The Mystery Of Edwin Drood (Hardback)
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The Mystery Of Edwin Drood (Hardback) The Mystery Of Edwin Drood (Hardback)

The Mystery Of Edwin Drood (Hardback)

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Hardback 352 Pages / Published: 04/11/2004
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As in many of Dickens's greatest novels, the gulf between appearance and reality drives the action. Set in the seemingly innocuous cathedral town of Cloisterham, the story rapidly darkens with a sense of impending evil. Central to the plot is John Jasper: in public he is a man of integrity and benevolence, in private he is an opium addict. And while seeming to smile on the engagement of his nephew, Edwin Drood, he is, in fact, consumed by jealousy, driven to terrify the boy's fiancee and to plot the murder of Edwin himself. Though The Mystery of Edwin Drood is one of its author's darkest books, it also bustles with a vast roster of memorable-and delightfully named-minor characters: Mrs. Billikins, the landlady; the foolish Mr. Sapsea; the domineering philanthropist, Mr. Honeythunder; and the mysterious Datchery. Several attempts have been made over the years to complete the novel and solve the mystery, but even in its unfinished state it is a gripping and haunting masterpiece.

Publisher: Everyman
ISBN: 9781857152838
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 487 g
Dimensions: 210 x 135 x 25 mm

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“The Mystery of Edwin Drood”

This is a superb story that is packed with intrigue and conspiracy that begins innocently enough with two orphans whose parents had arranged their marriage before their deaths and their remaining relatives and... More

Paperback edition
8th January 2013
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“The Greatest Mystery”

Unfinished at the time of his death this novel shows Dickens still at the height of his considerable powers. You might think there is little point in reading an unfinished novel, particularly a detective novel but if... More

Paperback edition
14th January 2010
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