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Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens

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Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens

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Focuses on an inheritance - Old Harmon's profitable dust heaps - and its legatees, young John Harmon, presumed drowned when a body is pulled out of the River Thames, and kindly dustman Mr Boffin, to whom the fortune defaults. With satire, this novel portrays a dark, macabre London, inhabited by disparate characters.

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"Penguin Classics" give you the best possible editions of Charles Dickens' novels, including all the original illustrations, useful and informative introductions, the definitive, accurate text as it was meant to be published, a chronology of Dickens' life and notes that fill in the background to the book. "Our Mutual Friend" centres on an inheritance - Old Harmon's profitable dust heaps - and its legatees, young John Harmon, presumed drowned when a body is pulled out of the River Thames, and kindly dustman Mr Boffin, to whom the fortune defaults. With brilliant satire, Dickens portrays a dark, macabre London, inhabited by such disparate characters as Gaffer Hexam, scavenging the river for corpses; enchanting, mercenary Bella Wilfer; the social climbing Veneerings; and, the unscrupulous street-trader Silas Wegg. The novel is richly symbolic in its vision of death and renewal in a city dominated by the fetid Thames, and the corrupting power of money.

Additional Information

SKU GOR001498334
Title Our Mutual Friend
Author By (author) Charles Dickens
Contributor Edited by Adrian Poole
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
Year Published 1997
Page Number 928
ISBN 0140434976
ISBN13 9780140434972
Cover Note Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Prizes No
Edition Text N/A
Note This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.

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