Our Mutual Friend

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Our Mutual Friend

A work of sublime genius and dark, epic scope, Our Mutual Friend is Charles Dickens's last completed and most modern novel. In it he paints an intricate portrait of London life, embracing all levels of society - from the poor to the fantastically wealthy, from the criminal to the virtuous.Two love stories form the heart of the novel. In one, John Harmon discovers that his A work of sublime genius and dark, epic scope, Our Mutual Friend is Charles Dickens's last completed and most modern novel. In it he paints an intricate portrait of London life, embracing all levels of society - from the poor to the fantastically wealthy, from the criminal to the virtuous.Two love stories form the heart of the novel. In one, John Harmon discovers that his inheritance is conditional upon his marrying Bella Wilfer, a girl he has never met. John must conceal his true identity from Bella in order to win her affections and she, in turn, must learn the value of real love in order to recognize his worth. In the other story, the elemental and all-consuming passions of Eugene Wrayburn and Bradley Headstone for the working girl, Lizzie Hexam, result in violent and terrible consequences as love makes them both abandon reason.The atmospheric landscapes of life on the river Thames and life among the dust heaps provide the backdrop for this gripping and radical tale, which restates the genius of Dickens for our times.Includes full-colour photographs from the BBC dramatization.


Details
Title Our Mutual Friend
Author Charles Dickens
ISBN-13 9780140270846
ISBN-10 0140270846
Publisher Penguin Books (South Africa)
Language English
Edition BBC
Height 198 mm
Width 129 mm
Thickness 60 mm
Binding Paperback
Pages 900