be very interested in others' opinions about The Moonstone, and any other novels like this that I can buy when I am finished reading what I already have.
Once I read that Collins easily could be the grandfather of the Mystery/Crime genre and I readily agree but what I like most about his stories is the fact that he gave such important and dominant roles to women in his books and did not treat them as the conservative Victorian morals would require.
You and I have made the same pact I am afraid, and The Moonstone is still one of the twelve books sitting on my shelf.
www.online-literature.com /forums/showthread.php?t=14721   (556 words)

  
 SpiderFan.org - Characters : John Jameson (Man-Wolf)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The moonstone proved to be an alien artifact that attached itself to Jameson's throat and on nights of the full moon transformed him into the Man-Wolf, a powerful and violent wolf-like humanoid.
The Realmites told him his moonstone was created centuries ago by their dying lupine Stargod to pass his powers on to his successor.
Again subject to the partial effects of the moonstone, the Man-Wolf was kidnapped and controlled by Spencer Smythe in an attempt to get revenge on J.Jonah Jameson and Spider-Man. When Smythe tried to destroy the Man-Wolf, his moonstone teleported him to another dimension where he again became the Stargod.
www.spiderfan.org /characters/manwolf.html   (958 words)

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