Book Club: The Mystery of Edwin Drood by Charles Dickens

thu24oct12:00 pmthu1:00 pmBook Club: The Mystery of Edwin Drood by Charles DickensFree & Open to the Public

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The October selection for this month’s book club is The Mystery of Edwin Drood by Charles Dickens.The Book Club meeting will be held Thursday, October 24th @ 1:00PM at the Interchurch Center Library, suite 250.

the mystery of edwin drood

About the Book:

Edwin Drood is contracted to marry orphan Rosa Bud when he comes of age, but when they find that duty has gradually replaced affection, they agree to break off the engagement. Shortly afterwards, in the middle of a storm on Christmas Eve, Edwin disappears, leaving nothing behind but some personal belongings and the suspicion that his jealous uncle John Jasper, madly in love with Rosa, is the killer. And beyond this presumed crime there are further intrigues: the dark opium dens of the sleepy cathedral town of Cloisterham, and the sinister double life of Choirmaster Jasper, whose drug-fuelled fantasy life belies his respectable appearance. Dickens died before completing The Mystery of Edwin Drood, leaving its tantalising mystery unsolved and encouraging successive generations of readers to turn detective.

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October 24, 2019 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm(GMT+00:00)


The Interchurch Center Library

61 Claremont Avenue, New York, NY 10115

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