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Harmon's death is the catalyst for everything else that happens in the novel. It seems the fortune was left to the young man on the condition that he marry a girl he'd never met, Bella Wilfer. His death, however, brings a new heir onto the scene, Nicodemus Boffin, the kind-hearted but low-born assistant to Harmon's father. Boffin and his wife adopt young Bella, who is determined to marry money, and also hire a mysterious young secretary, John Rokesmith, who takes an uncommon interest in their ward. Not content with just one plot, Dickens throws in a secondary love story featuring the riverman's daughter, Lizzie Hexam; a dissolute young upper-class lawyer, Eugene Wrayburn; and his rival, the headmaster Bradley Headstone. Dark as the novel is, Dickens is careful to leaven it with secondary characters who are as funny as they are menacing--blackmailing Silas Wegg and his accomplice Mr. Venus, the avaricious Lammles, and self-centered Charlie Hexam. Our Mutual Friend is one of Dickens's most satisfying novels, and a fitting denouement to his prolific career. --Alix Wilber --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
A little darker than most Dickens' novels but filled with the same wonderful characters. A good read.Published 19 days ago by Barbara J Plona
"Our Mutual Friend" is one of Dickens's later novels. He is still at the height of his powers, as demonstrated by the fact that some of his best novels came later. Read morePublished 1 month ago by gregh
Great story. Probably the best story Dickens wrote. Multiple characters fully developed. Lovable and hateful characters. Worth reading again. Narration very well done.Published 1 month ago by Bert Peterson
Great story, just an unusual writing style that you need to pay attention to.Published 1 month ago by P. Forgione
I didn't like it, don't know why except it exasperated me. Love Dickens, this the only thing he has written I didn't like.Published 2 months ago by Curious Kitty
A wonderful sprawling classic as usual from Charles Dickens. It deals with inheritance and how society keeps people in their places and pushes against anybody who wants to better... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Linda Lindsay
I love this book. The story revolves around a will which requires the heir to marry a woman he's never met or lose the fortune to the faithful servants. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Suz
One of my favorite Dickens books, sadly not more well known. I love the way the different classes of characters are written in different styles. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Alyssa M Redding
Plot-wise, this is not Dickens at his best, although the novel has an interesting cast of characters.Published 4 months ago by Mark Brumley