|Drood (2009) [Novel]|
by Dan Simmons
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(From the publisher):
On June 9, 1865, while traveling by train to London with his secret mistress, 53-year-old Charles Dickens--at the height of his powers and popularity, the most famous and successful novelist in the world and perhaps in the history of the world--hurtled into a disaster that changed his life forever.
Did Dickens begin living a dark double life after the accident? Were his nightly forays into the worst slums of London and his deepening obsession with corpses, crypts, murder, opium dens, the use of lime pits to dissolve bodies, and a hidden subterranean London mere research ... or something more terrifying?
Original title: Drood
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Suspense
Fiction→ Historical→ European→ 19th Century
Fiction→ General Fiction→ Literary Fiction/classics→ Footnote Fiction
This work supplements the following works :
Mystery of Edwin Drood, the (1870) [Novel]
Author: Charles Dickens