11/7/15

"Dickens did not really die"

"AND I think there is no thought so much calculated to make one doubt death itself, to feel that sublime doubt which has created all religion—the doubt that found death incredible. Edwin Drood may or may not have really died; but surely Dickens did not really die. Surely our real detective liveth and shall appear in the latter days of the earth. For a finished tale may give a man immortality in the light and literary sense; but an unfinished tale suggests another immortality, more essential and more strange."

~G.K. Chesterton: Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens, Chap. XXII.─Edwin Drood.

Charles Dickens (1868)

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