Titolo: The Mystery of Edwin Drood: An Unfinished ...
Casa editrice: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Data di pubblicazione: 2006
Condizione libro: very good
Gently used. Expect delivery in 2-3 weeks. Codice inventario libreria 9780786171774-3
Riassunto: [Library Edition Audiobook CD in Vinyl case.]
[Read by David Thorn]
The Mystery of Edwin Drood is Charles Dickens's brilliant contribution to the field of crime and detection. In fact, the novel is even more of a mystery than Dickens himself intended, for he died before completing it, making it a favorite of literary detectives.
Against a background of opium dens, nocturnal graveyard visits, and moldering monastic crypts, Dickens weaves a tightly knit plot centered on the ominous disappearance of young Edwin Drood. Suspected of foul murder are John Jasper, a drug-addicted choir-master who hungers after Drood's fiancee, and Neville Landless, a Ceylonese who had previously quarreled violently with the missing man. With dark, brooding atmosphere and masterful characterization, Dickens is at the height of his powers in this final work.
*Produced by Alcazar AudioWorks with original music by Hans Bisner
L'autore: CHARLES DICKENS (1812-1870) was born in Landport, Portsmouth, England, the second of eight children in a family continually plagued by debt. A legacy brought release from the nightmare of debtors' prison and child labor and afforded him a few years of formal schooling. He worked as an attorney's clerk and newspaper reporter until his early writings brought him the amazing success that was to be his for the remainder of his life. He was the most popular English novelist of the Victorian era, and he remains popular, responsible for some of English literature's most iconic characters.
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