The Last Dickens

The Last Dickens

A Novel

Book - 2009
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Boston, 1870. When news of Charles Dickens's untimely death reaches the office of his struggling American publisher, Fields & Osgood, partner James Osgood sends Daniel Sand to take possession of the unfinished novel. When Sand is killed, Osgood and Rebecca Sand journey to England determined to recover the manuscript and stop a murderous mastermind.
Publisher: New York : Random House, 2009.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781400066568
Call Number: PEARL
Characteristics: 386 p. ; 24 cm
Subjects: Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 -- Manuscripts -- Fiction.
Osgood, James R. 1836-1892 -- Fiction.
Historical fiction.
Mystery fiction.
London (England) -- Fiction.
Publishers and publishing -- Fiction.


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Apr 15, 2012

After looking forward to reading this book, I was somewhat disappointed. The premise for the story is interesting (the loss of Dickenses' last but uncompleted novel) and the search which sends the hero to London. I found, however, that the storyline was hard to follow, probably because the various characters aren't developed enough and seem to appear out nowhere.

Aug 31, 2010

Enjoyed the book - a good depiction of the social climate of the time and an interesting take on the unfinished last novel of Dickens.


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