Publisher description for The mystery of Edwin Drood / Charles Dickens ; with an introduction by David Paroissien.
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Edwin Drood is contracted to marry Orphan Rosa, but they break the engagement off-and soon afterwards Edwin disappears. Is it murder? And is his jealous uncle-a sinister choirmaster with a double life and designs on Rosa-the killer? Dickens died before completing the story, leaving the mystery unsolved and encouraging successive generations of readers to turn detective. In addition to its tantalizing crime, the novel also offers a characteristically Dickensian mix of the fantastical world of the imagination and a vibrantly journalistic depiction of gritty reality.
This edition features a new critical introduction that assesses the evidence to show whether the mystery can truly be solved, as well as a chronology, illustrations, appendixes (including one on opium use in the nineteenth century).
Edited with an introduction and notes by David Paroissien.
Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Triangles (Interpersonal relations) -- Fiction.
Separation (Psychology) -- Fiction.
Choral conductors -- Fiction.
Missing persons -- Fiction.
England -- Fiction.