History Literature / Drood

15th Sep '15 7:30:12 AM Naoto_best_waifu
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* {{Eagleland}}: Flavor 2. Wilkie really hates his American reading tour.
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* {{Eagleland}}: Flavor 2. Wilkie really hates his American reading tour.tour, but then again, Wilkie hates pretty much everyone who is not a wealthy white Brit.
29th Sep '14 6:31:30 PM Miriam
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* SomewhereAnEquestrianIsCrying: A reference to vomiting horses appears early on...except that horses can't vomit.
18th Apr '14 8:39:00 PM Observance
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* MindScrew: What ''is'' Drood? What are the spirits in Wilkie's house? What is the other Wilkie? [[spoiler: Did anything in the book really happen?]] Pretty much everything about the book counts.
2nd Mar '14 1:18:47 PM m8e
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GuillermoDelToro is reported to be planning a film adaptation.
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GuillermoDelToro Creator/GuillermoDelToro is reported to be planning a film adaptation.
22nd Oct '13 8:25:15 PM nombretomado
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''Drood'' is a HistoricalFantasy novel by DanSimmons, featuring Creator/CharlesDickens. It's told from the point of view of his friend and fellow author Creator/WilkieCollins and is about the last 5 years of Dickens's life, written as a memoir by Collins to be read 125 years after his death. The name is taken from the title of Dickens's last, unfinished novel, ''Literature/TheMysteryOfEdwinDrood''. Drood is also a mass murderer that inspired Dickens's original tale. [[UnreliableNarrator Or was]] [[AllJustADream he?]]
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''Drood'' is a HistoricalFantasy novel by DanSimmons, Creator/DanSimmons, featuring Creator/CharlesDickens. It's told from the point of view of his friend and fellow author Creator/WilkieCollins and is about the last 5 years of Dickens's life, written as a memoir by Collins to be read 125 years after his death. The name is taken from the title of Dickens's last, unfinished novel, ''Literature/TheMysteryOfEdwinDrood''. Drood is also a mass murderer that inspired Dickens's original tale. [[UnreliableNarrator Or was]] [[AllJustADream he?]]
22nd Feb '13 3:56:30 PM Xtifr
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* FunctionalAddict: Collins, at least at first. Despite a laudanum addiction that escalates to opium and requires daily fixes, he can still write his masterpiece ''TheMoonstone''.
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* FunctionalAddict: Collins, at least at first. Despite a laudanum addiction that escalates to opium and requires daily fixes, he can still write his masterpiece ''TheMoonstone''.''Literature/TheMoonstone''.
13th Jan '13 11:23:03 AM jamespolk
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* {{Doppelganger}}: Wilkie has one which he calls the Other Wilkie. Or at least he thinks he does.
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* {{Doppelganger}}: Wilkie has one which he calls the Other Wilkie. Or at least he thinks he does. The most bizarre TruthInTelevision part of the book, as the real Collins actually believed this.
13th Jan '13 9:52:49 AM jamespolk
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* ComedyGhetto: Not YMMV as it is a DiscussedTrope--Collins notes that in his time tragedy is replacing comedy as the focus of "serious readers".
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* ComedyGhetto: Not YMMV as it is a [[invoked]] DiscussedTrope--Collins notes that in his time tragedy is replacing comedy as the focus of "serious readers".

* {{Doppelgänger}}: Wilkie has one which he calls the Other Wilkie. Or at least he thinks he does.
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* {{Doppelgänger}}: {{Doppelganger}}: Wilkie has one which he calls the Other Wilkie. Or at least he thinks he does.

** The parts about the Earl of Lucan, who was murdered in gory fashion, are fictional, but may be referencing a later and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_John_Bingham,_7th_Earl_of_Lucan notorious Lord Lucan]].
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** The parts about the Earl of Lord Lucan, who was murdered in gory fashion, are fictional, but may be referencing a later and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_John_Bingham,_7th_Earl_of_Lucan notorious Lord Lucan]].Lucan]]. ** The bits about the play ''The Frozen Deep'' about the doomed Franklin Expedition are a shout out to Simmons' previous historical fiction novel, ''The Terror''.
12th Jan '13 11:52:41 PM jamespolk
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did I miss this in the book?
** Fans of Wilkie Collins won't like this part of the book. [[WordOfGod Dan Simmons admitted]] that he was going for a [[Theatre/Amadeus Mozart-Salieri]] relationship between Dickens and Collins.
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** Fans of Wilkie Collins won't like this part of the book. [[WordOfGod Dan Simmons admitted]] that he was going for a [[Theatre/Amadeus [[Theatre/{{Amadeus}} Mozart-Salieri]] relationship between Dickens and Collins.

* SecretRelationship: Wilkie maintains two: One with a woman he basically treats as his wife, but refuses to marry because he doesn't want the responsibility, the other with a much younger woman who he keeps away from the other. Dickens looked like he had one, [[spoiler: but she turned out to be his daughter.]]
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* SecretRelationship: Wilkie maintains two: One with a woman he basically treats as his wife, but refuses to marry because he doesn't want the responsibility, the other with a much younger woman who he keeps away from the other. Dickens looked like he had one, [[spoiler: but she turned out to be his daughter.]]
12th Jan '13 11:51:55 PM jamespolk
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* {{Eagleland}}: Flavor 2. Wilkie really hates his American reading tour.

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* HypnoFool: Done to--well, done to someone.

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* ShoutOutToShakespeare: Dickens quotes the "Alas, poor Yorick" line from Theatre/{{Hamlet}}. So does Dradles the cryptkeeper, who turns out to be surprisingly literate. Later Dickens quotes the "chimes at midnight" line from ''Theatre/HenryIVPart2''.

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* ThroughTheEyesOfMadness: One likely interpretation is that everything Collins sees and imagines about Drood is the result of his laudanum addiction as well as the effects of HypnoFool. Agnes' letter to her parents is another clue pointing to this.
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