Charles Dickens’ Unfinished Novel and Our Endless Attempts To End It
Published by Pen & Sword History
Charles Dickens dies on the 9th of June 1870, halfway through the writing of The Mystery of Edwin Drood.
From that point onward, a great many writers have attempted to finish Drood.
This fine book tells the tale of these many attempts though as the author rightfully notes:
“That Dickens left his final book unfinished need not be a source of frustration, but the ultimate parting word from an author who built his career on his relationship with his reading public …”
As always, Pen & Sword have done a fine job with the illustrations, particularly the highly original work of Alys Jones.
A fine book for anyone with an interest in Dickens in general and Drood in particular.