Hiram Grewgious works as a lawyer and lives at Staple Inn. He is guardian of Rosa Bud and had been in love with her mother who is now deceased. He gives Edwin Drood a ring that had belonged to Rosa's mother following a provision made in her trust...
Mystery of Edwin Drood, The
The Mystery of Edwin Drood was the fifteenth and final novel of Charles Dickens. He worked on it from October 1869 until June 1870 but it was left unfinished when he died. The main plot tells the story of a choirmaster named John Jasper who is in...
Proprietor of a circus. "Last of all appeared Mr. Sleary, a stout man as already mentioned, with one eye fixed and one loose eye; a voice (if it can be called so) like the efforts of a broken old pair of bellows; a flabby surface, and a...
A satire on Utilitarianism set in a provincial industrial town, portraying the dreariness of life for industrial workers, the hopelessness of decent people trapped in a failed marriage, and the fallacy of mechanical theories of human nature
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