?

AP® English Literature

Free Version

Upgrade subject to access all content

Easy

Narrator's Tone in The Moonstone

APENLT-JWQSJV

The Moonstone, Wilkie Collins, 1868

(Wilkie Collins, a novelist and playwright, was friends with Charles Dickens and had many of his concerns about English society. The Moonstone is considered by many the first English “detective” or suspense novel.)

Collins, Wilkie. The Moonstone. London: Tinsley Brothers, 1868. Gutenberg.org. John Hamm and David Widger, 12 Jan. 2006. Web. 21 Apr. 2016.

Lines 1-8 suggest that the narrator's tone, as he describes the "gentlefolks," will be

A

elegiac.

B

apathetic.

C

ironic.

D

dismissive.

E

sympathetic.