Skip to comments.The Unsolved Mystery of Mr. (Charles) Dickens
Posted on 06/28/2016 3:39:07 PM PDT by NYer
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Yes it is.
Interesting idea for a movie. Unfinished mystery that doesn’t resolve and allows everyone to imagine their own ending.
Been reading dickens for 40 years. My favorite. My name here at FR is from a dickens novel. This the only novel I have yet to read by CD. Interesting article. Thanks for posting
There was this:
Which was quite interesting.
Dan Simmons, one of my favorite authors, wrote a book “Drood” that mixed fact and fiction about Dicken’s novel together into a compelling mystery.
It’s a big book, and it explores the mysteries surrounding Dicken’s novel.
If you read the Dickens novel, the Simmons novel should be on your list.
Martin Chuzzlewit, by name.
It should also be noted that other names that have come into common usage are also from Dickens: Uriah Heep, "Scrooge," Pecksniff, Artful Dodger ...
I have a complete collection of Dickens' works, and I make it a point to re-read at least one of them every year.
Best opening line to a novel ever.
Anyone here named Madame DeFarge? Hope not.
“’Tis a far, far, better thing that I do....”
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.”
Gradually, he fell into that deep tranquil sleep which ease from recent suffering alone imparts: that calm and peaceful rest which it is pain to wake from. Who, if this were death, would be roused again to all the struggles and turmoils of life; to all its cares for the present; its anxieties for the future; more than all, its weary recollections of the past!
Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist p.88
BBC’s Horrible Histories has a great Charles Dickens video/song - when it’s available!
Dan Simmons is great.
And I shall!
Was is ever published? Is it available at our local book stores?
My mother’s prized possession was a red leather bound set of Dickens my father bought her when they lived in England in the 1950s. They were old when Daddy bought them for her.
The Book Shop — Monty Python
At last, the Mystery of Edwin Drood is SOLVED [a crowdsourced project, 2015)
I have one from 1880. Full collection. I had it appraised. Worth about 3 or 4 dollars a book. He was a rock star if his time and sold a huge amount of books. Not rare.
Still ——I love my collection. The dickens books I have, have beautiful drawings. A piece of transparent. Rice paper in covers each illustration.
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