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Our Mutual Friend

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Product description

Hazell, Watson & Viney edition in red boards with embossed design to front and gilt titles to spine. Undated but style and research suggest mid 20th century.
Illustrated by Marcus Stone.

Our Mutual Friend (written in the years 1864–65) is the last novel completed by Charles Dickens and is one of his most sophisticated works, combining psychological insight with social analysis. It centres on, in the words of critic J. Hillis Miller, "money, money, money, and what money can make of life", but is also about human values. In the opening chapters a body is found in the Thames and identified as that of John Harmon, a young man recently returned to London to receive his inheritance. Were he alive, his father's will would require him to marry Bella Wilfer, a beautiful, mercenary girl whom he had never met. Instead, the money passes to the working-class Boffins, and the effects spread into various corners of London society.

Excellent pages, some edge and board wear.

Item details

Author(s):
Dickens, Charles
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
c1940
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
703
Publisher:
Hazell, Watson & Viney

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Hazell, Watson & Viney edition in red boards with embossed design to front and gilt titles to spine. Undated but style and research suggest mid 20th century.
Illustrated by Marcus Stone.

Our Mutual Friend (written in the years 1864–65) is the last novel completed by Charles Dickens and is one of his most sophisticated works, combining psychological insight with social analysis. It centres on, in the words of critic J. Hillis Miller, "money, money, money, and what money can make of life", but is also about human values. In the opening chapters a body is found in the Thames and identified as that of John Harmon, a young man recently returned to London to receive his inheritance. Were he alive, his father's will would require him to marry Bella Wilfer, a beautiful, mercenary girl whom he had never met. Instead, the money passes to the working-class Boffins, and the effects spread into various corners of London society.

Excellent pages, some edge and board wear.

Author(s):
Dickens, Charles
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
c1940
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
703
Publisher:
Hazell, Watson & Viney

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