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The Last Dickens

Pearl, Matthew

Published by Random House Inc, Westminster, Maryland, U.S.A., 2009
ISBN 10: 1400066565 / ISBN 13: 9781400066568
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Title: The Last Dickens

Publisher: Random House Inc, Westminster, Maryland, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2009

Binding: Half-Leather

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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Fine Fine unread copy protected by Archival Brodart Cover. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 001217

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Synopsis: 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 of the bestsellers The Dante Club and The Poe Shadow.

Boston, 1870. When news of Charles Dickens?s untimely death reaches the office of his struggling American publisher, 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 quest to unearth the novel that he hopes will save his venerable business and reveal Daniel?s killer.

Danger and intrigue abound on the journey to England, for which Osgood has chosen Rebecca Sand, 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.

About the Author: Matthew Pearl is the New York Times bestselling author of The Dante Club and The Poe Shadow, and the editor of the Modern Library editions of Dante?s Inferno (translated by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow) and Edgar Allan Poe?s The Murders in the Rue Morgue: The Dupin Tales. Pearl is a graduate of Harvard University and Yale Law School and has taught literature at Harvard and at Emerson College. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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