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The Resource Drood : a novel, Dan Simmons

Drood : a novel, Dan Simmons

Label
Drood : a novel
Title
Drood
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Dan Simmons
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Sealed for 125 years, a secret manuscript by Charles Dickens' friend and some-time collaborator Wilkie Collins, reveals the dark secret that obsessed both men -- a secret that not only ended their long friendship, but also brought each writer to the very brink of murder. 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 -- hurtled into a disaster that changed his life forever. His train jumped the rail and plummeted into the marsh below. Dickens assisted the maimed and dying but the experience shook him to the core.His personality visibly darkened, his famous public readings began to focus on the most violent scenes he'd ever written, especially the terrible murder of Nancy by Bill Sykes in Oliver Twist. The author acted out the murder, adding dialogue and gesture, screaming, begging, strangling and cutting. By night Dickens and Collins began stalking the underbelly of London, obsessed with corpses, catacombs, murders, lime pits, opium dens, disguises and serial killers. Research -- or something darker? Or perhaps Wilkie Collins -- a laudanum addict with a seething, Salieri-esque jealousy of Dickens' success -- had another agenda?
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
294856
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Simmons, Dan
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dickens, Charles
  • Dickens, Charles
  • London (England)
  • England
  • London (England)
Label
Drood : a novel, Dan Simmons
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn225870345
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
777 pages
Isbn
9780316007023
Lccn
2008024501
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)225870345
Label
Drood : a novel, Dan Simmons
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn225870345
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
777 pages
Isbn
9780316007023
Lccn
2008024501
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)225870345

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