The Moonstone appeared in Harper's Weekly (U. S. A.) and All the Year Round, 4 January-8 August 1868 in 32 instalments, and as The Moonstone: A Romance in three volumes (London: Tinsley, July 1868). [Source of the following information: J. Don Vann. " The Moonstone in All the Year Round, 4 January-8 August, 1868." Victorian Novels in Serial. New York: Modern Language Association, 1985. Pages 48-50.]

Part Date Chapters in Volume Edition
1 4 January Prologue, Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4; "First Period. Events Related by Gabriel Betteredge," Chapters 1, 2, 3
2 11 January 4, 5
3 18 January 6, 7
4 25 January 8, 9
5 1 February 10
6 8 February 11: Part 6 ends two-thirds through chapter 11 with the paragraph beginning "While the police officer was still pondering in solitude" and ending "out walked Rosanna Spearman."
7 15 February 11 (continued), 12
8 22 February 13, 14
9 29 February 15
10 7 March 16, 17
11 14 March 18, 19, 20: Part 11 ends one- fourth through chapter 20 with the paragraph beginning "At the last conference . . . on the table."
12 21 March 20 (continued), 21: Part 12 ends two-thirds through chapter 21 with "Hot and angry as I was, the infernal . . . closed my lips."
13 28 March 21 (continued), 22
14 4 April "Second Period. First Narrative. Miss Clack," Chapter 1
15 11 April 2
16 18 April 3, 4: Part 16 ends halfway through chapter 4 with the paragraph beginning "Towards luncheon-time . . . go to Montagu Square."
17 25 April 4 (continued), 5
18 2 May 6, 7: Part 18 ends halfway through chapter 7 with the paragraph beginning "He led me to a chair" and ending "nothing more."
19 9 May 7 (continued)
20 16 May "Second Narrative: Matthew Bruff," Chapters 1, 2
21 23 May 3; "Third Narrative. Franklin Blake," Chapter 1
22 30 May 2, 3
23 6 June 4
24 13 June 5, 6
25 20 June 7
26 27 June 8
27 4 July 9
28 11 July 10
29 18 July "Fourth Narrative. Journal of Ezra Jennings": Part 29 ends with the third sentence of Ezra Jennings' journal entry for 25 June.
30 25 July "Fourth Narrative" (continued)
31 1 August "Fifth Narrative. Franklin Blake"
32 8 August "Sixth Narrative. Sergeant Cuff," Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5; "Seventh Narrative. Mr. Candy"; "Eight Narrative. Gabriel Betteredge"; Epilogue, Chapters 1, 2, 3.

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