Our mutual friend

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When John Harmon--who has been left a fortune if he will marry the girl his miserly father chose for him--is found floating dead in the Thames, he sets in motion a story overflowing with cases of deception and mistaken identity, of murder and attempted murder, of sin and redemption. The influence of the notorious Harmon inheritance ripples through a large cast of vividly drawn characters from every level of society, including Noddy Boffin, known as "the Golden Dustman"; the one-legged villain Silas Wegg; willful Bella Wilfer; saintly Lizzie Hexam; the sharp-witted doll's dressmaker Jenny Wren; the social-climbing Veneerings; the ruthless speculator Fascination Fledgeby; and the river-scavenging corpse robbers Gaffer Hexam and Rogue Riderhood. Out of this flurry of invention Dickens creates in Our Mutual Friend a portrait of a city and a civilization that is at once indignant, compassionate, and utterly unforgettable. Charles Dickens's last completed novel features one of his most surreal and haunting visions of London, shadowed by towering dust heaps that supply the corrupting riches at the heart of the plot and washed by the dark river that winds its way insistently through the story. This edition reprints the original Everyman's preface by G. K. Chesterton and features forty illustrations by Marcus Stone.

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display_description John Harmon returns to England as his father's heir. Believed drowned under suspicious circumstances--a situation convenient to his wish for anonymity--John evaluates Bella Wilfer whom he must marry to secure his inheritance. The story is filled with colorful Victorian characters and incidents -- the faded aristocrats and parvenus gathered at the Veneering's dinner table, Betty Higden and her terror of the workhouse and the greedy plottings of Silas Wegg.
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subject_facet Deception -- Fiction, Electronic books, England -- Social conditions -- Fiction, Inheritance and succession -- Fiction, London (England) -- Fiction, London (England) -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction, Love stories, Poor -- Fiction, Poor families -- Fiction, Satire, Social classes -- Fiction
title_display Our mutual friend
title_full Our Mutual Friend, Our mutual friend / Charles Dickens ; edited with an introduction by Michael Cotsell, Our mutual friend / Charles Dickens ; with an introduction by Nick Hornby, Our mutual friend / by Charles Dickens ; with forty illustrations by Marcus Stone and an introduction by E. Salter Davis, Our mutual friend [electronic resource] / by Charles Dickens, Our mutual friend. Introduction by G. K. Chesterton
title_short Our mutual friend
topic_facet Classic Literature, Deception, Fiction, Inheritance and succession, Poor, Poor families, Social classes, Social conditions, Social life and customs