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 - I "EDWIN DROOP" PUZZLE. A bn!io - r - apay of...
I "EDWIN DROOP" PUZZLE. A bn!io - r - apay of The Mystery of Eidwin trool. th nrvcompieted roel of CT:ax5ts rickensi, nccectly cen - piied by II. W. Mats, " editor of the Inckensian iiu.sa2i:. - , cf London, includes on thi siitject books, pamphlet?, nsagaxir.e and tearspaper articles eufSviently numerous to nok a gooJ - sized ITt - rary and to demonstrate demonstrate the fact th. - rt though more than forty years have elapei since the death cf the great noTetst. the Interest in "The Mystery of Ldwia TOrood" fc - aa not dlmin - Lshed as the years have gone fcy. and that within the let five or eix years that interest, interest, ard the fietre to solve the mystery mystery of this half - told tale have increased. This ttf 'iogTaphy includes no feer than elghty - iix cf these publication, and. lar e as it may be. is by no means" complete.' complete.' . .....'. The attempts to solve the mystery be - cau In 1ST0, and among tha first cf these was - John Jasper's Secret. by Henry Morford and wife, of .Nv York. In 1S73 came "The Mystery of Edwin Drood,' complete; part second. by the spirit pen of Charles Dickens, throagh a medium. This was publishd at Brattleboro. Vt, and, had some sale in this country. Or - phens C. Kerr (K. IL Newell), who was one of the several husbands ef the fee - tress. Adah Isaacs Menken Heenan. ephemereal success of bis time. In 1ST) gave aa adaptation of the novel under the title of "The Cloven Hoof. Ia 1ST1 - TX - Edwin Drood' - was dramatized by Walter Walter Stephens, and again by G. H. Macder - mott. and was played in London. In it was dramatized by Robert Hall and again played in London. In 1307 the "Mys tery" was made Into a drama In four acts, by J". Comyns Carr, and performed ia London and elsewhere. There baa been so much Drood. liters ture lately, the chief offenders therein being Andrew Lang - . C K. Chesterton, Mr. Shorter. B. W. Uatx. Holbrook Jack son and J. Cuming Walters, that even the most enthusiastic Dickenslans now cry out "bold, enough! for the reason that they can hold no more. -

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  1. The Indianapolis News,
  2. 27 May 1911, Sat,
  3. Page 6

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