of Edwin Drood
an Introduction by Matthew Pearl.
as an appendix "The Trial of John Jasper"
featuring G. K. Chesterton, George Bernard
Shaw, et. al., in print for the first time
since original publication in 1914.
story of the fate of Edwin Drood is a mystery
within a mystery. When young Edwin disappears
after dinner on Christmas Eve and his watch and
chain are later found in the nearby river,
everyone suspects foul play. Could one of
Edwin’s acquaintances have murdered him – and,
if so, what could their motive be? And how does
this shocking event in a quiet cathedral town
connect to the opium dens of London? Tragically,
the mystery is destined never to be truly
solved, as Dickens died before he could finish
this novel – all that is left are the clues that
can be found in the completed chapters.
the US market, this special edition is avaiable
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original materials © Matthew Pearl.
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