Drood

Drood

A Novel

Audiobook CD - 2009 | Abridged.
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A tale inspired by the mysterious final years of Charles Dickens finds the fifty-three-year-old literary master irrevocably changed when a train journey with his mistress ends in violence.
"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? Author Dan Simmons draws from history to create an engaging and terrifying narrative. Based on the historical details of Charles Dickens's life and narrated by Wilkie Collins (Dickens's friend, frequent collaborator, and Salieri-style secret rival), Drood explores the still-unsolved mysteries of the famous author's last years and may provide the key to Dickens's final, unfinished work: The Mystery of Edwin Drood." -from product description.
Publisher: New York : Hachette Audio, p2009.
Edition: Abridged.
ISBN: 9781600244636
1600244637
Characteristics: 9 sound discs (10 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Prebble, Simon

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teacupfaerie Mar 03, 2011

Creepy. Interesting. Historical. If you liked the Historian you will like this.

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