Charles John Huffam Dickens was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's best-known fictional characters. Dickens was regarded as the literary colossus of his age. His 1843 novella, A Christmas Carol, remains popular and continues to inspire adaptations in every artistic genre. Oliver Twist and Great Expectations are also frequently adapted, and, like many of his novels, evoke images of early Victorian London. His 1859 novel, A Tale of Two Cities, set in London and Paris, is his best-known work of historical fiction. The Mystery of Edwin Drood is an unfinished novel, published posthumously in 1870. The story recounts the troubled romance of Rosa Bud and the book’s eponymous character, who later vanishes. The novel begins as John Jasper, the choirmaster at Cloisterham Cathedral, leaves a London opium den. The next evening, Edwin Drood visits Jasper. Edwin confides that he has misgivings about his betrothal to Rosa Bud. Edwin Drood is contracted to marry orphan Rosa Bud when he comes of age, but when they find that duty has gradually replaced affection, they agree to break off the engagement. Shortly afterwards, in the middle of a storm on Christmas Eve, Edwin disappears, leaving nothing behind but some personal belongings and the suspicion that his jealous uncle John Jasper, madly in love with Rosa, is the killer. You can listen online to free English audiobook “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” by Charles Dickens on our website. Enjoy it!