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Our Mutual Friend (THE GREAT CLASSICS LIBRARY)
     

Our Mutual Friend (THE GREAT CLASSICS LIBRARY)

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by Charlles Dickens
 

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Before its cameo on the hit show "Lost", this novel had a certain celebrity of its own. The opening alone would make it memorable, a bit of the Gothic that also paints the Hexams' poverty in the most desperate terms. This followed so soon by a society dinner. Dickens has his usual field day with the better-off class of arriviste, but also rather grimly shows when

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Before its cameo on the hit show "Lost", this novel had a certain celebrity of its own. The opening alone would make it memorable, a bit of the Gothic that also paints the Hexams' poverty in the most desperate terms. This followed so soon by a society dinner. Dickens has his usual field day with the better-off class of arriviste, but also rather grimly shows when aspirations turn sour at the lower end of the economic scale as well. Bradley Headstone (subtle) is a cousin to Shakespeare's Angelo and Sophocles' Creon in his twisted rigidity. As always with Dickens, there is ample entertainment, wonderfully and randomly eccentric characters and more than a little pathos. All this and a mystery too (though Dickens took it lightly and rather expected the reader to get it early on).

Product Details

BN ID:
2940011954535
Publisher:
Revenant
Publication date:
12/29/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
880
File size:
792 KB

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Charles Dickens, beloved author, social critic, compassionate satirist, the hit writer of his time

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Our Mutual Friend- 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 33 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was really looking forward to reading another Dickens classic. Unfortunately this free version is unreadable. Once sgain, Iappreciate the effort to make these classics available in electronic format, but it's so disappointing to have the reading experience msr by the lack of quality control. I've always believed that if you are going to do something at least give it your best effort.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Mistaken identity, love, lust, murder - this book has it all. The characters are exquisitly portrayed. You'll fall in love with Bella Wilfer, Lizzie Hexam, and Eugene Wrayburn! Definitely worth the reading!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This ebook is totally garbled and unreadable--I tried reading it on the Nook Classic, Nook for PC, and Nook for Android with no luck.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There are so many typos and added punctuation that this ebook is unintelligible gibberish.
LostInReading More than 1 year ago
If you haven't read Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens, then this is the book I recommend. This book has the illustrations by Marcus Stone. You will love this book and treasure it--pass this classic tale on to others. Needless to say, Dickens stories will live forever.
CalmAudison 10 months ago
First of all, it is unthinkable that any objective person would rate this version of the book more than one star. If there are any reviews on here that exceed one star, I would guess they were left by this book's compilers, or refer exclusively to Dickens' original story, not this representation of the book. I bought this "annotated" version for a deluxe experience, but what I got is a poorly re-typed copy of Our Mutual Friend. The text is riddled with typos and doesn't even use paragraphs. All the lines are justified fully left. The only annotation in the book is a three-page biography of Dickens which was cut and pasted from the web. This book is as much a scam as a fake watch from Times Square, and while it might be possible to decipher the story, the book itself will reduce the enjoyment of anyone who doesn't enjoy being ripped off. I bought the book sight unseen and had it shipped to my home when the physical store didn't have any copies of Our Mutual Friend. I don't believe anyone who understands how books are supposed to work would choose to buy this one after looking inside. I'm surprised that merchandise of this quality is available through Barnes & Noble, and I hope that when they realize what's being sold here, they will stop offering this version of the book.
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Incorrectly converted words
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Finally a version of this great book which is readable! Not perfect, but good. Our Mutual Friend is (in my opinion) more exciting, faster paced, and much more optimistic than Dicken's other works. With the exception of A Christmas Carol, this is his "easiest read". BBC's version of his book is also very good.
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I really want to read this,and since its free i will
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