Drood (novel)


Drood (novel)
Drood  
Author(s) Dan Simmons
Country United States
Language English
Genre(s) Thriller, Historical fiction
Publisher Little, Brown and Company (US), Quercus (United Kingdom)
Publication date February 2009
Media type Print (Hardback)
Pages 777 pp (first edition)
ISBN 9780316007023
OCLC Number 225870345
Dewey Decimal 813/.54 22
LC Classification PS3569.I47292 D76 2009

Drood is a 2009 novel written by Dan Simmons. It is a fictionalized account of the last five years of Charles Dickens' life told from the view point of Dickens' friend and fellow author Wilkie Collins. The title comes from Dickens' unfinished novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood. The novel mixes factual biography from the lives of Dickens, Collins, and other literary and historical figures of the Victorian era with a complex plot, complicated even further by an unreliable narrator.

Guillermo del Toro is scheduled to direct a film adaptation of Drood for Universal Pictures.[1]

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