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The Mystery of Edwin Drood

by Dickens, Charles

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Chapman & Hall, London, 1870 Part III, June 1870, Chapt X-XII, pp 65-96.Disbound, worn, lacks original covers, housed in plain green wrappers with handwritten title, contains 20 pp Edwin Drood Advertiser, two engraved plates with tissue by S.L.Feldes, lacks cork plate, 2pp yellow ad Dr. De Jonghs,1/2pp yellow "All the Year Round" by Charles Dickens, 8pp Chapman Hall publisher ads (which is often lacking), 4pp yellow Chapman flour ad, 4pp Cassell's pub ad, 2pp blue paper John Brogden & Parkins & Gotto, final ad.This is the third of three parts that appeared prior to Dickens' death June 9, 1870.Only six parts in all were published. Fair. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Fair.

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The Mystery of Edwin Drood marked the last of Charles Dickens novels, and was left unfinished in its publication. It follows the story of an orphan, Edwin Drood who worked as an engineer for his adoptive father’s firm, and his betrothal to fellow orphan Rosa Bud. As they come to age there is recognition that their love has been replaced by friendship, and the engagement is soon broken off. Shortly afterwards, in the middle of a storm on Christmas Eve, Edwin disappears, leaving nothing behind but some personal belongings and the suspicion that his killer was his jealous uncle John Jasper, or a fellow orphan Neville, who were both  madly in love with Rosa. The fantastical story intrigues the reader with the darkness the opium dens within the sleepy cathedral town of Cloisterham, and the sinister double life of Choirmaster Jasper, whose drug-fuelled fantasy life belies his respectable appearance. Charles Dickens passed before the novel could be completed, leaving a tantalizing mystery that will never be solved. 

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Bookseller Inventory #
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Title
The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Author
Dickens, Charles
Format/binding
Paperback
Book condition
Used - Fair
Quantity available
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Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Chapman & Hall, London
Date published
1870
Keywords
DICKENS, CHARLES EDWIN DROOD, MYSTERY, COLLINS, S L FELDES, VICTORIAN ILLUSTRATIONS, ADVERTISEMENTS

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