Our mutual friend

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First published serially between 1864 and 1865, "Our Mutual Friend" is the last novel completed by Charles Dickens. The death of a wealthy miser, who is estranged from all except his trusted employees, Nicodemus and Henrietta Boffin, brings his son John Harmon back to London in order to claim his inheritance. The patrimony carries with it one condition, that he marries a woman he has never met, Miss Bella Wilfer. When a body is found floating in the Thames, it is presumed to be John, and the inheritance instead passes to the Boffins. The kind-hearted working class Boffins take into their household the disappointed bride to be Miss Wilfer and treat her as their own daughter, pampering her with their newfound wealth. They also accept the generous offer of John Rokesmith to attend to their financial affairs for free. Rokesmith, who also goes by the alias of Julius Handford, is in fact the heir John Harmon, presumed to be dead. Dickens's novel is a thematically rich one, addressing the struggle of man between societal expectations and the desire to follow one's heart. Rich with a symbolism of rebirth, "Our Mutual Friend" brilliantly dramatizes the impact that wealth plays upon society. This edition includes an introduction by Edwin Percy Whipple and a biographical afterword.
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9780140434972
9780486821030
9781483088754
178166594
9789629544966
048682103
9781596257023
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9789629544959
9781627937283
9781420959086
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subject_facet Deception -- Fiction, Electronic books, England -- Fiction, FICTION / Classics, Inheritance and succession -- Fiction, London (England) -- Fiction, London (England) -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction, Love stories, Poor families -- Fiction, Satire, Social classes -- England -- London -- 19th century -- Fiction, Social classes -- Fiction
title_display Our mutual friend
title_full Our Mutual Friend [electronic resource] / Charles Dickens, Our Mutual Friend [electronic resource] Dickens, Charles., Our mutual friend / Charles Dickens ; edited with an introduction and notes by Adrian Poole, Our mutual friend [electronic resource] / Charles Dickens, Our mutual friend [electronic resource] Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870.
title_short Our mutual friend
topic_facet Deception, Electronic books, Inheritance and succession, Poor families, Social classes, Social life and customs