Отправлено 4 июл. 2013 г., 13:05 пользователем Sven Karsten
обновлено 4 июл. 2013 г., 13:06
DR. FENNELL has been employing his enforced leisure (due, we regret to know, to indisposition) in contributing "a mite towards the clearer appreciation of the 'masterpiece' (H. J.) of fiction" 'Edwin Drood,' the initials "H. J.," as our readers know, standing for Prof. Henry Jackson. In his pamphlet "The Opium-Woman" and "Datchery" in 'The Mystery of Edwin Drood', published by Mr. E.Johnson of Cambridge, Dr. Fennell first deals with the question of the identity of the Opium-Woman, and suggests that one of Miss Rosa Bud's four grandparents, after Rosa's mother was engaged to Mr. Bud, became a hard drinker and then an opium-smoker, so that she figures in 'The Mystery of Edwin Drood' as the "haggard woman," hostess of the opium-den frequented by Jasper."
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