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The mystery of edwin drood [electronic resource]. Charles Dickens.

Dickens, Charles. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781588368713 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Publisher: New York : Modern Library, 2009.

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Summary, etc.: (Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)Charles Dickens's final, unfinished novel is in many ways his most intriguing. A highly atmospheric tale of murder, The Mystery of Edwin Drood foreshadows both the detective stories of Conan Doyle and the nightmarish novels of Kafka.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 fiancée 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:...
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Subject: Fiction.
Classic Literature.
Genre: Electronic books.

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