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The Last Dickens summary ✓ 8 ✓ [PDF] ✪ The Last Dickens By Matthew Pearl – Gwairsoft.co.uk In his most enthralling novel yet the critically acclaimed author Matthew Pearl reopens one of literary history’s greatest mysteries The Last Dickens is a tale filled with the dazzling twists and tu In his most enthralling novel yet the critUblisher Fields Osgood partner James Osgood sends his trusted clerk Daniel Sand to await the arrival of Dickens’s unfinished novel But when Daniel’s body is discovered by the docks and the manuscript is nowhere to be found Osgood must embark on a transatlantic uest to unearth the novel that he hopes will save his venerable business and reveal Daniel’s killerDanger and intrigue abound on the journey to England for which Osgood has chosen Rebecca S. I wanted to like this novel really I did I love Dickens's novels and pretty much anything to do with Dickens and I have an especial soft spot for Drood But Pearl's novel left me cold I kept trying to get involved in the plot's nefarious twists and turns and to appreciate his trademark authorial touches including the subtle nod at recent Dickens scholars with a postcolonial lens but the novel kept rejecting my attempts at affection It begins with a premise familiar to anyone who has read The D Case or Dickens's own novel Drood itself speculation about the lostunfinished ending to The Mystery of Edwin Drood Pearl sweeps the reader up in Boston transplants her to England and natch India obliuely following 1 the American reading tours of an increasingly fatigued Charles Dickens 2 one of Dickens's sons stationed in India and who happens to be a highly decorated officer hot on the trail of an opium smuggler 3 the travails of an independent publisher moonlighting as a literary private detective and 4 a series of petty or hardened criminals including a half Chinese pirate with a golden cane a few desperate New York journalists a deranged aristocratic fan in love with Dickens think Misery and of course the real villains a soulless rival publishing house Pearl's solution to the Drood uestion is interesting but worked out in a way that feels purely formulaic rather than compellingThere is so much that could have made this novel really great and instead it was just so so Sorry Mr Pearl but in order to pull off a tour de force of this order you need to be Dickens himself

The Last DickensUblisher Fields Osgood partner James Osgood sends his trusted clerk Daniel Sand to await the arrival of Dickens’s unfinished novel But when Daniel’s body is discovered by the docks and the manuscript is nowhere to be found Osgood must embark on a transatlantic uest to unearth the novel that he hopes will save his venerable business and reveal Daniel’s killerDanger and intrigue abound on the journey to England for which Osgood has chosen Rebecca S. I wanted to like this novel really I did I love Dickens's novels and pretty much anything to do with Dickens and I have an especial soft spot for Drood But Pearl's novel left me cold I kept trying to get involved in the plot's nefarious twists and turns and to appreciate his trademark authorial touches including the subtle nod at recent Dickens scholars with a postcolonial lens but the novel kept rejecting my attempts at affection It begins with a premise familiar to anyone who has read The D Case or Dickens's own novel Drood itself speculation about the lostunfinished ending to The Mystery of Edwin Drood Pearl sweeps the reader up in Boston transplants her to England and natch India obliuely following 1 the American reading tours of an increasingly fatigued Charles Dickens 2 one of Dickens's sons stationed in India and who happens to be a highly decorated officer hot on the trail of an opium smuggler 3 the travails of an independent publisher moonlighting as a literary private detective and 4 a series of petty or hardened criminals including a half Chinese pirate with a golden cane a few desperate New York journalists a deranged aristocratic fan in love with Dickens think Misery and of course the real villains a soulless rival publishing house Pearl's solution to the Drood uestion is interesting but worked out in a way that feels purely formulaic rather than compellingThere is so much that could have made this novel really great and instead it was just so so Sorry Mr Pearl but in order to pull off a tour de force of this order you need to be Dickens himself

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The Last Dickens ´ In his most enthralling novel yet the critically acclaimed author Matthew Pearl reopens one of literary history’s greatest mysteries The Last Dickens is a tale filled with the dazzling twists and turns the unerring period details and the meticulous research that thrilled readers The Last eBook #180 of the bestsellers The Dante Club and The Poe ShadowBoston When news of Charles Dickens’s untimely death reaches the office of his struggling American p. The first book I read of Matthew Peal was the Last Bookaneer a later publication to the Last Dickens I loved the Last Bookaneer so much and expected same competence in this book But I'm so sorry to say that this book was a disappointment I loved the information given in the book relating to Charles Dicken which in fact gave me a new awareness and new perspective regarding the renowned author I thank Mr Pearl for that But the main plot was so disturbed with some incidental I would say irrelevant sub story line based in Bengal India I also felt that the living years of Charles Dicken as described through his reading tour in America was too detailed It distracted me from the main mystery plot In the final chapters everything slowly put in to place but by that time I was a little exhausted with the reading All these facts contributed to me reading the book at a snail's pace and the slow reading affected all my excitement over the book read & download × eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ü Matthew Pearl

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Matthew Pearl Ü 8 review And Daniel’s older sister to assist him As they attempt to uncover Dickens’s final mystery Osgood and Rebecca find themselves racing the clock through a dangerous web of literary lions and drug dealers sadistic thugs and blue bloods and competing members of Dickens’s inner circle They soon realize that understanding Dickens’s lost ending is a matter of life and death and the hidden key to stopping a murderous mastermind From the Hardcover editi. As historical novels go I think this one was particularly fascinating in how intricately the events of the story’s fictional characters are interwoven with the actual historical events of Dickens life James Ripley Osgood the junior partner in the American publishing firm representing Charles Dickens sets out in pursuit of clues to the conclusion of Dickens final novel which was left only half finished at the time of his death The completion of the novel is of great import to his American publishers because Dickens is so popular a celebrity that its publication stands between financial success and possible ruin for the firm Murder and mayhem lie along the path of his uest from Boston to London and back Matthew Pearl has caught the flavor of the language and manners of the Victorian age revealing its seamy underbelly of poverty social injustice and drug addiction as it attempted to maintain a class system that justified its continuation Although Victorian authors from Dickens to Arthur Conan Doyle have given insight into the era Pearl’s modern perspective is particularly keen This is a real mystery thriller with twists and turns that keep you guessing until the end