The Problem of "Edwin Drood": A Study in the Methods of Dickens

The Problem of "Edwin Drood": A Study in the Methods of Dickens

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The Problem of "Edwin Drood": A Study in the Methods of Dickens

The Problem of "Edwin Drood": A Study in the Methods of Dickens

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The three mysteries of Edwin Drood are thus stated by Mr. Cuming Walters:

'The first mystery, partly solved by Dickens himself, is the fate of Edwin Drood. Was he murdered?--if so, how and by whom, and where was his body hidden? If not, how did he escape, and what became of him, and did he reappear?

'The second mystery is--Who was Mr. Datchery, the "stranger who appeared in Cloisterham" after Drood's disappearance?

'The third mystery is--Who was the old opium woman, called the Princess Puffer, and why did she pursue John Jasper?'

It is with the first two of these mysteries that this book is concerned. In the concluding chapter some hints are offered as to the third, but in my opinion there are no sufficient materials for any definite answer.

The problem before us is to decide with one . . .

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