Отправлено 17 сент. 2013 г., 13:02 пользователем Sven Karsten
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A story in All the Year Round on which Dickens and Collins collaborated is strikingly similar to The Mystery of Edwin Drood. In "No Thoroughfare' (18, Christmas Number, 1-48), Obenreizer believes that he has murdered George Vendale, although in fact Vendale is only wounded. Bintrey discovers this and finds an opportunity to have Vendale stand "before the murderer, a man risen from the dead'. Obenreizer had used opium 'to try' his victim, in much the same way that Jasper drugs Durdles. There are other similarities. A 'certain nameless film' would come over Obenreizer's eyes just as 'a strange film' comes over the eyes of Jasper. Joey Ladle, the cellarman who complains of the unnaturalness of working underground, is a character in the same tradition as Durdles. And Obenreizer's motive for murder is jealousy of Vendale's winning the heart of his niece, Marguerite. Like Rosa, Marguerite flees to the protection of a trusted family lawyer, Bintrey.
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