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Our mutual friend

By: Dickens, Charles Poole, Adrian(Notes by) Poole, Adrian(Introduction by) Poole, Adrian(Edited by)

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Part of the Penguin classics series
0140434976 / 9780140434972
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20 cm xxxiii, 884 p. : ill.
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Quiz No: 221682, Points 61.00, Book Level 8.80,
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One of the BBC's '100 Novels That Shaped Our World''The great poet of the city.

He was created by London' Peter AckroydOur 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 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.

Dickens's 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. Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Adrian Poole


FA Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), FC Classic fiction (pre c 1945)

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