This book, first published in 1986, explores the allusions in Dickens’s work, such as current events and religious and intellectual issues, social customs, topography, costume, furniture and transportation. Together with an analysis of Dickens’s imaginative responses to his culture, and their place in the genesis and composition of the text, this book is a full-scale, thoroughgoing annotation that The Mystery of Edwin Drood requires.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction 2. A Note on the Text 3. How to Use the Notes 4. The Notes 5. Appendix: The Sapsea Fragment
Wendy S. Jacobson