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Edwin Drood Illustrations

Edwin Drood Cover The Mystery of Edwin Drood was published in monthly parts Apr 1870 - Sep 1870.

Dickens asked his son-in-law Charles Collins to illustrate Edwin Drood. Collins, who married Dickens' daughter Kate, and was the brother of Dickens' friend Wilkie Collins, produced the cover design and the title page vignette before bowing out due to ill health. Dickens then turned to Luke Fildes to illustrate the monthly numbers. Fildes produced 12 illustrations before the novel abruptly ended when Dickens died on June 9, 1870.

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In the court

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Under the trees

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At the piano

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On dangerous ground

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Mr. Crisparkle is overpaid

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Durdles cautions Mr. Sapsea against boasting

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Good-bye, Rosebud, darling

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Mr. Grewgious has his suspicions

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Jasper's sacrifices

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Mr. Grewgious experiences a new sensation

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Up the river

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Sleeping it off

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