The Mystery of Edwin Drood by Charles Dickens
Author: Charles Dickens | Published: 1870
The Mystery of Edwin Drood Synopsis
The Mystery of Edwin Drood is a novel by English author Charles Dickens, published in 1870. This is an unfinished novel due to the author's death. The story takes place in the fictional town of Cloisterham and centers on the mysterious vanishing of the protagonist, Edwin Drood. The main character is a youthful man betrothed to Rosa Bud, his cousin. He is embroiled in a complex relationship with her and harbors doubts about their upcoming nuptials. John Jasper, Rosa's uncle and a choir director addicted to opium, is smitten with her and becomes a pivotal character in the book.
One day, Edwin disappears, and other characters get entangled in the mystery of his disappearance, such as Neville Landless, who had a recent altercation with Edwin, and his twin sister Helena, who develops a close relationship with Jasper. There are also the Reverend Crisparkle, a kind-hearted clergyman, and the enigmatic Datchery, who arrives in Cloisterham with an undisclosed purpose.
About Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens is one of the most beloved authors in literary history. Born in England in 1812, he wrote some of the most iconic novels of all time, including David Copperfield, Great Expectations, and A Tale of Two Cities. His works were written during a time known as the Victorian Era, and his novels had an incredible influence on literature during that period.
Dickens was born into a middle-class family, and after his father's imprisonment for debt, he had to leave school and work in a factory at age 12. This experience taught him about poverty and inequality, inspiring many of his stories. Find out more about Charles Dickens at sevenov.com.
Charles Dickens' Books on PageVio
Novels: The Pickwick Papers | Oliver Twist | The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby | The Old Curiosity Shop | Barnaby Rudge | A Christmas Carol | Martin Chuzzlewit | The Chimes | The Cricket on the Hearth | The Battle of Life | The Haunted Man and the Ghost’s Bargain | Dombey and Son | David Copperfield | Bleak House | Hard Times | Little Dorrit | A Tale of Two Cities | Great Expectations | Our Mutual Friend | The Mystery of Edwin Drood
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