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Our Mutual Friend by DICKENS, Charles

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Dickens' last complete novel was published serially 1864-5. It begins with an intriguing fortune offered to John Harmon by his late father, a rich dust contractor, in his will. To receive the money, John must marry a certain Bella Wilfer who he does not know from Eve. He is returning from the exile enforced by his father and confides in a ship's mate who attempts to murder him. The mate gets killed instead, leaving one inconvenient corpse. Because John is considered dead (the body is found with his papers), the money passes to Mr Boffin, old Harmon's foreman. Harmon adopts Bella and John comes into his employ disguised as John Rokesmith. Bella does not fall for John but through kindly Boffin's contrivances learns to hate money and fall for her suitor under his false name. Eventually she learns of his true identity as the Boffins had previously, and the villainous one-legged Silas Wegg's plot to blackmail Mr Boffin is brought to light. There is also a story running behind the main plot about a certain Eugene Wrayburn and his love for Lizzie Hexam, and his rival's attempt to murder him. The two plots are only really connected through the waterside murders but it allows Dickens to indulge in an extremely socially diverse cast of characters. (Summary written by Alan Chant).

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bk1_06 - Book the First - Chapter 06 CUT ADRIFT

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bk1_09 - Book the First - Chapter 09 MR AND MRS BOFFIN IN CONSULTATION

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bk1_10 - Book the First - Chapter 10 A MARRIAGE CONTRACT

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bk1_01 - Book the First - Chapter 01 ON THE LOOK OUT

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bk1_01 - Book the First - Chapter 01 ON THE LOOK OUT

bk1_02 - Book the First - Chapter 02 THE MAN FROM SOMEWHERE

28 MIN2018 NOV 14
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bk1_02 - Book the First - Chapter 02 THE MAN FROM SOMEWHERE

bk1_03 - Book the First - Chapter 03 ANOTHER MAN

30 MIN2018 NOV 14
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bk1_03 - Book the First - Chapter 03 ANOTHER MAN

bk1_04 - Book the First - Chapter 04 THE R. WILFER FAMILY

27 MIN2018 NOV 14
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bk1_04 - Book the First - Chapter 04 THE R. WILFER FAMILY

bk1_05 - Book the First - Chapter 05 BOFFIN'S BOWER

45 MIN2018 NOV 14
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bk1_05 - Book the First - Chapter 05 BOFFIN'S BOWER

bk1_06 - Book the First - Chapter 06 CUT ADRIFT

39 MIN2018 NOV 14
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bk1_06 - Book the First - Chapter 06 CUT ADRIFT

bk1_07 - Book the First - Chapter 07 MR WEGG LOOKS AFTER HIMSELF

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bk1_07 - Book the First - Chapter 07 MR WEGG LOOKS AFTER HIMSELF

bk1_08 - Book the First - Chapter 08 MR BOFFIN IN CONSULTATION

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bk1_08 - Book the First - Chapter 08 MR BOFFIN IN CONSULTATION

bk1_09 - Book the First - Chapter 09 MR AND MRS BOFFIN IN CONSULTATION

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bk1_09 - Book the First - Chapter 09 MR AND MRS BOFFIN IN CONSULTATION

bk1_10 - Book the First - Chapter 10 A MARRIAGE CONTRACT

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bk1_10 - Book the First - Chapter 10 A MARRIAGE CONTRACT