The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Charles DICKENS (1812 - 1870)

The Mystery of Edwin Drood is the final novel by Charles Dickens. The novel was left unfinished at the time of Dickens' death, and readers have often speculated what the ending might have been. The novel is named after Edwin Drood, but it mostly tells the story of his uncle, a Jekyll-and-Hyde-esque choirmaster named John Jasper, who is in love with his pupil, Rosa Bud. Miss Bud is Drood's fiancée, and has caught the eye of the high-spirited and hot-tempered Neville Landless, who comes from Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) with his twin sister, Helena, and immediately makes an enemy of Drood. It is hinted strongly that Jasper is the murderer, but it is not known whether Dickens had a surprise in mind. (Summary from Wikipedia)

Genre(s): Detective Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 The Dawn Alan Chant
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Play 02 A Dean, and a Chapter Also Alan Chant
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Play 03 The Nuns' House Alan Chant
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Play 04 Mr Sapsea Alan Chant
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Play 05 Mr Durdles and Friend Alan Chant
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Play 06 Philanthropy In Minor Canon Corner Alan Chant
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Play 07 More Confidences Than One Alan Chant
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Play 08 Daggers Drawn Alan Chant
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Play 09 Birds in the Bush Alan Chant
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Play 10 Smoothing the Way Alan Chant
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Play 11 A Picture and a Ring Alan Chant
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Play 12 A Night With Durdles Alan Chant
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Play 13 Both At Their Best Alan Chant
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Play 14 When Shall These Three Meet Again? Alan Chant
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Play 15 Impeached Alan Chant
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Play 16 Devoted Alan Chant
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Play 17 Philanthropy, Professional and Unprofessional Alan Chant
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Play 18 A Settler in Cloisterham Alan Chant
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Play 19 The Shadow on the Sun-dial Alan Chant
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Play 20 A Flight Alan Chant
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Play 21 A Recognition Alan Chant
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Play 22 A Gritty State of Things Comes On Alan Chant
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Play 23 The Dawn Again Alan Chant
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