The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Penguin Classics)

The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Penguin Classics)

Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens's ultimate, unfinished novel, and person who has questioned readers and encouraged writers on the grounds that its publication

Edwin Drood is shriveled to marry orphan Rosa Bud whilst he comes of age, but if they locate that responsibility has steadily changed affection, they comply with holiday off the engagement. almost immediately afterwards, in the midst of a typhoon on Christmas Eve, Edwin disappears, leaving not anything in the back of yet a few own assets and the suspicion that his jealous uncle John Jasper, head over heels in love with Rosa, is the killer. And past this presumed crime there are additional intrigues: the darkish opium dens of the sleepy cathedral city of Cloisterham, and the sinister double lifetime of Choirmaster Jasper, whose drug-fuelled delusion lifestyles belies his decent visual appeal. Dickens died ahead of finishing The secret of Edwin Drood, leaving its tantalising secret unsolved and inspiring successive generations of readers to show detective. This variation includes an creation via David Paroissien, discussing the novel's finishing, with a chronology, notes, unique illustrations by means of Samuel Luke Fildes, appendices on opium use within the 19th century, the 'Sapsea Fragment' and Dickens's plans for the story's conclusion. 

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