'Then Ned - so threatened is he, wherever he may be while I am talking to you, dreary - should live to all eternity!' Charles Dickens: The Mystery of Edwin Drood'I will tell you how I see it. … Continue reading D is for Drood: The Mystery Continues
This Month's prompt of A Classics Challenge focuses on character.The classic that I read is The Mystery of Edwin Drood by Charles Dickens. And my favourite character from the book is John Jasper. We first encounter him in an opium den where he is an anonymous, shadowy figure. Later, the author provides us with a description:Mr. … Continue reading February: A Classics Challenge
'Edwin, Edwin, Edwin,' she repeats, trailing off into a drowsy repetition of the word; and then asks suddenly: Is the short of that name Eddy?''It is sometimes called so,'he replies, with the colour starting to his face.'Don't sweethearts call it so?' she asks, pondering.How should I know!'Haven't you a sweetheart, upon your soul?''None.'She is moving … Continue reading Dark Desires: Dickens’ Edwin Drood
What do you do with a book with an unresolved mystery? The Mystery of Edwin Drood teases you with its suggestions, insinuations, cryptic conversations. I have my own ideas about the mystery [and would be doing a detailed review soon] but right now I am off to read an off-shoot of it: The Last Dickens … Continue reading Edwin Drood: Did he or Didn’t he?
This month, I am participating in the Charles Dickens bicentennial celebrations hosted by Amanda at Fig and Thistle. The book that I am reading right now is one that has long been on my wishlist: The Mystery of Edwin Drood. So far, the mystery has been fairly gripping. There are two young people, Edwin and … Continue reading Charles Dickens Month: Edwin, Rosa, and Jasper