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Edwin Drood is contracted to marry Orphan Rosa, but they break the engagement off-and soon afterwards Edwin disappears. Is it murder? And is his jealous uncle-a sinister choirmaster with a double life and designs on Rosa-the killer? Dickens died before completing the story, leaving the mystery unsolved and encouraging successive generations of readers to turn detective. In addition to its tantalizing crime, the novel also offers a characteristically Dickensian mix of the fantastical world of the imagination and a vibrantly journalistic depiction of gritty reality.

This edition features a new critical introduction that assesses the evidence to show whether the mystery can truly be solved, as well as a chronology, illustrations, appendixes (including one on opium use in the nineteenth century).

Edited with an introduction and notes by David Paroissien.

About the Author

Charles Dickens (1812-1870) was born in Portsmouth, England, and grew up in poverty, one of eight children. He became the preeminent writer of Victorian England, with most of his novels appearing in serial form before being published as books.

David Paroissien was educated in England and the United States and received his Ph.D. from UCLA. He taught for many years at the University of Massachusetts and is now emeritus professor of English. He is also the editor of the Dickens Quarterly.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140430929
Editor:
Cox, A.
Designed:
Wilson, Angus
Author:
Dickens, Charles
Author:
Cox, Arthur J.
Author:
Paroissien, David
Author:
Wilson, Angus
Publisher:
Penguin Classics
Location:
Harmondsworth
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
British and irish fiction (fictional works by
Subject:
England
Subject:
British and irish
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories
Subject:
England Social life and customs 19th century Fiction.
Subject:
General Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Bibliography: p. 31-32.
Series:
Penguin English Library
Series Volume:
fol. 14
Publication Date:
19740630
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
7.80x5.14x.68 in. .43 lbs.

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