Solutions

[Don Richard] Cox has di­vid­ed the ma­te­ri­al on lit­er­ary crit­i­cism and anal­y­sis into two sec­tions — one from 1871 to 1939, the other from 1940 to 1997. This di­vi­sion, Cox ex­plains in his pref­ace, “re­flect[s] the gen­er­al­ly ac­knowl­edged shift in Dick­ens stud­ies that comes with Ed­mund Wil­son’s [1940] ar­ti­cle, “Dick­ens: The Two Scrooges”. Be­fore the pub­li­ca­tion of Wil­son’s ar­ti­cle, Cox re­minds us, the focus of most schol­ar­ship and de­bate was on find­ing a so­lu­tion to the “mys­tery”. Cox as­serts that Wil­son’s ar­ti­cle goes be­yond this nar­row focus and “stress­es the im­por­tance of this novel to our un­der­stand­ing of Dick­ens and his work”. Fur­ther­more, Cox uses this di­vi­sion in dates to em­pha­size an­oth­er major change in Dick­ens schol­ar­ship — “the chang­ing of the guard” that in­evitably oc­curred as fore­most schol­ars of the ear­li­er era passed away, and new schol­ars with new in­sights came to the fore­front.

Linda P. Pridgen, “The “Jaded Traveller”

1871 - 1939

  1. Andrew Lang: The Puzzle of Dickens's Last Plot

  2. Aubrey Boyd: A New Angle on the Drood Mystery

  3. B. W. Matz: "The Mystery of Edwin Drood", Bibliography [1870-1912]

  4. Bernard Derosne: Le Crime de Jasper

  5. Bruce Graeme: Epilogue

  6. Burton E. Stevenson: The Fate of Erwin Drood

  7. C. A. M. Fennell: The opium-woman and Datchery in "The mystery of Edwin Drood"

  8. Charles A. Collins: The Letter to Mr Augustin Daly

  9. Charles Ogdens: "The Mystery of Edwin Drood" Solved at Last

  10. Clarence F. Buhler : "The Mystery of Edwin Drood" — Is it Solved at Last?

  11. Cornhill Magazine: A Novelist’s Favourite Theme

  12. Edmund L. Pearson: Sherlock Holmes and the Drood Mystery

  13. Edmund Wilson: The Two Scrooges

  14. Edwin Charles: Keys to the Drood Mystery

  15. Elsa Hasbrouck: The Mystery of Edwin Drood — Concluded

  16. Evening Post: Dickens, Druce and Drood - A Fanciful Association

  17. Frederic G. Kitton: The Novels of Charles Dickens: "The Mystery of Edwin Drood"

  18. G. E. Jeans : "The Mystery of Edwin Drood" and Its Interpreters

  19. G. K. Chesterton: Trial of John Jasper

  20. G. K. Chesterton: Mr. Datchery is really Miss Twinkleton

  21. George F. Gadd: Notes to "The Mystery of Edwin Drood"

  22. Gillan Vase: The Great Mystery is Solved

  23. Harry B. Smith: Sherlock Holmes Solves the Mystery of Edwin Drood

  24. Henry Jackson: About Edwin Drood

  25. Henry Leffmann: Thoughts on the Drood Mystery

  26. Henry Morford: John Jasper’s Secret

  27. Howard Duffield: John Jasper — Strangler

  28. J. Cuming Walters: Clues to Dickens's "Mystery of Edwin Drood"

  29. J. Cuming Walters: His Last Mystery

  30. Kate Perugini: "Edwin Drood" and the Last Days of Charles Dickens

  31. Luke Fildes: A Letter to the Editor of the Times

  32. Mary Kavanagh: A New Solution of the Mystery of Edwin Drood

  33. Montagu Saunders: The Mystery in the Drood Family

  34. Orpheus C. Kerr: The Cloven Foot

  35. Percy Theodore Carden: The Murder of Edwin Drood

  36. Prof. R. A. S Macalister: The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Some Suggestions

  37. Richard A. Proctor: Watched by the Dead

  38. Ruth Alexander: The completion of novel adopted by Universal Studios

  39. The Indianapolis Journal: Mystery of the Murder of Edwin Drood Solved by Readers

  40. The Register: Who Was Dick Datchery?

