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The mutual friend

Frederick Busch

The mutual friend

by Frederick Busch

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Published by Penguin in Harmondsworth .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Originally published, New York , Harper and Row Harvester, 1978.

StatementFrederick Busch.
The Physical Object
Pagination224p. ;
Number of Pages224
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14945847M
ISBN 100140052445
OCLC/WorldCa12598990

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Lizzie seems distressed by their task, but helps to sail and steer the boat as her father completes his task.

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The chapter (and Book 1 of Our Mutual Friend) ends with the image of Silas Wegg getting down on his stomach and peeping under the beds in Boffin's house. It seems like he's searching the whole place top to bottom, though we don't know what he's looking for. Book 2, Part 6, Chapter 1.

Our Mutual Friend is full of quirky characters - Mr Venus, the Dolls' Dressmaker and the Mature Young Lady and the Mature Young Gentleman amongst many others. I've only given it four starts because Dickens seems to rush the ending - the Veneerings' crash isn't really properly dealt with for instance.4/5().

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Our Mutual Friend, though, returns to the sprawling social criticism that made Dickens the initial success he was. With this novel, he also returns to the bulky, twenty-installment, monthly format in which he wrote many of his other earlier classics (Bleak House, Little Dorrit, Pickwick Papers, etc.).

Our Mutual Friend, the last novel completed by Charles Dickens, has many plots, twists and turns, from the murky river Thames to the gold and crystal on the tables of ‘Society’. A tale of murder, treachery, jealousy and love, takes us first to a rowing boat on the Thames, where the Hexhams have found a body in the water and are bringing it.

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A satiric masterpiece about the allure and peril of money, Our Mutual Friend revolves around the inheritance of a dust-heap where the rich throw their trash. When the body of John Harmon, the dust-heaps expected heir, is found in the Thames, fortunes change hands surprisingly, raising to new heights Noddy Boffin, a low-born but kindly clerk who becomes the Golden Dustman/5(K).

About Our Mutual Friend. Our Mutual Friend is a satiric masterpiece about money. The last novel Dickens completed, and perhaps his most angry, it sounds all the great themes of his later work: the innocence and venality of the aspiring poor, the hollow pretensions of the nouveau riche, the unfailing power of wealth to corrupt everyone it touches.

mutual friend definition: 1. a person who is the friend of two people who may or may not know each other: 2. a person who is. Learn more. Our Mutual Friend Language: English: LoC Class: PR: Language and Literatures: English literature: Subject: Satire Subject: London (England) -- Fiction Subject: Inheritance and succession -- Fiction Subject: Love stories Subject: Poor families -- Fiction Subject: Social classes -- Fiction Subject: Deception -- Fiction Category: Text: EBook-No.

The Mutual Friend book. Read 5 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Using several different narrative voices, He reconstructs Charles /5. 2. Henry James, in his review of Our Mutual Friend in The Nation, says “In all Mr.

Dickens's stories, the reader has been called upon to accept a certain number of figures or creatures of pure fancy He was, moreover, always repaid for his concession by a peculiar beauty or power in these exceptional characters/5(46). The Paperback of the Our Mutual Friend: Book The Second by Charles Dickens at Barnes & Noble.

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Featuring such unforgettable figures as Mr. Boffin, Mr. Podsnap, Bradley Headstone, Jenny Wren, and Silas Wegg, Dickens continues, or rather concludes his artistic legacy with a work rich in well written and compelling characters/5(5).

Our Mutual Friend Our Mutual Friend takes its title from the fact that there are a whole bunch of characters in this book whose lives overlap in ways they don't even realize. John Harmon, for example, knows all kinds of different people from different social circles, but these people might know nothing about each other outside of their connection to him.

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It begins with a man, Jesse Hexam, who along with his daughter, Lizzie, finds a body in the Thames River. Lizzie is scared but her father warns her to be brave.

They meet a man on the river named Rogue Riderhood but Hexam is not kind to him.The last novel of Charles Dickens, Our Mutual Friend, whose title is darkly ironic, expresses the author's disillusionment in human nature, but is, nonetheless, a well-composed and interesting work.