Our Mutual Friend

Dickens Charles

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Cover Type: Softcover
Book Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: None Issued
Publisher: Penquin Books
Publisher Place: London
Publisher Year: 1997
Edition: Reprint

Description: 884 pages. Book is in Very good condition throughout, the only exception is a small mark to cover where sticker was.

Publishers Description: Has a dead man any use for money? ¦ What world does money belong to? This world. How can money be a corpses? Our Mutual Friend centres on an inheritance “ Old Harmons 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. Dickenss last completed novel is richly symbolic in its vision of death and renewal in a city dominated by the fetid Thames, and of the corrupting power of money. This edition uses the text of the first volume edition of 1865, and includes the original illustrations, a chronology, a list for further reading, and appendices on the illustrations and serial plans. Adrian Pooles introduction examines biblical allusions and the central themes of Our Mutual Friend.

ISBN: 9780140434972

(160840)

884 pages. Book is in Very good condition throughout, the only exception is a small mark to cover where sticker was.



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