A novel which reflects the underside of Victorian life. A tale of a stolen jewel, foreign menace and violent death. A telling social portrait.
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“The first, the longest, and the best of modern English detective novels in a genre invented by Collins and not by Poe.” (T.S. Eliot, author of The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock)
“Probably the very finest detective story ever written.” (Dorothy L. Sayers)
“Probably the best detective tale in the world.” (G. K. Chesterton, author of The Victorian Age in Literature)
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Book Description Penguin Classics, 1995. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0140430148
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