The Problem of 'Edwin Drood': A Study in the Methods of Dickens
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The Problem of 'Edwin Drood': A Study in the Methods of Dickens

By Sir W. Robertson (William Robertson) Nicoll
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Table of Contents
  • THE PROBLEM OF ‘EDWIN DROOD’
  • p. viiCONTENTS
  • p. ixPREFACE
  • p. xviiINTRODUCTION
  • p. 1PART I.—THE MATERIALS FOR A SOLUTION
    • p. 3CHAPTER I—THE TEXT OF EDWIN DROOD
      • SENTENCES AND PARTS OF SENTENCES ERASED BY DICKENS
      • THE MANUSCRIPT
    • SENTENCES AND PARTS OF SENTENCES ERASED BY DICKENS
    • THE MANUSCRIPT
    • p. 20CHAPTER II—EXTERNAL TESTIMONIES
      • p. 21JOHN FORSTER’S TESTIMONY
      • MADAME PERUGINI’S TESTIMONY
      • THE TESTIMONY OF CHARLES DICKENS THE YOUNGER
      • THE TESTIMONY OF SIR LUKE FILDES
      • p. 56NOTES FOR THE NOVEL
    • p. 21JOHN FORSTER’S TESTIMONY
    • MADAME PERUGINI’S TESTIMONY
    • THE TESTIMONY OF CHARLES DICKENS THE YOUNGER
    • THE TESTIMONY OF SIR LUKE FILDES
    • p. 56NOTES FOR THE NOVEL
    • p. 69CHAPTER III—THE ILLUSTRATIONS ON THE WRAPPER
      • PROFESSOR JACKSON’S READING
      • MR. ANDREW LANG’S INTERPRETATION IN ‘THE PUZZLE OF DICKENS’S LAST PLOT’
      • DR. JAMES’S VIEW
      • MR. HUGH THOMSON’S READING
      • MR. CUMING WALTERS’S READING
    • PROFESSOR JACKSON’S READING
    • MR. ANDREW LANG’S INTERPRETATION IN ‘THE PUZZLE OF DICKENS’S LAST PLOT’
    • DR. JAMES’S VIEW
    • MR. HUGH THOMSON’S READING
    • MR. CUMING WALTERS’S READING
    • p. 82CHAPTER IV—THE METHODS OF DICKENS
      • HALF-WAY IN DICKENS
      • p. 83THE LENGTH OF DICKENS’S NOVELS
      • ‘BLEAK HOUSE’
      • ‘OUR MUTUAL FRIEND’
      • ‘LITTLE DORRIT’
      • ‘A TALE OF TWO CITIES’
      • ‘GREAT EXPECTATIONS’
      • p. 90WILKIE COLLINS ‘AHEAD OF ALL THE FIELD’
      • ‘A BACKWARD LIGHT’
      • p. 93EDGAR ALLAN POE AND DICKENS: A MYSTIFICATION
      • THE STORY OF SOLOMON DAISY
      • WHERE POE FAILED
      • p. 101WHERE POE SUCCEEDED
      • p. 104DICKENS’S WAY
    • HALF-WAY IN DICKENS
    • p. 83THE LENGTH OF DICKENS’S NOVELS
    • ‘BLEAK HOUSE’
    • ‘OUR MUTUAL FRIEND’
    • ‘LITTLE DORRIT’
    • ‘A TALE OF TWO CITIES’
    • ‘GREAT EXPECTATIONS’
    • p. 90WILKIE COLLINS ‘AHEAD OF ALL THE FIELD’
    • ‘A BACKWARD LIGHT’
    • p. 93EDGAR ALLAN POE AND DICKENS: A MYSTIFICATION
    • THE STORY OF SOLOMON DAISY
    • WHERE POE FAILED
    • p. 101WHERE POE SUCCEEDED
    • p. 104DICKENS’S WAY
  • p. 107PART II—ATTEMPT AT A SOLUTION
    • p. 109CHAPTER V—WAS EDWIN DROOD MURDERED?
      • I.
      • II.  DICKENS’S OWN NOTE
      • III.  THE ADMITTED TESTIMONY OF THE BOOK
      • IV.  THE RING
      • V.
      • THE ARGUMENTS FOR THE DISAPPEARANCE THEORY
      • ‘WHEN SHALL THESE THREE MEET AGAIN?’
      • ‘EDWIN DROOD IN HIDING’
      • THE MANNER OF THE MURDER
    • I.
    • II.  DICKENS’S OWN NOTE
    • III.  THE ADMITTED TESTIMONY OF THE BOOK
    • IV.  THE RING
    • V.
    • THE ARGUMENTS FOR THE DISAPPEARANCE THEORY
    • ‘WHEN SHALL THESE THREE MEET AGAIN?’
    • ‘EDWIN DROOD IN HIDING’
    • THE MANNER OF THE MURDER
    • p. 141CHAPTER VI—WHO WAS DATCHERY?
      • p. 146THE PRINCIPLES OF DISGUISE
      • THE NECESSARY QUALIFICATIONS
      • HELENA LANDLESS
      • DATCHERY’S WISTFUL GAZE
      • DATCHERY’S WIG
      • DATCHERY’S HANDS
      • THE ORIGIN OF DICKENS’S IDEA
      • OBJECTIONS
      • WHAT DICKENS DID NOT MEAN US TO READ
    • p. 146THE PRINCIPLES OF DISGUISE
    • THE NECESSARY QUALIFICATIONS
    • HELENA LANDLESS
    • DATCHERY’S WISTFUL GAZE
    • DATCHERY’S WIG
    • DATCHERY’S HANDS
    • THE ORIGIN OF DICKENS’S IDEA
    • OBJECTIONS
    • WHAT DICKENS DID NOT MEAN US TO READ
    • p. 177CHAPTER VII—OTHER THEORIES
      • THE DROOD-DATCHERY THEORY
      • p. 179THE BAZZARD-DATCHERY THEORY
      • THE GREWGIOUS-DATCHERY THEORY
      • THE DATCHERY-NEVILLE THEORY
      • THE TARTAR-DATCHERY THEORY
    • THE DROOD-DATCHERY THEORY
    • p. 179THE BAZZARD-DATCHERY THEORY
    • THE GREWGIOUS-DATCHERY THEORY
    • THE DATCHERY-NEVILLE THEORY
    • THE TARTAR-DATCHERY THEORY
    • p. 184CHAPTER VIII—HOW WAS ‘EDWIN DROOD’ TO END?
  • p. 203THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD A BIBLIOGRAPHY COMPILED BY B. W. MATZ
  • p. 210INDEX
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