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Our Mutual Friend Part 1

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Young John Harmon, an heir presumed killed on his return home to England, secretly goes to work for his fathers current heirs, who are about to be blackmailed by the unscrupulous one-legged Wegg.
Audio CD, 13 pages
Published October 1st 2007 by Blackstone Audiobooks (first published January 1st 1900)
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Felicity
Jul 31, 2009 Felicity rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Dickens lovers, those interested in Victorian London
Time has slipped away from me on reviewing this book, so I'll be briefer than I meant.

This is very Dickensish Dickens indeed. He delves into the littlest-known professions of London's economic underbelly, makes endless and intricate mock of the empty hearts and minds of the money- and status-obsessed nouveau riche, weaves a terrifically complicated plot, and engages in all the heart-rending melodrama for which you either hate or love him. He makes some amends here -- Riah, a noble Jewish charact
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GoldGato
Jan 15, 2012 GoldGato rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dickens and his wonderful use of language. If he lived today, he would probably be a software programmer, writing code the way he wrote English. None of this modern, "The clock stopped". Instead, he gives us "a sun-dial on a church-wall has the look...of having failed in its business enterprise and stopped payment for ever." Or describing some crooked graveyard markers, "...and the tombstones; some of the latter droopingly inclined from the perpendicular, as if they were ashamed of the lies they ...more
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Jan 02, 2010 Rebecca marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
This Edition is limited to Two Hundred and Fifty copies, of which this No. 165.

Illustrated Edition. The Riverdale Press 1906.
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Charles John Huffam Dickens (7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870) was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. His works enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime, and by the twentieth century critics and scholars had recognised him as a literary genius. His novels and sho ...more
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