The Mystery of Edwin Drood by Charles Dickens

The Mystery of Edwin Drood is the final novel by Charles Dickens. It is a mystery indeed; the serial novel was just half completed at the time of Dickens’ death – leading to much speculation how it might have ended.The novel is named after Edwin Drood, one of the characters, but it mostly tells the story of his uncle, a choirmaster named John Jasper, who is in love with his pupil, Rosa Bud. Miss Bud is Drood’s fiancΓ©e, and has also caught the eye of the high-spirited and hot-tempered Neville Landless! Landless comes from Ceylon with his twin sister, Helena. Neville Landless and Edwin Drood take a dislike to one another the moment they meet.The story is set in Cloisterham, a lightly fictionalised Rochester (in Kent, England). Rochester is close to Dicken’s country house Gad’s Hill Place, where the final chapter was written and where Dickens died.Adapted by Alan Chant from the Edwin Drood entry in Wikipedia.
The Mystery of Edwin Drood by Charles Dickens

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01 – The Dawn
12 minutes Β·

01 – The Dawn

03 – The Nuns’ House
34 minutes Β·

03 – The Nuns’ House

04 – Mr Sapsea
30 minutes Β·

04 – Mr Sapsea

05 – Mr Durdles and Friend
19 minutes Β·

05 – Mr Durdles and Friend

07 – More Confidences Than One
26 minutes Β·

07 – More Confidences Than One

08 – Daggers Drawn
27 minutes Β·

08 – Daggers Drawn

09 – Birds in the Bush
44 minutes Β·

09 – Birds in the Bush

10 – Smoothing the Way
41 minutes Β·

10 – Smoothing the Way

11 – A Picture and a Ring
42 minutes Β·

11 – A Picture and a Ring

12 – A Night With Durdles
40 minutes Β·

12 – A Night With Durdles

13 – Both at Their Best
32 minutes Β·

13 – Both at Their Best

15 – Impeached
25 minutes Β·

15 – Impeached

16 – Devoted
31 minutes Β·

16 – Devoted

18 – A Settler in Cloisterham
24 minutes Β·

18 – A Settler in Cloisterham

19 – Shadow on the Sun-dial
22 minutes Β·

19 – Shadow on the Sun-dial

20 – A Flight
30 minutes Β·

20 – A Flight

21 – A Recognition
16 minutes Β·

21 – A Recognition

23 – The Dawn Again
53 minutes Β·

23 – The Dawn Again

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