The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Paperback)
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Short Description for The Mystery of Edwin Drood Dickens' final, unfinished novel features themes and motifs such as: drugs, disappearances, sexual obsession, disguise and a possible murder. It also includes a number of stories and sketches, with subjects as different as murder, guilt and childhood romance.
- Published: 01 October 1998
- Format: Paperback 496 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781853267291 ISBN 10: 1853267295
- Sales rank: 34,461
Full description for The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Dickens's final novel, left unfinished at his death, is a tale of mystery whose fast-paced action takes place in an ancient cathedral city and in some of the darkest places in nineteenth century London. Drugs, sexual obsession, colonial adventuring and puzzles about identity are among the novel's themes. At the centre of the plot lie the baffling disappearance of Edwin Drood and the many explanations of his whereabouts. A sombre and menacing atmosphere, a fascinating range of characters and Dickens's usual superb command of language combine to make this an exciting and tantalising story. Also included in this volume are a number of unjustly neglected stories and sketches, with subjects as different as murder and guilt and childhood romance. This unusual selection illustrates Dickens's immense creativity and versatility.