  41. T. P. James: Part Second of The Mystery of Edwin Drood

  42. Trial of John Jasper for the murder of Edwin Drood

  43. W. E. Crisp: The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Completed in 1914

  44. W. Robertson Nicoll: The Problem of Edwin Drood

  45. William R. Hughes: A Mysterious Dickens-Item

  46. Томас Форстер: Как окончил бы Диккенс "Тайну Эдвина Друда"?

1940 - up to now

  1. Adam Roberts: Some thoughts on Drood

  2. A. J. Pointon: "Charles Dickens's Last Case: Edwin Drood and the Curious Incident of the Unasked Question"

  3. Albert Field: The Mystery of Edwin Drood Solved by Charles Dickens

  4. Allan Lloyd Smith: The Phantoms of Drood and Rebecca

  5. Andrei Baltakmens: The Mysterious Finality of Edwin Drood

  6. Arthur J. Cox: "If I hide my watch—"

  7. Arthur J. Cox: The Drood remains revisited

  8. Benny R. Reece: Mystery of Edwin Drood Solved

  9. Betsy van Schlun: A Murderious Mind in The Mystery of Edwin Drood

  10. Camilla Hoel: The Completion of Edwin Drood: Endings and Authority in Finished and Unfinished Narratives

  11. Charles Forsyte: The Decoding of Edwin Drood

  12. Charles Mitchell: The Mystery of Edwin Drood — The Interior and Exterior of Self

  13. David Madden: Completion of "The Mystery of Edwin Drood"

  14. David N. Saunders: The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Part II, The Solution

  15. David Winn: Can We Solve The Mystery of Edwin Drood?

  16. Deanna Madden: Helena Landless

  17. Edward Marston: The Thorn of Anxiety

  18. Ellen Cavanaugh: Magnetism, Mesmerism, and Murder: The Occult in Edwin Drood

  19. Everett Franklin Bleiler: The Dilemma of Datchery

  20. Faith Barter: Dickens and the American Passing Narrative

  21. Felix Aylmer: The Drood Case

  22. George H. Ford: Dickens's Notebook and "Edwin Drood"

  23. Giovanna Ciracì: The Mystery of Edwin Drood : l'enigma della letteratura inglese

  24. Hyungji Park: “Going to wake up Egypt”: Exhibiting Empire in “Edwin Drood”

  25. Ina Rae Hark: Marriage in the Symbolic Framework of the Mystery of Edwin Drood

  26. James Warden: The Search for Edwin Drood

  27. Joachim Frenk: Unending Dickens: Droodian Absences

  28. Johanne Kristiansen: Who is Dick Datchery?

  29. John Beer: Edwin Drood and the Mystery of Apartness

  30. John Thacker: Antichrist in the Cathedral

  31. Jolene Zigarovich: Edwin Drood: The Preeminent Missing Body

  32. Katrina Young: Wanted: Edwin, Dead or Alive

  33. Lauriat Lane, Jr.: The Mystery of Edwin Drood in Contexts

  34. Lawrence Frank: The Intelligibility of Madness in “Our Mutual Friend” and “The Mystery of Edwin Drood”

  35. Leon Garfield: Completion of "The Mystery of Edwin Drood"

  36. Linda P. Pridgen: The “Jaded Traveller”: John Jasper’s Failed Psychic Quest

  37. Lottie Niemiec: Who Killed Edwin Drood?

  38. Lutz Büge: Der Fall Edwin Drood

  39. Margaret Flanders Darby: Rosa Bud Grows Out From Under Her Little Silk Apron

  40. Michael Druce: The Return of Edwin Drood

  41. Mildred Newcomb: The Imagined World of Charles Dickens

  42. Nicoletta Kindermann: Das Geheimnis des Edwin Drood. Fassung Theater Augsburg jtt

  43. Patrick Galloway: The Solution to The Mystery of Edwin Drood

  44. Peter Rowland: The Disappearance of Edwin Drood

  45. Philip V. Allingham: Unravelling The Collins-Fildes Monthly Wrapper for The Mystery of Edwin Drood: The Solution to Dickens's Conundrum?

