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    Our Mutual Friend (Penguin Classics) (Paperback) By (author) Charles Dickens, Edited by Adrian Poole, Introduction by Adrian Poole, Other Stephen Wall

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    DescriptionCharles Dickens' last complete novel, "Our Mutual Friend" is a glorious satire spanning all levels of Victorian society, edited with an introduction by Adrian Poole in "Penguin Classics". "Our Mutual Friend" centre??i??i??'s 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 River 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 Veneering; and the unscrupulous street-trader Silas Wegg. The novel is richly symbolic in its vision of death and renewal in a city dominated by the fetid Thames, and the corrupting power of money. "Our Mutual Friend" uses text of the first volume edition of 1865 and includes original illustrations, a chronology and revised further reading. As Adrian Poole writes in his introduction to this new edition, 'In its vast scope and perilous ambitions it has much in common with "Bleak House" and "Little Dorrit", but its "Our Mutual Friend" uses text of the first volume edition of 1865 and includes original illustrations, a chronology and revised further manner is stealthier, on edge, enigmatic.' Charles Dickens is one of the best-loved novelists in the English language, whose 200th anniversary was celebrated in 2012. His most famous books, including "Oliver Twist", "Great Expectations", "A Tale of Two Cities", "David Copperfield" and "The Pickwick Papers", have been adapted for stage and screen and read by millions. If you enjoyed "Our Mutual Friend", you might like Dickens' "The Mystery of Edwin Drood", also available in "Penguin Classics". "The great poet of the city. He was created by London." (Peter Ackroyd).


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    Title
    Our Mutual Friend
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Charles Dickens, Edited by Adrian Poole, Introduction by Adrian Poole, Other Stephen Wall
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 928
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 39 mm
    Weight: 628 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780140434972
    ISBN 10: 0140434976
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
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    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T Book Type: FI
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
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    B&T Approval Code: C25102301
    LC classification: PR4568.A2 P66 1997, PR4568.A2
    Thema V1.0: FBC, FBA
    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Illustrations note
    facsimiles
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    01 February 1998
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Charles Dickens (1812-70) was a political reporter and journalist whose popularity was established by the phenomenal success of his PICKWICK PAPERS. He held the public imagination over a period of more than thirty years. Adrian Poole is a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge.
    Review quote
    'The great poet of the city. He was created by London' --Peter AckroydAdrian Poole writes in his introduction to this new edition, 'In its vast scope and perilous ambitions it has much in common with Bleak House and Little Dorrit, but its manner is more stealthy, on edge, enigmatic'.