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The Mystery of Edwin Drood

edwin droodTitle: The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Writer: Charles Dickens

Publisher: Dover Thrift Editions (2005,first published 1915)

Pages: 224p

Bought at: Kinokuniya Plaza Senayan (IDR46k)

“The only one of Dickens’s novels which he did not finish was the only one that really needed finishing”, GK Chesterton wrote in the introduction for this book. Many of Dickens’s novels (although I’ve only read a few so far) had predictable endings and plots, but his last book was the first detective story he’d ever written, and sadly, he passed away in the middle of the process, leaving a legendary unfinished book, The Mystery of Edwin Drood.

Edwin Drood was a fine young man, an architect who lived in London. He was an orphan and the closest relative he had was his uncle Jasper. Edwin liked to visit Jasper in Cloisterham, a small Cathedral town, where his fiancee Rosa Bud also lived in The Nuns’…

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