Our Mutual Friend (Hardcover)

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Our Mutual Friend (Hardcover)

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A dead body is dredged from the Thames, presumed to be the son of wealthy miser John Harmon, in Dickens’ final novel, Our Mutual Friend.

Part of the Macmillan Collector’s Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. This edition has an introduction by Lucinda Dickens Hawksley and original illustrations by Marcus Stone.

John Harmon made his fortune collecting ‘dust’, and on his death his estranged son is due to inherit his wealth on the condition that he marry Bella Wilfer, a young woman who he has never even met. But when his son is presumed dead, John’s riches pass to his servants Mr and Mrs Boffin and they in turn take Bella into their own home. They hire a secretive young man, John Rokesmith, to be Mr Boffin’s secretary – but what is this man’s real identity and what is his interest in Bella?

In his last complete novel with its expansive cast of characters and interweaving plots, Dickens exposes the corrupting power of money.

Charles Dickens was born in 1812 near Portsmouth, where his father worked as a clerk. Living in London in 1824, Dickens was sent by his family to work in a blacking-warehouse, and his father was arrested and imprisoned for debt. Fortunes improved and Dickens returned to school, eventually becoming a parliamentary reporter. His first piece of fiction was published by a magazine in December 1832, and by 1836 he had begun his first novel, The Pickwick Papers. He focused his career on writing, completing fourteen highly successful novels including Great Expectations, Oliver Twist and Bleak House, as well as penning journalism, shorter fiction and travel books. He died in 1870.
Product Details ISBN: 9781529011746
ISBN-10: 1529011744
Publisher: Macmillan Collector's Library
Publication Date: February 4th, 2020
Pages: 1184
Language: English