Our Mutual Friend (Modern Library Series)

Our Mutual Friend (Modern Library Series)

by Charles Dickens
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Overview

Our Mutual Friend (Modern Library Series) by Charles Dickens

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-heap’s 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.” Charles Dickens’s last complete novel, Our Mutual Friend encompasses the great themes of his earlier works: the pretensions of the nouveaux riches, the ingenuousness of the aspiring poor, and the unfailing power of wealth to corrupt all who crave it. With its flavorful cast of characters and numerous subplots, Our Mutual Friend is one of Dickens’s most complex—and satisfying—novels.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780679600220
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/05/1992
Series: Modern Library Series
Edition description: REPRINT
Pages: 824
Product dimensions: 5.68(w) x 8.32(h) x 1.38(d)

About the Author

Richard T. Gaughan received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame and his Ph.D. from Brown University. He is currently an associate professor of English at the University of Central Arkansas.

Date of Birth:

February 7, 1812

Date of Death:

June 18, 1870

Place of Birth:

Portsmouth, England

Place of Death:

Gad's Hill, Kent, England

Education:

Home-schooling; attended Dame School at Chatham briefly and Wellington

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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 More than 1 year 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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