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Mystery of Edwin Drood
The Trials of John Jasper

The Trials of John Jasper

SPOILERS AHEAD

In Dickens’ final incomplete novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, when Drood goes missing it is assumed that he has been murdered.  Edwin’s uncle and guardian, John Jasper, is the choirmaster of the Cloisterham Cathedral, but Jasper is also secretly in love with Edwin’s fiancée, Rosa Bud.  To cast further …

Dickens Literary Salon: The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Dickens Literary Salon: The Mystery of Edwin Drood

For our next Dickens Literary Salon, we’re skipping to the end for Dickens’ last novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood.

Warning: Drood spoilers ahead. If you haven’t yet read the novel, this post will reveal some of the plot. 

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Boz Bicentenary Speakers: Matthew Pearl

Boz Bicentenary Speakers: Matthew Pearl

The Last Dickens

The Last Dickens

When Charles Dickens died suddenly of stroke in 1870 he had written half of a novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood.  Dickens published all of his novels in serial format...