Mystery of Edwin Drood

ISBN-10: 0140439269
ISBN-13: 9780140439267
Edition: 2002
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Description: Dickens died before completing his last novel, leaving its mystery unsolved and encouraging successive generations of readers to try and work out what happened next.

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Book details

List price: $12.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 5/28/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594

Dickens died before completing his last novel, leaving its mystery unsolved and encouraging successive generations of readers to try and work out what happened next.

Charles Dickens, perhaps the best British novelist of the Victorian era, was born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England on February 7, 1812. His happy early childhood was interrupted when his father was sent to debtors' prison, and young Dickens had to go to work in a factory at age twelve. Later, he took jobs as an office boy and journalist before publishing essays and stories in the 1830s. His first novel, The Pickwick Papers, made him a famous and popular author at the age of twenty-five. Subsequent works were published serially in periodicals and cemented his reputation as a master of colorful characterization, and as a harsh critic of social evils and corrupt institutions. His many books include Oliver Twist, David Copperfield, Bleak House, Great Expectations, Little Dorrit, A Christmas Carol, and A Tale of Two Cities. Dickens married Catherine Hogarth in 1836, and the couple had nine children before separating in 1858 when he began a long affair with Ellen Ternan, a young actress. Despite the scandal, Dickens remained a public figure, appearing often to read his fiction. He died in 1870, leaving his final novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, unfinished.

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Introduction
Note on the Text
A Chronology of Charles Dickens
Contents
List of Illustrations
The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Manuscript List of Projected Names and Titles
The Number Plans
The Sapsea Fragment
Explanatory Notes
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