  46. Ray Dubberke: Essays about Charles Dickens's Unfinished Novel

  47. Richard M. Baker: Studies for Droodians

  1. Robert Tracy: Jasper's plot: inventing the mystery of Edwin Drood

  2. Roy Roussel: The Completed Story in "The Mystery of Edwin Drood"

  3. Rupert Holmes: Musical "The Mystery of Edwin Drood"

  4. Samantha Vance: The Ending of Drood — Just Some Thoughts

  5. Stephanie Polsky: The Novel Ingestion of Opium and Orientalism in The Mystery of Edwin Drood

  6. Steven Connor: Drood and the Dust of Delight

  7. Stuart Mitchner: Bicentenary Update: Dickens Bows Out With a Masterful Chapter

  8. T. W. Hill: Drood Time in Cloisterham

  9. T. W. Hill: Notes on "The Mystery of Edwin Drood"

  10. Terry Coverley: The Mystery of Edwin Drood — The Theme

  1. The Mystery of Edwin Drood … Concluded!

  1. Tim McKinney: Dissociation and Druidism in The Mystery of Edwin Drood

  1. Ulrike Leonhardt: Das Geheimnis des Edwin Drood, fortgeschrieben und zu Ende geführt

  1. Wendy S. Jacobson: The Genesis of the Last Novel: The Mystery of Edwin Drood

  2. William L. Downing: That Drood Dude

  3. William M. Burgan: Masonic Symbolism in “The Moonstone” and “The Mystery of Edwin Drood”

  4. Åke Bergvall: The Rhetoric of Mystery in The Mystery of Edwin Drood

  5. А. Л. Панина. Тайна Эдвина Друда: новая трактовка финала незавершенного романа

  6. А. Н. Макаров, С. Н. Тютюнник: Авторские ремарки и детективность в романе Чарлза Диккенса «Тайна Эдвина Друда»

  7. Александр Шабуров: Тайна Эдвина Друда раскрыта

  8. Алексей Федорчук: Тайна Эдвина Друда — ещё раз о недописанных романах

  9. Анатолий Юркин: Панкрат-11 читает Диккенса

  10. Андрей Колотов: Тайна последнего романа Ч. Диккенса

  11. Андрей Юшков: "Тайна Эдвина Друда"

  12. Анна Родионова: Мысль, пойманная за хвост

  13. В. Н. Кокарев: Еще раз о Тайне Эдвина Друда

  14. В. Н. Тумарь: Неразрешимая тайна Диккенса

  15. Владимир Абаринов: Тайна Друда и Джаспера

  16. Г. Б. Крюков: Пьеса по роману Чарльза Диккенса "Тайна Эдвина Друда"

  17. Дарья Завельская: "Тайна Эдвина Друда" и методология интерпретации текста

  1. Дмитрий Быков: Об одном неоконченном романе

  1. Екатерина Цимбаева: Исторические ключи к литературным загадкам: "Тайна Эдвина Друда"

  2. Изабелла Варданянц: Читая Диккенса

  3. Ирина Смаржевская: "Тайна Дэчери", сценарий и продолжение романа

  1. Лада Керимова: Приключения книги "Тайна Эдвина Друда"

  1. Магда Никитина: Клойстергэмские тайны

  2. Мария Чегодаева: Тайна "Тайны Эдвина Друда"

  3. Матвей Картавцев: К вопросу об Эдвине Друде

  4. Наталья Рыжкова: Чарльз Диккенс и детектив

  5. Николай Аба-Канский: По следам тайны Эдвина Друда

  1. Ольга Алтухова: Разговоры с Диккенсом

  2. Ольга Тихонова: "Тайна" останется тайной

  3. Свен Карстен: Разгадывая "Тайну Э. Д."

  1. Юлия Полежаева: И снова Эдвин Друд...

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