Our Mutual Friend

Our Mutual Friend

Downloadable Audiobook - 2006
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A sinister masterpiece, Our Mutual Friend was Dickens' last completed novel. It is perhaps his ultimate vision of a dark, macabre London and the corrupting power of money. Opening with a father and daughter scavenging for corpses on the Thames, the chilling tale unfolds around drownings, disguises and doubles; violence, murder, and triumphant love. Young John Harmon, presumed killed on his return home to England, is very much alive. The heir to a dust merchant's fortune, he goes to work under an assumed name for his father's current heirs, the amiable, elderly Boffins-who are about to be blackmailed by the unscrupulous one-legged Wegg. So begins the intrigue in a novel that is quintessentially Dickensian in flavor-in its grotesque caricatures, its rich symbolism, and the astonishing realism of its heroine, Bella Wilfer, among Dickens' most splendid female characters.
Published: [Ashland, Or.] : Blackstone Audio, [2006]
ISBN: 9780786140381
0786140380
Branch Call Number: OVERDRIVE DOWNLOADABLE AUDIO
Additional Contributors: Whitfield, Robert

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Aug 11, 2014

I was a bit disappointed with the audio because the series on PBS was so much more explanatory of details. The various voices the reader used were distracting for me & hard to follow.

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