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THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD by Charles Dickens - First - 1981 - from Paper Time Machines and Biblio.com

THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD: Concluded by Leon Garfield

by Charles Dickens

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Charles Dickens famous unfinished work, "The Mystery of Edwin Drood" as completed by Leon Garfield.

VERY GOOD to FINE Pre-Owned Condition, with minor toning of the 'rough cut' pages on this Hardcover edition. The paper dust jacket does have some wear along the edges, which are accompanied with a few dings on the hardcover corners,

Charles Dickens was born on February 7, 1812, in Landport, Portsea, England. He died in Kent on June 9, 1870. The second of eight children of a family continually plagued by debt, the young Dickens came to know not only hunger and privation,but also the horror of the infamous debtors’ prison and the evils of child labor. A turn of fortune in the shape of a legacy brought release from the nightmare of prison and “slave” factories and afforded Dickens the opportunity of two years’ formal schooling at Wellington House Academy. He worked as an attorney’s clerk and newspaper reporter until his Sketches by Boz (1836) and The Pickwick Papers (1837) brought him the amazing and instant success that was to be his for the remainder of his life. In later years, the pressure of serial writing, editorial duties, lectures, and social commitments led to his separation from Catherine Hogarth after twenty-three years of marriage. It also hastened his death at the age of fifty-eight, when he was characteristically engaged in a multitude of work.




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