Matthew Pearl Author of the Last Dickens
Matthew Pearl is the author of the novels The Dante Club, The Poe Shadow, The Last Dickens, and The Technologists. His books have been New York Times bestsellers and international bestsellers translated into more than 30 languages. His nonfiction writing has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe and Slate.com. He has been heard on shows including NPR’s All Things Considered and Weekend Edition Sunday.
He grew up in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and is a graduate of Harvard University and Yale Law School. Matthew has also taught literature and creative writing at Harvard University and Emerson College, and has been a Visiting Lecturer in law and literature at Harvard Law School. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. – source from author’s website.
THE LAST DICKENS – Summary
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 Dickens’s unfinished novel–The Mystery of Edwin Drood. 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 will save his venerable business and reveal Daniel’s killer. As they attempt to uncover Dickens’s final mystery, Osgood and his partner-in-adventure 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 the 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.
Matthew Pearl on the Last Dickens. It has Spanish subtitles but it is in English. Enjoy.
To find out more about Matthew Pearl visit his Website http://www.matthewpearl.com/