The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Paperback)

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By Charles Dickens, Peter Ackroyd (Introduction by), Paul Slater (Illustrator)
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Dickens' final, unfinished novel has inspired generations of speculation Choirmaster John Jasper is a man of deep hypocrisy. His public reputation is flawless yet privately he leads an immoral life, frequenting squalid opium dens. Although outwardly he seems delighted with the betrothal of his nephew Edwin Drood to Rosa Bud, one of his choristers, secretly he is consumed by jealousy. But he is not alone in hoping for Edwin's demise. Among others, hot-tempered Neville Landless has also made an enemy of Drood--so when Edwin disappears, at whom should the accusing finger point?

About the Author

Charles Dickens (1812-1870) is considered one of the English language's greatest writers. Peter Ackroyd's biography Dickens was published in 1990 to enormous critical acclaim. His other titles include London: A Biography, Poe: A Life Cut Short, Shakespeare: The Biography, and Thames: The Biography. Paul Slater is an artist and illustrator whose awards include The Association of Illustrators Artist of the Year Award and the WH Smith Editorial Art Award.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780099533542
ISBN-10: 0099533545
Publisher: Random House UK
Publication Date: December 1st, 2013
Pages: 320
Language: English