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Paperback 464 Pages / Published: 07/01/2010
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1870. Charles Dickens is dead. The final instalment of his last manuscript has vanished. The script was last seen addressed to the publisher whose fortunes depend on it. Since its sudden disappearance the only clue to its whereabouts is a trail of brutal murders. With his livelihood - indeed his life - in jeopardy, Dickens' publisher sets out to unravel the mystery. The trail leads him from bustling West End theatres, through grimy East End backstreets, into the fug of illicit opium dens, as the crime he hopes to solve ensnares him.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099512752
Number of pages: 464
Weight: 320 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 28 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"A plot packed full of incident, coincidences, devious twists and dramatic set pieces" * Daily Mail *
"A Dickens of a mystery" * New York Daily News *
"An immensely gifted author" * Dan Brown *
"Matthew Pearl's The Last Dickens is a tour-de-force . . . which grips the reader from harrowing start to tantalizing finish" * Jed Rubenfeld, author of The Interpretation of Murder *
"An illuminating peep into a vanished world" -- James Urquhart * Financial Times *

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“The Last Dickens”

While this isn't as good as Pearl's other novels it is still an intriguing story that follows Osgood's quest to find the ending to Dickens' final work, the Mystery of Edwin Drood. This is not as... More

Paperback edition
31st December 2013
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“Disappointing”

I was so looking forward to reading this novel, Dickens being one of my favourite authors. Sadly, I found the storyline pedestrain and the plot too implausible. There were a few moments in the book when the pace... More

Paperback edition
16th June 2010
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