Charles Dickens Speaks From The Grave
When Dickens died at age 58, he had been hard at work on a replacement novel, which was to be called The Mystery of Edwin Drood. The story was a mystery , with the titular Edwin vanishing and presumed dead. Unfortunately, Dickens succumbed before the book was finished. there have been several attempts by other writers to end the story , including one version by Dickens Jr.The weirdest version was penned by a printer from Vermont in 1873. The man, named Thomas James, claimed that Dickens himself had channeled him from beyond the grave to end the story once and for all. James would sit and write during a strange handwriting (which belonged to neither him nor Dickens). many of us dismissed James as some quite confidence man . After the book was finished, it had been well received within the us , but rather less so within the uk . However, spiritualists like Arthur Conan Doyle lent their support to James, believing he had indeed been in touch with the deceased author. Not surprisingly, Thomas James never wrote another book, despite lucrative offers.